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FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2014 file photo, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is reflected in a TV monitor during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. In a speech at the National Press Club today in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, the Senate's third-ranking Democrat said that Democrats performed poorly in this month's midterm elections in part because they let Republicans portray government as a drag on society rather than a potential force for good. Schumer said Democrats' were too intent on passing the Affordable Care Act when they did and should have been more focused instead on jobs and the economy for the middle class. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite/File)
Schumer to Dems: Make government help workersSen. Schumer tells Dems to make government work for middle class
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St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announces the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year old,  on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton, Mo. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cristina Fletes-Boutte, Pool)
Critics question timing of Ferguson announcementCritics question timing of nighttime Ferguson grand jury announcement
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In this photo taken on Feb. 14, 2006, Dr. Denham Harman smiles at his 90th birthday celebration at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. Harman, the scientist who developed the most widely accepted theory on aging that's used study cancer and other diseases died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at 98.  Harman developed the "Free Radical Theory of Aging" in 1954, though it took years for additional research to prove its importance.   (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Doctor behind 'free radical' aging theory diesDoctor who developed most widely accepted theory on aging, now used in disease research, dies
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High court to review EPA mercury limitsSupreme Court will review EPA first-ever limits on mercury emissions from power plants
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A protestor pours milk in his eyes after being tear gassed by Seattle police at the Interstate 5 entrance on Cherry Street in Seattle, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Protestors took to the streets in response to the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. (AP Photo/seattlepi.com, Anna Erickson)
A glance at Ferguson: Then, now and the futureFerguson: Then, now and what might lie ahead with grand jury's decision not to indict officer
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Travelers wait in lines to pass through security and get to their gates at LaGuardia Airport in New York, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. A nor'easter was expected to develop along the East Coast just as millions of travelers head to their Thanksgiving destinations, bringing mostly rain close to the coast, but heavier snow further inland. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Rain, snow could mess up Thanksgiving travelRain and snow along East Coast could make a mess for Thanksgiving travelers
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FILE - This June 27, 2014 file photo shows actor Shia LaBeouf walks through the media after leaving Midtown Community Court following his arrest the previous day for yelling obscenities at the Broadway show "Cabaret," in New York. LaBeouf is complying with treatment ordered as part of a plea deal stemming from a bizarre episode during the Broadway show “Cabaret.” The 28-year-old “Transformers” star appeared in a Manhattan court Tuesday, Nov. 25, to show proof that he’s been at the Hills Treatment Center in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Shia LaBeouf making progress on treatmentShia LaBeouf making progress in treatment after guilty plea to disorderly conduct
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A man walks past boarded up windows of a Smart & Final store that was damaged on Monday night in response to the Ferguson, Mo., grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Police across US prepare for more Ferguson ralliesPolice across US prepare for another day of Ferguson protests as cities clean up
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Top US Jesuit defends Vatican sex prosecutorTop US Jesuit sets record straight on Vatican sex crimes prosecutor over notorious pedophile
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  • Oak Forest Man Awaiting Trial on 2009 Murder Charge Arrested at Joliet Casino

    An Oak Forest man free on bond while he awaits the start of his murder trial in Cook County was arrested Friday night at a Joliet casino. Grib had been kicked out of the casino earlier in the evening and was told he would be arrested if he came back, police said. Patch.com, Mon, Nov 24 2014 @ 03:26 PM
  • Woman Shot with Stun Gun 12 Times at McDonald's Says She Wasn't 'Lovin' It'

    A woman accused of throwing McDonald's food at employees in the drive-thru window two years ago is suing Des Plaines police officer who responded to the scene - and hit her with a stun gun a dozen times, causing various injuries. Dayna A. Allen said in a lawsuit filed in Cook County Friday that she was getting food at the Des Plaines McDonald's at 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 23, 2012, when officers approached her, ordered her out of her car and then got into the car and Tasered her when she refused. Patch.com, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 11:15 PM
  • Cook Coounty clerk adds suburban filing locations for school candidates

    The Cook County Clerk's office is setting up four locations in the city of Chicago and the suburbs for school board candidates in the April 7 election to submit their nominating petitions when the filing period begins Dec. 15. Under a new state law, school board hopefuls must file for candidacy through their county clerk rather than at their school district's office. About 700 candidates from 145 suburban Cook County elementary, high school and unit school districts are expected to file paperwork to get on the ballot, according to the clerk's office. Daily Herald, Tue, Nov 25 2014 @ 01:40 PM
  • Indian American Medical Association of Illinois Holds Annual Banquet, ...

    The Indian American Medical Association of Illinois held its 34th annual meeting and banquet on November 8 at the classy Meadows Club Grand Ballroom, 2950 W Golf Road, Rolling Meadows, IL. The IAMA is a non-profit professional organization comprising Illinois's physicians of Indian origin committed to professional excellence in quality patient care, education and community healthcare. India.com, Mon, Nov 24 2014 @ 05:28 PM
  • McHenry County Sheriff-elect Bill Prim taps 3 for management roles

    Prim said he will rid the office of an undersheriff position, instead replacing it with three managers who will report directly to him. Prim chose two Cook County law enforcement officials to lead police and jail operations. Northwest Herald, Mon, Nov 24 2014 @ 03:48 PM
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    Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is preparing to take the reins of Illinois' government. Rauner has been dealing with a rush of job-seekers, a leaky roof at the governor's mansion and hard feelings among opponents he now must deal with. WAND-TV Decatur, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 02:45 PM
  • 12-year-old suburban girl missing

    A 12-year-old girl has been missing since Saturday night and the Cook County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in finding her. Jordan Sumlin was last seen by her parents at approximately 8:10 p.m. on Saturday on the 5200 block of Shotkoski Drive in an unincorporated area near Hoffman Estates, according to a news release Sunday night. Daily Herald, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 10:59 PM
  • In First Parish Visit, Archbishop Blase Cupich Apologizes for Despicable Predator Priest

    Archbishop Blase Cupich's first visit to a Chicago Archdiocese parish Sunday was act of contrition and a public apology to parishioners subjected to one of the church's most recent sexual predators. Daniel McCormack, pastor at St. Agatha's on the West Side from 2000 to 2006, abused several boys there. Patch.com, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 05:41 PM
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