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Illinois Dems digging deep to keep governor's office

Illinois Dems digging deep to keep governor's office

CHICAGO  At first blush, Illinois would seem to be a lock for an incumbent Democratic governor: The population leans left. Democrats control most of state government, and this year's race is likely to turn on the Chicago area, one of the few places President Barack Obama can still bring larg…

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Flood warnings issued along Lake Michigan shoreline

Flood warnings issued along Lake Michigan shoreline

The Halloween weather was perfect for little ones trick-or-treating as Elsa, Anna, Olaf or other "Frozen" characters.

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LaPorte man writes book about close cats

LaPorte man writes book about close cats

LAPORTE | John Mitchell never wrote a book until recently and the one just published is now in the homes of two presidents.

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Rick Renteria

Rick Renteria

The Cubs have fired manager Rick Renteria after one season to pursue former Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon.

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Wallenda ready for windy Chicago tightrope walks

Wallenda ready for windy Chicago tightrope walks

CHICAGO | With Chicago's chilling winds howling in the background, tightrope walker Nik Wallenda declared Friday he's ready to attempt two back-to-back skyscraper crossings, one of them blindfolded.

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Joe Maddon

Joe Maddon

The Cubs have fired manager Rick Renteria after one season to pursue former Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon. Team President Theo Epstein said Friday that Renteria deserved to come back next season as the Cubs continue their rebuilding effort. But Maddon opted out of his contract with the Rays a…

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Andrean's Mason not concerned with extra day

MERRILLVILLE | Andrean's Phil Mason still got his football fix.

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Virgin Galactic's allure: space and celebrities

The explosion of a Virgin Galactic rocket ship during a test flight over California has almost certainly dashed founder Richard Branson's goal of starting passenger flights next spring. Information about Virgin Galactic, its backers, and its goals:

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Cyclists kidnapped, ransomed near Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Seven cyclists and an assistant who were kidnapped while on a training ride in the mountainous outskirts of the Mexican capital were released hours later after a ransom was paid, authorities said Friday.

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Gary man receives prison term in fraudulent tax filing

HAMMOND | A Gary man was sentenced Thursday to more than three years in prison and must pay $900,000 in restitution for filing a fraudulent tax refund claim.

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UN expresses 'deep outrage' at Islamic State group

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is expressing its "deep outrage" at the killings, kidnapping, rapes and torture by the Islamic State group in Iraq.

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Insurance industry vets celebrate new company with ribbon cutting

Insurance industry vets celebrate new company with ribbon cutting

SCHERERVILLE | Meyers Glaros Group officially opened its new headquarters in Schererville, Ind., at 222 Indianapolis Blvd., Suite 203, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in October. The new company also has a satellite office in Valparaiso, Ind.

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Insurance industry vets celebrate new company with ribbon cutting

Insurance industry vets celebrate new company with ribbon cutting

Meyers Glaros Group celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon cutting.

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Creator of Operation couldn't afford own operation

BLOOMINGDALE,Ill. (AP) — The creator of the board game Operation can't afford an operation of his own.

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Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

TORONTO (AP) — Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away.

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Judge won't close hearing in Islamic State case

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday denied a government request to partially close a detention hearing for a 19-year-old suburban Chicago man who authorities say violated U.S. law by trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State militants.

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2 arrested as people flock to Hawaii lava

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Two Hawaii residents have been arrested for trespassing to see lava, police said Friday amid growing interest from people eager to witness the slow-moving flow.

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

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Shooting recordings released: 'We need aid ASAP'

SEATTLE (AP) — As police raced to a Washington state high school last week in response to reports of a possible shooter, they faced the daunting task of trying to secure a maze of buildings that make up the sprawling campus, according to police radio traffic from the scene.

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Mostly treats at White House for Halloween

Mostly treats at White House for Halloween

A boy dressed as a college graduate looks up at President Barack Obama as the president greets costumed trick-or-treaters during Halloween festivities by the South Portico of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed l…

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Mostly treats at White House for Halloween

Mostly treats at White House for Halloween

President Barack Obama pats a child dressed as Superman on the head during Halloween festivities near the South Portico of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama welcomed local children and children of military families to '…

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Mostly treats at White House for Halloween

Mostly treats at White House for Halloween

A White House usher takes a model of one of the Obama dogs outside as Halloween decorations adorn the South Portico of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, ahead of festivities for trick-or-treaters. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will welcome local chi…

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