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Chicago hotel shuts fountain, spa after fatal Legionnaires' outbreakupdated: Fri Aug 31 2012 22:27:00

The JW Marriott Chicago hotel said Friday it has removed its lobby fountain and closed parts of its luxury spa after health authorities determined them to be the likely source of a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that has now killed three people.

Living happily with lessupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 10:25:00

Chicago life and business coach Nicole A. Dunbar has learned to live with less, and love it.

Legionnaires' disease outbreak kills 2 at Chicago hotelupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 16:10:00

A Chicago hotel has closed and drained its pool, hot tub and fountain in response to the deaths of two people who contracted the flu-like Legionnaires' disease, authorities said Monday.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Avicii battle severe thunderstorms at Lollapaloozaupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 08:15:00

It was a scene straight out of "The Day After Tomorrow": a sea of confused, disgruntled people flooding the streets of Chicago, left to wonder about their fate. The cause of this mayhem: severe thunderstorms, which temporarily forced the evacuation of the second day of Lollapalooza on Saturday. All was not lost, however: after a nearly three-hour delay, festival officials reopened the gates and Lolla was officially back on.

Wife: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. getting treatment but 'still very depressed'updated: Sat Aug 04 2012 22:37:00

The wife of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. detailed to a Chicago newspaper her husband's "collapse" and his last two months getting treated for gastrointestinal and mental health issues, saying he's still "very depressed" though showing some progress.

Cold front expected to bring relief from heat, possible stormsupdated: Sun Jul 08 2012 15:47:00

At long last, a cold front will snap a stubborn heat wave that has roasted much of the country for more than a week.

Couple pleads for utility's helpupdated: Sun Jul 08 2012 15:47:00

Jaared and Coni Arosemena are in a dangerous situation as live downed power lines surround their house after storms.

For iIllegal immigrant graduates, a 'leap of faith has been answered,' educator saysupdated: Sat Jun 16 2012 23:38:00

In a scene unfolding in many Latino communities throughout the country, the graduation ceremony at Garcia High School in Chicago was especially celebratory Saturday: 20% of the graduating seniors are illegal immigrants who can now put their education to use with work permits authorized by President Obama's new immigration rules.

747 cargo plane clips commuter jet while taxiing in Chicagoupdated: Wed May 30 2012 17:56:00

Passengers on an American Eagle flight arriving at Chicago's O'Hare airport got an unexpected jolt Wednesday when the right wing of a Boeing 747 cargo plane taxiing for departure clipped the tail of the commuter plane.

Police van drives through protestersupdated: Mon May 21 2012 16:31:00

Chicago police and protesters respond to the incident between a police van driving through a group of protesters.

Police: 3 terror suspects at NATO summit were plotting to hit Obama's campaign HQsupdated: Sat May 19 2012 16:45:00

Three men charged with conspiring to commit domestic terrorism during the NATO summit were plotting to attack President Obama's Chicago campaign headquarters, the Chicago mayor's home and police stations, authorities said Saturday.

Camp David, the last safe place? updated: Sun May 06 2012 09:03:00

When the White House, back in March, made the unexpected announcement that this month's G-8 summit, long planned to take place in Chicago, was being moved to Camp David, the reasons given were bland:

'Two Gentlemen of Chicago' mixes Shakespeare and Chicago's musicupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 02:40:00

Off the beaten path of the Los Angeles theater district, troubadours are resurrecting Shakespeare in an adaptation that would make the Bard smile.

Obama jabs GOP candidates in Chicagoupdated: Fri Mar 16 2012 16:34:00

President Obama said he hoped "some of Abraham Lincoln" would rub off on GOP hopefuls as they campaign in Illinois.

Bring some class to your social mediaupdated: Tue Mar 13 2012 10:07:00

While the Republican nominees beat their drums and stomp their feet and whoop "class warfare," we're reminded of another kind of war on class: That is people's seeming inability to be decent and sophisticated online.

Student dies after stabbing incident at Chicago schoolupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 19:00:00

One of two teenage students stabbed at a Chicago school has died, police said.

High court again stays out of big fish disputeupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 19:48:00

The Supreme Court for a third time has turned aside an urgent appeal from Great Lakes states to close Chicago-area shipping channels so invasive Asian carp won't have a doorway into the world's largest freshwater ecosystem.

CNNMoney: Push to help homeowners continuesupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 18:20:00

As regulators and attorneys general continue a year-long push to deliver help for homeowners, some left-leaning groups on Monday warned against any deal that protects banks against lawsuits.

CNNMoney: Happy New Year? Gas prices on the rise againupdated: Sun Jan 08 2012 16:55:00

Gas prices in the United States increased by more than a dime over the past three weeks, the first increase seen since mid-October, according to a survey published Sunday.

U.S. drivers face 12-cent hike at the pumpupdated: Sun Jan 08 2012 16:50:00

Gas prices in the United States increased by more than a dime over the past three weeks, the first increase seen since mid-October, according to a survey published Sunday.

Fortune: Rahm Emanuel: Chicago's new bossupdated: Mon Dec 19 2011 11:50:00

If Chicago were a company, it would be the classic big, successful incumbent that needs new management. Its finances are out of whack. Public education is awful; only 55% of ninth-graders graduate from high school. The homicide rate is much higher than in New York or Los Angeles. America's third-largest city, Chicago gained population in the '90s and then lost all those gains over the past decade. The city still thrives -- it's No. 7 in a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers ranking of world cities by competitiveness -- but the trends aren't great. Chicago got new management in May when Rahm Emanuel was inaugurated as mayor. He's the kind of insider-outsider who often succeeds in redirecting an enterprise. A Chicagoan born and raised who worked in the first campaign of his predecessor, Richard M. Daley, he knows the territory. But he owes nothing to Chicago's Democratic machine. Emanuel, 52, was an adviser in the Clinton White House, then represented a Chicago-area district in Congress for

CNNMoney: Playboy magazine is moving to LAupdated: Wed Dec 14 2011 14:09:00

Playboy Enterprises announced on Wednesday that it is relocating its iconic magazine from Chicago, the original base of operations, to Los Angeles.

Funeral held for Maggie Daleyupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 13:35:00

A funeral is held for Maggie Daley, the wife of a former Chicago mayor, at Old St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Chicago.

Chicago's former first lady diesupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 13:35:00

Maggie Daley, the wife of a former Chicago mayor, died Thursday night after battling breast cancer.

20 people suffer carbon monoxide poisoning in Chicago updated: Fri Nov 25 2011 09:35:00

Twenty people suffered carbon monoxide poisoning when a grill was used inside a home during Thanksgiving festivities in Chicago on Thursday night.

Occupy movement fights foreclosures, protests program cutsupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 05:44:00

What started as the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York in September has spread across major cities worldwide as a call to action against unequal distribution of wealth.

Fortune: School superintendent: A tough job to fillupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 07:09:00

The job typically pays about $250,000 a year. That doesn't include the pension and fabulous benefits. You usually get a long-term contract. There's no competition. Customers can't leave. So why do so few talented people want such a great gig?

130 Occupy protesters arrested in Chicago updated: Mon Oct 24 2011 13:30:00

Chicago police arrested 130 "Occupy Chicago" protesters overnight for allegedly being in the city's Grant Park after hours, authorities said Sunday.

What's stop and frisk?updated: Mon Oct 24 2011 13:30:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti gives an overview of stop and frisk's long running controversy.

Ogilvy secures Presidents Cup spotupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 18:20:00

Australia's Geoff Ogilvy has secured the last automatic place in the International team for the Presidents Cup after finishing third at the BMW Championship in Chicago on Monday.

Money Magazine: When will home prices spring back?updated: Thu Sep 15 2011 05:58:00

It was with some trepidation that Stephanie Kim and her husband, Brendan, 40 and 42, put their Chicago townhouse on the market in June. While the place was in great shape, prices in their city were off 8% from 2010 -- and of the 30 similar homes in the area listed the previous year, only nine had sold.

People.com: Couples Watch: LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian Dine à Deux in Chicagoupdated: Mon Aug 29 2011 12:55:00

• LeAnn Rimes and new hubby Eddie Cibrian shared a low-key night at Chicago's Tavern on Rush. The pair split a bottle of Villa Antinori, and ordered a hummus appetizer before tucking into two entrées: the Asian fusion bowl with chicken for her and a chopped salad for him. A source says the pair looked like they were having fun, but attempted to go unnoticed: Rimes wore a fedora and kept a low profile while dining.

Crews sifting through debris, search for answers to stage collapseupdated: Sun Aug 14 2011 23:09:00

Crews on Sunday sifted through debris of a concert stage that collapsed at the Indiana State Fair, trying to determine what caused the accident that killed five people and injured 40, authorities said.

People.com: Faith Hill Spends $500 on a Kimono in Chicagoupdated: Wed Aug 10 2011 12:29:00

• Faith Hill dropped some serious cash - $506! - for a silk kimono from Nicole Richie's Winter Kate line while shopping with her daughter at Sofia Boutique in Chicago. The singer tried on various dresses - a combination of new and vintage - but left with the coral and sky blue kimono and a free T-shirt gifted to her by the boutique. She also signed the store's dressing room wall - and was "very pleasant and beautiful," a source tells us.

People.com: Lollapalooza: How the Stars Partied in Chicagoupdated: Mon Aug 08 2011 17:13:00

With 270,000 concertgoers rocking out in Grant Park, the Windy City was the place to be last weekend

Jets scrambled when elderly woman's plane violates airspaceupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 06:42:00

A 75-year-old Illinois woman flying her kit plane violated restricted airspace during a presidential visit to Chicago and was intercepted by two F-16 fighter jets, authorities said.

Study highlights best, worst cities for tourist taxesupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 09:04:00

A list of the top five 2011 U.S. cities with the lowest and highest tourism taxes is out, showing cost differences in as much as 56% on average, according to an annual study by the Global Business Travel Association Foundation.

People.com: Zac Efron Dances to Michael Jackson Tunes in Chicagoupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 12:50:00

• Zac Efron had anything but a quiet Sunday night in Chicago: after a late dinner, the actor stopped in for a drink by the bar at Sunda before heading over to the Underground for the club's weekly dance party. Efron held court at a table near the deejay booth - but soon moved to the dance floor, where he got down to a five-minute medley of Michael Jackson tunes spun by DJ Rock City.

Official: Days before power restored to thousands in Chicago areaupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 08:12:00

About 390,000 customers in the greater Chicago area were without power early Tuesday morning following massive storms that moved through the area a day earlier.

Colorful layers of style on Chicago's streetsupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 12:27:00

Remixing bright splashes of color and lots of layers help create the style attitude on Chicago's streets.

SI.com: Sarah Kwak: Teams now begin focus on free agency, realignmentupdated: Sun Jun 26 2011 00:00:00

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The 2011 NHL Draft came to a close Saturday afternoon, and when the last pick was made -- a Swedish goalie by the name of Johan Mattsson to Chicago -- all eyes turned to the next key date on the league calendar: July 1, free agency day.

Storms leave 300,000 without power in Chicago area; flights canceledupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 08:21:00

More than 300,000 electric customers were without power early Wednesday morning in Chicago and its suburbs, electric company Commonwealth Edison said.

The laziest form of travel learningupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 08:48:00

Travel is the laziest form of learning. Just go somewhere you've never been, tend to your basic needs and lessons will be learned -- if only about your basic needs.

Most endangered historic places namedupdated: Wed Jun 15 2011 14:40:00

A Civil War fort, a Chicago hospital and a Chinese neighborhood are among the sites listed as America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Lightning strikes plane, forces emergency landingupdated: Wed Jun 08 2011 15:47:00

A passenger plane made an emergency landing at an airport outside Chicago Wednesday after lightning struck the aircraft, officials said.

People.com: The Glee Cast Enjoys Sushi (and Dancing) in Chicagoupdated: Tue Jun 07 2011 10:08:00

• The cast of Glee blew through Chicago as part of their live tour, and when the gang wasn't on stage, they were out on the town - dining. The entire ensemble - including Lea Michele, Dianna Agron, Cory Monteith and Chord Overstreet - acted like one big happy family as they ate sashimi and enjoyed sake at hotspot Sunda. The next night, the group skipped a formal dinner outing, but half of them headed to The Underground, where they danced the night away.

SI.com: Sam Amick: Kanter passes first few tests but team workouts will be keyupdated: Mon May 23 2011 19:32:00

CHICAGO -- There was plenty to talk about in the lobby at this year's NBA predraft combine.

Illinois apartment fire kills 6 people, including kidsupdated: Sun May 15 2011 10:03:00

An apartment fire in a Chicago suburb early Sunday killed six people, including at least three children, authorities said.

Driver killed after train hits truck near Chicagoupdated: Fri May 13 2011 16:33:00

A commuter train collided with a dump truck near Chicago on Friday morning, killing the truck driver and critically injuring the train engineer, Illinois officials said.

CNNMoney: Chicago: City of the big gas pricesupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 08:23:00

Chicago is not your kind of town when you pull into a local gas station.

Plane skids off runway at Chicago airportupdated: Tue Apr 26 2011 20:57:00

A Southwest flight arriving into Chicago's Midway airport slid off the end of the runway. WLS reports.

Chicago police sergeant accused of brutalityupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 21:39:00

A Chicago police sergeant is facing brutality charges stemming from an October incident caught on surveillance tape showing him repeatedly slapping a unresisting, handcuffed man across the face.

2 Chicago police officers face sexual assault investigationupdated: Fri Apr 01 2011 02:22:00

Two Chicago police officers are under investigation for alleged sexual assault and have been "relieved of their police powers," according to a statement released Thursday by the city's police department.

Flight diverted to Chicago after attendants complain of sicknessupdated: Sat Mar 19 2011 23:58:00

A US Airways flight headed to Philadelphia made an unscheduled landing in Chicago on Saturday after two flight attendants complained of feeling sick, an airline spokeswoman said.

CNNMoney: Stocks end 'tough month' in the blackupdated: Mon Feb 28 2011 16:29:00

Despite a slight step back last week, stocks closed out February on an upbeat note, posting their third straight month of gains.

Unions have to make concessionsupdated: Sat Feb 19 2011 09:32:00

The feud between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and that state's employees has all of a sudden become ground zero in the battle between efforts by the GOP to shut down unions as they exist, and those same union workers desperate to hold on to long-fought-for wages and benefits.

CNNMoney: Cashing in on snowstormsupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 15:42:00

With record amounts of snow blanketing even some of the warmest cities across the nation this winter, an increasing number of companies are protecting themselves by betting on .... snow.

Sleet, freezing rain coat Deep Southupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 21:41:00

A swirl of sleet and freezing rain barreled into the Gulf States Thursday, yet another winter storm carrying frigid weather to a region unaccustomed to the cold.

Travel headaches ease, but some passengers still strandedupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 16:14:00

Chicago airports expect to return to a more normal schedule Thursday as the massive storm that dumped about two feet of snow across the region exited the United States.

Winter storm snowballs airlinesupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 16:17:00

Airlines canceled thousands of flights for a second day and began to regroup as a historic winter storm pushed from the upper Midwest to the Northeast on Wednesday.

Weather service urges motorists in Chicago to stay off roadsupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 16:16:00

The National Weather Service in Chicago is asking residents not to travel unless "absolutely necessary" because a winter storm pushing through the upper Midwest has created a "potentially life threatening situation."

Bracing for winter weatherupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 16:08:00

Snow begins to fall in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as the city braces for a major winter storm.

Airlines ground planes as monster snowstorm moves inupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 16:08:00

Airlines canceled more than four thousand flights Tuesday as a massive snowstorm of historic proportions coated the nation's heartland with a thick blanket of snow.

This week's winter storm could be one for record booksupdated: Sun Jan 30 2011 20:30:00

Chicago was under a blizzard watch late Sunday as portions of the Midwest and Northeast braced for a major storm system that will bring bitter cold and a "long duration" of snow, according to forecasters.

Fire set at building's rear caused deadly Chicago fire, official saysupdated: Fri Dec 24 2010 17:18:00

A fire that killed two Chicago firefighters and injured 17 earlier this week grew from wood or trash burning in the "rear portion of the building," the fire department said Friday.

Emanuel cleared for Chicago mayoral runupdated: Thu Dec 23 2010 13:15:00

It's full steam ahead for Rahm Emanuel's Chicago mayoral bid.

People.com: Gwyneth Paltrow Has a Calorie-Fest in Chicagoupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 11:30:00

• Taking a break from filming her new movie Contagion in Chicago, Gwyneth Paltrow and two pals joked about ordering way too much food at Bar 12-21 inside Morton's the Steakhouse in Rosemont, Ill. The group started out with a shrimp cocktail and salads before moving on to a meal that included filet mignon, shrimp Alexander and sea bass. Paltrow was very complimentary of the staff and the food, a source says.

Snow, cold stretches from upper Midwest to Virginiaupdated: Sat Dec 04 2010 23:49:00

Accompanied by unusually cold temperatures, snow fell late Saturday from Minnesota east to Virginia, prompting a series of warnings but few major headaches.

Thundersnow caught on cameraupdated: Sat Dec 04 2010 23:49:00

Meteorologist Bonnie Schneider tells HLN's Robin Meade what it takes to cause this rare phenomenon.

Former U.S. Senator is running for mayor of Chicagoupdated: Tue Nov 23 2010 05:21:00

The first black woman to win a seat in the U.S. Senate has thrown her political hat back into the ring, beating Monday's deadline for hopeful candidates to turn in the required signatures needed to be placed on the mayoral ballot here.

CNNMoney: Chicago Climate Exchange to shut down emissions tradingupdated: Wed Nov 17 2010 14:32:00

The Chicago Climate Exchange, a pilot program for the trading of greenhouse gases in the U.S., is shutting down for lack of legislative interest.

Synagogue leader: We were not target of parcel bomb plotupdated: Wed Nov 03 2010 13:51:00

A Chicago synagogue thought to be one destination for a parcel bomb was actually never a target, a congregation leader said Wednesday.

Explosives to be detonated by cell phoneupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 12:16:00

CNN's Nic Robertson says the explosives are many times more powerful then what the alleged 'underwear bomber' used.

Chicago synagogues warned to watch for suspicious packagesupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 12:16:00

Synagogues across metropolitan Chicago, Illinois, began taking "appropriate precautions" Friday after a warning by security officials to watch out for suspicious packages from abroad, according to a Jewish Federation spokeswoman.

CNNMoney: High-speed trains get new U.S. fundsupdated: Thu Oct 28 2010 11:53:00

The Department of Transportation awarded $2.4 billion Thursday for high-speed rail projects, though a lot more money is needed to make the project a reality.

Rahm Emanuel faces uphill battle to be Chicago mayorupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 07:54:00

It's laughable to watch political prognosticators on the various TV shows weigh in on Rahm Emanuel's chances of becoming the next mayor of Chicago, Illinois. If you trust any of them, you swear President Barack Obama's outgoing chief of staff sees the position as a birthright that he is about to assume now that Richard M. Daley is stepping down.

People.com: Kristin Cavallari's Cozy Chicago Weekend with Her Bear Beauupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 11:49:00

Plus: Reese Witherspoon brunches in Vancouver, LeAnn Rimes & Eddie Cibrian and more

Are you secretly sad?updated: Wed Sep 29 2010 08:42:00

At some point, they were happy; they had moments of joy. And then, one molecule at a time, the happiness went away.

SI.com: Two-Way Athletes (Related Stories)updated: Mon Sep 20 2010 15:17:00

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Is 'Rahmbo' heading back to Chicago?updated: Sat Sep 11 2010 03:14:00

Is the toughest guy in the White House about to leave town?

Roland Martin dishes on Chicagoupdated: Thu Sep 09 2010 07:50:00

Chicago, Illinois, is "stunningly amazing five months out of the year" and feels like a bona fide city to CNN political analyst Roland Martin.

SI.com: Steve Davis: Playoff intensity in August? A welcome development for MLSupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 13:57:00

Anyone around MLS for the last few years, from coaches to players to paying customers, can tell you how appreciably the overall quality of play has improved. The collective standard, measurably better than five years ago, is virtually unrecognizable compared to most matches from the late 1990s.

Suspicious package shuts down road, redirects subway line in Chicagoupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 04:38:00

Two blocks of Chicago, Illinois, were shut down early Wednesday morning and a subway line redirected after a suspicious item was found on a street near a metro station, police said.

Chicago man faces terror chargesupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 15:21:00

Federal prosecutors in Chicago, Illinois, have charged a U.S. citizen with trying to provide material support to two terrorist organizations -- al Qaeda and al Shabaab -- and with another charge related to weapons of mass destruction, according to a criminal complaint.

Chicago man faces terror chargesupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 15:21:00

Federal prosecutors in Chicago charge a man with trying to provide support to terrorists. CNN's Jeanne Meserve reports.

Female condoms range from 'strange' to 'natural'updated: Mon Aug 02 2010 11:21:00

They've been called noisy, unwieldy and like a plastic bag.

9 shot at Chicago bus stopupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 04:04:00

Nine people were shot at a bus station in the south side of Chicago Monday, police said.

Chicago flooding leads to power outagesupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 05:25:00

Heavy rain and flooding in the Chicago area has left 50,000 without power. Affiliate WGN reports.

Severe storms cause flooding, outages in Chicagoupdated: Sat Jul 24 2010 15:46:00

Severe overnight storms in the Chicago area caused power outages, flight cancellations and flooded homes and roadways.

Off-duty Chicago police officer shot outside his homeupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 05:19:00

A Chicago, Illinois, police officer was shot and killed Sunday morning after finishing his shift, police said.

Off-duty Chicago cop murdered at homeupdated: Mon Jul 19 2010 05:19:00

Officer Michael Bailey, 62, is shot outside his home after returning from guarding Chicago Mayor Richard Daley's home.

Chicago police officer killedupdated: Thu Jul 08 2010 12:34:00

Authorities in Chicago say the suspect in the killing of a police officer was shot and wounded in another incident.

Chicago City Council passes new gun ordinanceupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 21:30:00

The Chicago, Illinois, City Council in a 45-0 vote approved a new gun ordinance Friday, four days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the city's 28-year-old strict ban on handgun ownership was unconstitutional.

Chicago approves new handgun restrictionsupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 21:30:00

The Chicago City Council has voted to approve what city officials say is the strictest handgun ordinance in the U.S.

'That's how a lot of these shootings happen ... over nothing'updated: Fri Jul 02 2010 14:56:00

Chicago's longstanding ban on handguns, which the Supreme Court this week ruled as unconstitutional, was a complete failure.

Landmark gun ruling for Chicagoupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 09:10:00

CNN's Kate Bolduan reports on the Supreme Court's ruling that overturned Chicago's handgun ban.

High court strikes down Chicago handgun banupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 09:10:00

In another dramatic victory for firearm owners, the Supreme Court has ruled unconstitutional Chicago, Illinois', 28-year-old strict ban on handgun ownership, a potentially far-reaching case over the ability of state and local governments to enforce limits on weapons.

Chicago subway fire sends 12 to hospitalupdated: Mon Jun 21 2010 13:04:00

A fire in Chicago's subway system Sunday left at least 12 people with smoke-related injuries -- five of them in serious condition, according to a fire official.

Fortune: The academic solution to financial reformupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 10:49:00

On Wednesday, fifteen leading academic economists unveiled a succinct, slender and, for the most part, readable volume containing their consensus recommendations on how to fix our financial system.

CNNMoney: Fastest growing counties in the U.S.updated: Wed Jun 16 2010 07:04:00

The fastest growing large county in the United States is not in a trendy Sun Belt state. It's in Illinois, a member in good standing of the Rust Belt.

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