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Sep 18, 2014In the moments before he steps on a five-eighths-of-an-inch high wire to cross the Chicago River on Nov. 2, Nik Wallenda will pray with family and tell them he will see them in a couple of hours. But to get to that point, the aerial performer who has crossed ...Leave a comment

Sep 18, 2014An amendment to a proposed continuing resolution would authorize aid to Syrian rebels to combat the Islamic State militant group. An amendment to a proposed continuing resolution would authorize aid to Syrian rebels to combat the Islamic State militant ...Leave a comment

Sep 18, 2014Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault. (Jake Roth / USA Today Sports). By Reuters. CrimeJonathan DwyerDomestic Violence. The Arizona Cardinals said they deactivated running back ...Leave a comment

Sep 18, 2014Dana Hayes, 18, of Sauk Village was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail in the fatal shooting of a man in the River Oaks Mall. Three others have been charged and two others are suspects. Dana Hayes, 18, of Sauk Village was ordered held in lieu of $1 ...Leave a comment

Sep 18, 2014Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole warns that as 9/11 becomes more distant, the risk of complacency can grow. Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole warns that as 9/11 becomes more distant, the risk ...Leave a comment

Sep 17, 2014If you're a baby boomer like me, the recent controversy over a football player who whipped his son with a switch probably has you looking back and reassessing your own childhood. Like many folks who raised children in 1950s and '60s, my parents relied on ...Leave a comment

Sep 17, 2014Will Johnny Oduya or Nick Leddy have to go for the Blackhawks to get under the salary cap? How will newcomer Brad Richards fit in on the second line? Blackhawks training camp storylines. Can Teuvo Teravainen force his way onto the roster? Blackhawks ...Leave a comment

Sep 17, 2014The hottest company in the business world is a Chinese firm with an Arabic name going public on a U.S. stock market. Oh, and one of the biggest beneficiaries of this development is ... the American economy. How can that be? Read on: Alibaba is one of the ...Leave a comment

Sep 17, 2014Pre-game batting practice Wednesday night was overshadowed by the appearance of Kris Bryant, the minor league player of the year who wasn't promoted in September by the Chicago Cubs. But the Cubs will have the return of first baseman Anthony Rizzo, ...Leave a comment

Sep 17, 2014Irene Palacios of Elgin was all smiles after the ceremony as she took pictures with friends, clutching a red, white and blue balloon and bouquet of flowers. It's been 10 years since Palacios moved to the U.S. from Monterrey, Mexico. She said she decided to ...Leave a comment

Sep 17, 2014A Geneva man is the first reported human case of West Nile virus in Kane County this year. The 33-year-old Geneva resident was treated as an outpatient and he is recovering, according to a statement from the Kane County Health Department.Leave a comment

Sep 17, 2014Crowds came out for the The East Dundee carnival as part of Heritage Fest. | Erin Sauder ~ For Sun-Times Media. Robert Rodriguez. Aggrego News Service. Sept. 17 3:52 p.m.. recent articles. Elgin man allegedly makes false claims to Barrington Hills police, ...Leave a comment