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Supporters join hands during a prayer waiting for Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to speak at a campaign rally at the Akron Civic Theatre on Monday in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

2016 race barrels toward potentially decisive primary day

HANOVERTON, Ohio — The tumultuous presidential primary season barreled toward a potentially…

 

Beijamin Santos who was born with microcephaly undergoes physical therapy at a therapy treatment center in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. Researchers from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention continue to fan out across one of Brazil's poorest states in search of mothers and infants for a study aimed at determining whether the Zika virus is causing babies to be born with unusually small heads. (Andre Penner/AP)

CDC confirms 9 Zika infections in pregnant women in US

NEW YORK — Zika infections have been confirmed in nine pregnant women…

 

Fox Lake Village Manager Anne Mirran accompanied by Lake County sheriff's Detective Chris Covelli speak during a news conference in Round Lake Beach, Ill., confirming that Fox Lake police  Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Gilbert R. Boucher II/Daily Herald, via AP)

Detective: ‘Hero’ cop sought hit-man to cover up thefts

FOX LAKE, Ill. — Months before an Illinois police officer staged his…

 

This undated file photo provided by the Fox Lake Police Department shows Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz. (Fox Lake Police Department photo via AP, File)

‘Hero’ officer staged suicide, embezzled from youth program

FOX LAKE, Ill. — For weeks, investigators said they were searching for…

This undated file photo provided by the Fox Lake Police Department shows Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz. (Fox Lake Police Department photo via AP, File)
Chicago Police Marine Unit divers search a lagoon at Garfield Park on Sunday after a toddler's decomposed feet and hand were found Saturday. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Parts of toddler’s dismembered body found in Chicago park

CHICAGO — Detectives investigating a lagoon at a Chicago urban park where…

Chicago Police Marine Unit divers search a lagoon at Garfield Park on Sunday after a toddler's decomposed feet and hand were found Saturday. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Mourners light candles during a vigil at Lakefront Park to honor  Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, Wednesday. (John Starks/Daily Herald via AP)

Manhunt could bring subdued holiday in recreation area

FOX LAKE, Ill. — The manhunt for three suspects wanted in the…

Mourners light candles during a vigil at Lakefront Park to honor  Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, Wednesday. (John Starks/Daily Herald via AP)
George Filenko, commander of the Lake County Major Task Force, left, and Chris Covelli with the Lake County Sheriff's Department talk during a news conference at the Fox Lake Police Station, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Michael Schmidt)

Hunt for 3 suspects widens after Illinois officer’s death

FOX LAKE, Ill. — Authorities broadened the hunt Wednesday for three suspects…

George Filenko, commander of the Lake County Major Task Force, left, and Chris Covelli with the Lake County Sheriff's Department talk during a news conference at the Fox Lake Police Station, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Michael Schmidt)
AP Photo/M. Spencer GreenIn this May 12

Escaping the wealth gap can mean fleeing hometowns

This Illinois city already was struggling when Tara Holycross and her friends…

AP Photo/M. Spencer GreenIn this May 12
AP Photo/Seth PerlmanIllinois Rep. Greg Harris

Illinois lawmakers vote to allow gay marriages

Historic votes Tuesday in the Illinois Legislature positioned that state to become…

AP Photo/Seth PerlmanIllinois Rep. Greg Harris
M. Spencer Green/APChicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis speaks outside the Mahalia Jackson Elementary School in Chicago

Chicago to close 54 schools to address $1B deficit

CHICAGO (AP) — Tens of thousands of Chicago students, parents and teachers…

M. Spencer Green/APChicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis speaks outside the Mahalia Jackson Elementary School in Chicago

Illinois can no longer afford to bury indigent dead

DIM BULB: Illinois is so broke that as of Monday, it won’t…