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Oct 17, 2018
Investigators ramped up the search for 13-year-old Jayme Closs Tuesday, deploying canines and releasing new photos of the teen, whose parents were found dead in the family’s Wisconsin home. Relatives of Jayme told CBS News the front door to the house was shot in. Jayme has been missing since sheriff’s...
Oct 16, 2018
A second aid worker who was hostage by Boko Haram for seven months has been executed after a deadline for negotiations expired, the Nigerian government said. Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described the killing as “dastardly, inhuman and ungodly, saying nothing can justify the shedding of...
Oct 15, 2018
Two men are accused of punching and pistol-whipping store workers on the Near North Side over the weekend, then fleeing with the cash register, according to Chicago police. Raul Tijerina, 32, and Joshua Santana, 27, were wearing masks when they entered the store in the 300 block of West Chicago...
Oct 12, 2018
In an assessment of water pollution produced by 98 large meat-processing facilities across the United States, the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Environmental Integrity Project found that a plant in Beardstown, Ill., owned by meat-processing giant JBS released about 1,850 pounds of nitrogen on average each day into a tributary of the...
Oct 10, 2018
The Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has added two more priests to the list of those who have been credibly accused of sexual abusing minors. The diocese on Tuesday placed Michael Paquet and Bruce A. Schutt on that list after further analysis by the Diocesan Review Board and Bishop...
Oct 9, 2018
The ISBA Judicial Evaluations will be published Wednesday, Oct....
Oct 4, 2018
The Illinois Lawyers Assistance Program opened a new office to serve Kane and DuPage counties. LAP provides services to Illinois lawyers, judges, law students and their families who are concerned about substance abuse or stress-related issues. LAP also has offices in Chicago, Bloomington, Carbondale, Edwardsville, Park Ridge and Rock...
Oct 3, 2018
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is asking the Attorney General’s office to temporarily shut down a Chicago-area chemical plant. The agency says that plant is releasing an illegal amount of cancer-causing fumes into the air. The plant, owned by medical company Sterigenics, uses a chemical called ethylene oxide to sterilize...
Oct 2, 2018
Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh will not teach at Harvard Law School in the winter, as he was expected to do, the university announced Monday night in an email to law students. “Today, Judge Kavanaugh indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching his course in January Term 2019, so...
Oct 1, 2018
RAINN, the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, reported that the National Sexual Assault Hotline helped 201 percent more people on Thursday than it normally does. “It’s not that 201 percent more sexual assaults happened yesterday,” Dr. Thea Gallagher, clinic director at the Center for the Treatment and Study of...