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By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
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BBC presents free World War I films to honor 100th anniversary, begins in August

In commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the start of World War I, BBC Worldwide North America will, in a unique departure, premiere three historic films in theaters across the U.S. this August: 37 Days: The More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, June 26th, 2014
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Supreme Court strikes down abortion clinic ‘buffer zone’ in Massachusetts, Chicago next

The Supreme Court unanimously struck down the Massachusetts buffer zone around abortion clinics noting that the 35-foot barrier to keep out protesters was in conflict to the freedoms of demonstrators. Supporters More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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Las Vegas tops list of Fourth of July getaways, Orlando at #6

Travelocity’s Independence Day holiday booking data reveals optimistic news for travelers looking to save during the July 4th weekend. While airfare and domestic hotel rates are both on the rise, international More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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Missing woman, Terri Anderson, identified as dead woman found in Illinois ditch

The body found Saturday afternoon in a drainage ditch off Illinois Route 29 has been identified as Terri Anderson, a woman who was reported missing two weeks ago. Autopsy results were consistent with her cause of More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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MERS spread from Indiana case to Illinois man ruled out after comprehensive lab analysis: CDC

PRESS RELEASE After completing additional and more definitive laboratory tests, CDC officials have concluded that an Indiana MERS patient did not spread the virus to an Illinois associate during a business meeting More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
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‘I Support Rasmea’ movement grows to support terrorist Rasmea Yousef Odeh

Supporters in Chicago are selling t-shirts which state “I Support Rasmea” as MoveOn.org created a petition to free the terrroist Rasmea Youcef Odeh, now 66-years-old, linked to the 1969 murder of two More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, May 19th, 2014
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Chikungunya, cholera and other diseases in Haiti: An ‘on the ground’ perspective with Haitian Hearts, Dr. John Carroll

The cholera epidemic that began in October 2010 on the Caribbean island of Haiti, several months after the massive earthquake, has accounted for greater than 700,000 cases and 8,500 deaths. The mosquito borne virus, More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Sunday, May 18th, 2014
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Cancer survivor Karla Dunston wins custody to embryos, boyfriend no longer wants kids

A judge in Chicago has ruled in favor of a woman who froze embryos to have children over the lawsuit by the father, a former boyfriend who says it violates his rights. The gave the woman full custody of the embryos More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 17th, 2014
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Illinois man tests positive for MERS antibodies, likely contracted virus from Indiana patient

Just days after Illinois health officials reported that there was no spread from the first Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) case in Indiana, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, May 1st, 2014
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University of Illinois at Urbana: Mumps diagnosed in about a dozen students

In a follow-up to a story earlier this week, the McKinley Health Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign says they have diagnosed mumps in about a dozen students since their return to studies following More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, April 28th, 2014
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: The latest school to experience a mumps outbreak

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s McKinley Health Center says that up to 10 people (nine students and one staff member)  have been clinically diagnosed with the mumps since returning from More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 25th, 2014
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Chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis up in Illinois: Health Department

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) said Thursday that three sexually transmitted infections (STI), chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis, are all on the rise in the state and they encourage residents to More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
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CDC investigates Salmonella Cotham outbreak linked to bearded dragons

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with public health, veterinary, and agriculture officials in many states and the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Veterinary Services More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Javier Acevedo and wife, Veronica Rizzo-Acevedo identified in Illinois murder suicide

A Cook County sheriff’s office correctional officer apparently shot to death his wife, a Chicago police officer, inside their Southwest Side home Sunday morning before turning the gun on himself, authorities More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Violent Easter weekend in Chicago leaves 8 dead, 44 injured

Easter weekend proved to be a violent time with gang related shooting being blamed for a headline grabbing death toll. Since Friday evening, at least eight people were shot and killed in Chicago, and at least 44 others More...

By Butter Bracco On Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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Former Marine Jorge Torrez won’t battle against death penalty

An ex-Marine facing possible execution for the 2009 murder of a fellow service member ordered his lawyers Monday not to make any arguments to spare his life. The man is also connected to a Zion, Ill. double murder. Jorge More...

By Laura Jones On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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President Obama meets with faith leaders on ‘broken’ immigration reform

President Barack Obama met with several faith leaders at the Oval Office on Tuesday to discuss what he called a “broken” immigration system. The focus of the meeting was to highlight and discuss “the More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, April 11th, 2014
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Fort Hood Shooting: Daniel Ferguson, Carlos Lazaney-Rodriguez returned to Florida for burial

Two twenty year veterans, who were killed in the latest Fort Hood shooting, will arrive in Florida today, set to be laid to rest. Carlos Lazaney-Rodriguez photo courtesy of Fort Hood public affairs Sgt. First Class More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
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Rev James Meeks explains why he’s supporting GOP candidate Bruce Rauner

Many may assume the black man, especially from Chicago, is an automatic supporter of the Democratic Party. Reverend James Meeks has even spoken alongside Rev. Jesse Jackson and Democratic leaders in the state, but More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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Juatasha Denton McCaster, Illinois woman found guilty of murdering and dismembering her husband

A woman accused of killing and dismembering her husband is found guilty of murder on Tuesday after the jury deliberated for seven hours. A Sangamon County jury convicted Juatasha Denton McCaster of first degree More...

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