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Huntley High School on lockdown after bullets found at school

HUNTLEY – Huntley High School remains on lockdown after a student found bullets in the hallway Friday morning. Huntley Deputy Police Chief Michael Klunk said police are on scene, 13719 Harmony Road, talking to students and reviewing security video footage to determine where the bullets came from. “The education p [...]

Government shutdown looms; blame game already in full swing

WASHINGTON – A bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. Democrats in the Senate have served notice they will filibuster a four-week [...]

Chicago mayor vows to step up Amazon second headquarters bid

CHICAGO – Chicago officials vowed Thursday to step up the competition to lure Amazon’s headquarters after the company named the city among the top 20 locations in the running for a facility that promises 50,000 jobs. Amazon narrowed the list of 238 proposals from the U.S., Mexico and Canada, to 20 finalists, also including Indiana [...]

House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

WASHINGTON – A divided House voted Thursday to prevent a government shutdown after an eleventh-hour deal brought conservatives aboard. But the GOP-written measure faced gloomy prospects in the Senate, and it remained unclear whether lawmakers would be able to find a way to keep federal offices open past a Friday night deadline. Th [...]

Prosecutor: Parents who tortured children were 'depraved'

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A California couple tortured a dozen of their children for years, starving them to the point that their growth was stunted, chaining them to their beds for months at a time and forbidding them from showering more than once a year or using the toilet, a prosecutor said Thursday. “The victimization appeared to in [...]