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Redevelopment of Maplewood property in Cary to be discussed Oct. 3

CARY – Cary trustees again are slated to discuss the village-owned Maplewood property. A discussion will take place at the Cary Committee of the Whole meeting, which starts immediately after the Village Board meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 3 at Village Hall, 655 Village Hall Drive. Developer Patrick Taylor of Barrington-based [...]

Gunman opens fire in Nashville church; 1 dead, 7 wounded

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A masked gunman opened fire at a Nashville church Sunday, silently walking down the aisle as he shot unsuspecting congregants. At least one person was killed and seven others wounded, authorities said. An usher confronted the shooter, who apparently shot himself in the struggle before he was arrested, police sai [...]

Trump replaces travel ban with new restrictions on 8 nations

WASHINGTON – Citizens of eight countries, including North Korea and Venezuela, will face new restrictions on entry to the U.S. under a proclamation signed by President Donald Trump on Sunday that will replace his expiring travel ban. The new rules, which will impact the citizens of Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, V [...]

Candidates scramble in unexpected open attorney general race

CHICAGO – The race to become Illinois’ next chief legal officer is off to a furious start after Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s sudden announcement that she wouldn’t seek a fifth term. A Republican former Miss America’s campaign has been reinvigorated. Two Democratic state lawmakers have stepped forward. And so many others are con [...]

Opposition from GOP senators grows, jeopardizes health bill

WASHINGTON – Republican opposition to the GOP health care bill swelled to near-fatal numbers Sunday as Sen. Susan Collins all but closed the door on supporting the last-ditch effort to scrap the Obama health care law and Sen. Ted Cruz said that “right now” he doesn’t back it. White House legislative liaison Marc Short and Sen. Lin [...]