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Quite a Humber-Dinger

White Sox pitcher Philip Humber threw a perfect game on Saturday, only the 21st ever. He spoke afterward with reporters in Chicago and Seattle, and is taping a segment for David Letterman tonight....

Morning Box Score: White Sox Sweep M's, Errors Cost Cubs

White Sox 7, Seattle 4

A Will County judge may have explaining to do regarding the use of county computers.

Flashback #80: Cubs, Sox In Playoffs (2008)

    CBS 2, over 3 years ago

670 The Score's 20th Anniversary...

Today's Weather: Blustery

We head into the final week in April with a red flag warning for Cook County, and Lake and Porter counties in Indiana .

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In the News: ISBE could end school buses

The yellow school bus may become history. The Illinois State Board of Education is considering drafting legislation to eliminate the mandate that school districts provide student transportation by the 2013-14 school year. (Rockford Register Star) CPS' longer school day debate gets national coverage on NPR, in a story...

Chicago police crash reports are full of errors, study finds

State double-checks facts and figures, but city police do not — causing dangerous areas to be ignored and safety funds to be misapplied It's not uncommon for judges to dismiss tickets against drivers on the grounds that the citations contain major errors, like misidentifying the street where an alleged traffic...

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Online Sales For Chicago City Stickers Start Monday

Nearly a full month earlier than last year, starting Monday, Chicago drivers can purchase their annual city vehicle stickers online via the City Clerk's website....

John Edwards trial to begin in North Carolina

    ABC-7, over 3 years ago

Prosecutors and defense lawyers in the John Edwards trial were poised to begin making their case to jurors on whether the former presidential candidate violated federal campaign finance laws.

Chicago Hosts Penn, Clinton, Gorbachev

    NBC-5, over 3 years ago

The three-day summit kicks off Monday with speeches from Gov. Pat Quinn and former President Bill Clinton. Mayor Rahm Emanuel also will join former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev and actor and... Photo Credit: Getty Images

New DuPage GOP chair 'hopes' Mr. Obama won't carry county in 2012

    WBEZ, over 3 years ago

The new head of the Republican Party in DuPage County is hoping 2012 is nothing like the last presidential election. In the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama carried the traditionally Republican DuPage by 45,072 votes.

Jennifer Hudson Family Murder Trial Starts Monday

CHICAGO — A gift of balloons. That, prosecutors contend, is what sent singer Jennifer Hudson's then brother-in-law into such a jealous rage that he shot...

Man From Nigeria Seeks Exhumation To Prove Midlothian Man Was His Father

    CBS 2, over 3 years ago

In order to win U.S. citizenship, a man from Nigeria wants to exhume the body of a Midlothian man whom he says is his father.