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Woman sexually assaulted near Matteson Metra station

A woman was sexually assaulted on a trail in south suburban Matteson while she walking to catch a Metra train early Thursday.

NLRB grants Northwestern’s request for review of union decision

The National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C., has granted Northwestern University’s request to review the Chicago NLRB regional director’s March 26 decision to let the Wildcats football team vote to form a union.

Norman & Buck to call US Open on FOX

When Ohio State hosts Illinois in football this season, fans might want to bring a blanket and gloves. It will be the Buckeyes’ first November night game.

Blackhawks, Blues prepare for Game 5

One more game, and the Chicago Blackhawks will have linchpin defenseman Brent Seabrook back in the lineup.

Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the…

Pellet gun firing causes Navy base lockdown

A major Navy base ground to a halt for about two hours Thursday after a report of a man seen waving a weapon led to the detention of a sailor who fired a gun that shoots soft plastic pellets.

Chicago City Council committee OKs plastic bag ban

A Chicago City Council committee has approved a ban on plastic bags at most retailers in the city.

Three indicted on federal charges for robberies in city, suburbs

Three men are facing federal charges for a series of armed robberies at gas stations, jewelry stores and other business throughout Chicago and several suburbs.

Oak Lawn man tries to commit suicide with gas after brother dies

Police say a despondent man tried to commit suicide by filling his southwest suburban home with natural gas the day after his brother died of a brain tumor.

Special day at Wrigley Field didn’t take the cake

Wrigley Field celebrated its 100th birthday on Wednesday. For the most part, it was a joyous occasion, except for the final resting place of the birthday cake.

James Earl Jones returning to Broadway this fall

James Earl Jones is coming back to Broadway in a play that's almost as old as he is.

In letter to judge, Ald. Austin praises convicted Stroger aide

Dozens of letters to a Cook County judge praise Carla Oglesby, a former aide to then-County Board President Todd Stroger as a humble, helpful, kind person. Prosecutors see her differently. Oglesby was sentenced Wednesday to 6 1/2 years in prison for money-laundering.

Prosecutors seeking 14-year prison terms for NATO 3

Cook County prosecutors are seeking 14-year prison sentences for the three out-of-town protesters known as the NATO 3, according to a 48-page prosecution memo.