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What’s Closed on Veterans Day: Government, Schools, and Banks Closed 2011

Each year, Veterans Day falls during the month of November. On this Veterans Day, we are celebrating those who have served our country. VA is reaching out to explain the meaning of Veterans Day, and the fact that our gratitude reaches far beyond just one day out of the year. Since 1954, the Veterans Day […]

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Hilary Clinton on Libyan Intervention: “There Are Difficulties” While Obama Says Coalition Is Prepared and Heads to Brazil

With American military forces poised for action, President Barack Obama said Saturday that the U.S. and its allies are prepared to act with urgency to end violence against civilians in Libya. Allied jet fighters are reported over Libya Saturday as Gaddafi’s troops pushed toward Benghazi. So far U.S. forces are not involved. French President Nicolas […]

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Tragic: Michigan Basketball Star Wes Leonard Collapses, Dies After Scoring Winning Overtime Shot

Michigan: Fennville High School’s star basketball player, Wes Leonard, collapsed on the basketball court and later died after making a game-winning layup in overtime to cap his team’s perfect season. After a winning layup, Wes Leonard was surrounded by adoring fans. Suddenly he collapsed and was surrounded by family and then paramedics. He was transported […]

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Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis Leaves Position, Terry Hillard to Serve at Interim Leader

Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis is leaving his position at the end of Tuesday, March 1, 2011, when his $310,000-a-year contract expires. Weis said several factors led to his decision. He was “mainly guided by his commitment to the people of Chicago and the members of the Chicago Police Department.” Terry Hillard who headed the […]

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Scott Adam of Prospect Heights Among Four Hostages Killed by Somali Pirates

Four yachting enthusiasts from California and Washington became the first Americans slain by Somali pirates since a wave of attacks began six years ago.   Scott Adam Jean and Scott Adam, a couple from California, and Phyllis Macay and Bob Riggle, of Seattle, Washington, who had been sailing around the world since December 2004 with […]

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National Enquirer Reports Apple’s Steve Jobs Has 6 Weeks to Live; Washington Post Report He Met Obama in Silicon Valley

There’s good news and bad news about Steve Jobs. First the good news … President Barack Obama traveled Thursday night to Woodside, California (in Northern California) for a meeting with a group of Silicon Valley chief executives, including Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, Oracle Founder/CEO Steve Ellison, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Twitter CEO Dick […]

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Roofs Stressed or Collapsed Under Heavy Snowfall

Heavy snowfall from the plains to the east coast has been a boon to roofers, even as it exasperates residents. As a safety precaution, the Walmart Superstore at 475 E. Route 173 in Antioch was closed when safety engineers discovered there was too much snow on the roof. Engineers estimated the weight of the snow, […]

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Most Schools Closed Thursday in Aftermath of Blizzard

Dangerous wind chills, obstructed walkways and roadways, and unfinished snow removal business instrumental in decision to close schools. All closed … Catholic schools in Chicagoland, Christian Liberty Academy, District 23, District 25 school, District 57, District 59, District 214 schools, and more. Chicago Public Schools are also closed with school officials stating they could not […]

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St. James, Our Lady of Wayside, St. Viator, All Catholic Schools in Cook and Lake County Closed Thursday

Safety concerns for difficult and obstructed travel, snow drifts and a dangerous wind chill have prompted school closures on Thursday following the Sister Mary Paul, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, has issued a closing of all Catholic schools in Cook and Lake County for Thursday, February 3, 2011 due to continued drifting of snow and the […]

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Charter Planes Evacuate Americans from Egypt, Families Anxious

Anxious relatives are awaiting the return of Americans from Egypt. The first chartered flight carrying Americans out of Egypt is arriving in Cyprus. Meanwhile, demonstrators in the U.S. continue to show support for protesters in Cairo. Cairo’s international airport was a scene of chaos and confusion Monday as thousands of people flee the unrest in […]

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Krasin and Admiral Makarov Icebreaker Ships Resume Work to Free Coast of Hope and Russian Sailors

Russian icebreakers set out to aid a group of Russian seamen whose ship is trapped in ice. The two ice breakers had to leave a refrigeration vessel, in a safer part of the Okhotsk Sea and turn back to rescue the much larger fishing vessel. The icebreaker ships Krasin and Admiral Makarov resumed efforts to […]

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Aftermath Video and Clips of Respect and Well Wishes for Gabrielle Giffords

Congressional officials say Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been shot in the head while meeting with constituents in her district in the area around Tucson. Video with clips from Governor Jan Brewer and Senator John McCain … includes some recent video of Representative Gabrielle Gifford. Also a clip of the Dr. Peter Rhee, Trauma Director […]

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