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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) building in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Report finds IRS refunded $4B to identity thieves

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service issued $4 billion in fraudulent tax refunds last year to people using stolen identities, with some of the money going to addresses in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Ireland, according […]

11/07/2013

Renowned chef Charlie Trotter in the dining room of his restaurant in Chicago, Dec. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media, Rich Hein)

Cause of death for Trotter could take 2 months

CHICAGO (AP) — Charlie Trotter had built a reputation so stellar that the culinary world still had high expectations for the famed chef after he closed his award-winning namesake Chicago restaurant last summer. Trotter changed […]

11/06/2013

This Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 photo shows Marine Capt. Pravin Rajan after his arrival at San Diego International Airport in San Diego following in a tour of duty Afghanistan. Rajan was part of a group of 13 Marines that got a heroes welcome at Chicago's International Airport four days into a journey back home by of a small crowd of cheering USO volunteers, firefighters, police officers and others who work at the airport. Rajan says the reception he and his comrades received on their way to San Diego was "incredibly touching." (AP Photo/Courtesy of Pravin .Rajan, Sandhya Rajan)

13 Marines get impromptu Chicago airport welcome

CHICAGO (AP) — It didn’t matter that the 13 Marines on their way home from Afghanistan had been fighting in a war that no longer dominates the news or that they were stopping only for […]

11/06/2013

Jenifer Trotter, sister-in-law to Chicago Chef Charlie Trotter, places a bouquet of flowers with candles on the steps of Trotter's former restaurant after friends and former employees placed them there after a candle light tribute to Trotter, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, in Chicago. Trotter, 54, died Tuesday, a year after closing his namesake Chicago restaurant that was credited with putting his city at the vanguard of the food world and training dozens of the nation's top chefs, including Grant Achatz and Graham Elliot. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Culinary world mourns death of Charlie Trotter

CHICAGO (AP) — Charlie Trotter had built a reputation so stellar that the culinary world still had high expectations for the famed chef after he closed his award-winning namesake Chicago restaurant last summer. Trotter changed […]

11/06/2013

Award-winning chef Charlie Trotter  (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong, File)

Chicago chef Charlie Trotter dies

CHICAGO (AP) — With a culinary style he likened to improvisational jazz, Charlie Trotter changed the way Americans view fine dining, pushing himself, his staff, his food and even his diners to limits rarely seen […]

11/05/2013

Former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

After ‘snafu,’ Jackson reports to federal prison

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. entered a North Carolina prison Tuesday to begin serving a 2 1/2-year term for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign money on everything from cigars to […]

10/29/2013

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Bacteria found in breast milk sold on Internet

CHICAGO (AP) – Human breast milk is sold for babies on several online sites for a few dollars an ounce, but a new study says buyer beware: Testing showed it can contain potentially dangerous bacteria […]

10/20/2013

In this Nov. 22, 2012 file photo, Shopper Roxanna Garcia, middle, waits in line to pay for  her over a $1000.00 gifts at the Target store in Burbank, Calif.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Season of uncertainty for stores

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Washington be the Grinch who stole Christmas? After weeks of bickering between Congress and the White House, President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed into law a plan that ended a […]

10/18/2013

University of South Carolina archivist Elizabeth Cassidy West shows the diploma earned by Richard Theodore Greener on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

Black scholar’s post-Civil War diploma discovered

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two rare documents from a fleeting time after the Civil War when the University of South Carolina first admitted African-American students and faculty have gone on display. A law school diploma […]

10/15/2013

1952 photo of Brooklyn Dodgers baseball player Andy Pafko. (AP Photo/File)

Andy Pafko, 4-time MLB All-Star, dies at 92

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Andy Pafko, a four-time All-Star who played on the last Chicago Cubs team to reach the World Series and was the famously forlorn outfielder who watched Bobby Thomson’s “Shot Heard ‘Round the […]

10/09/2013

People walk past a Potbelly Sandwich shop in New York. (AP Photo/Tali Arbel, File)

Investors gobble up Potbelly shares in debut

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors gobbled up shares of Potbelly Corp. Friday, and the sandwich chain’s shares more than doubled in their debut on the Nasdaq. The company’s initial public offering was another win for […]

10/04/2013

Kuma's Corner Restaurant's October burger of the month Ghost, named after the Swedish heavy metal band, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kuma's Corner)

Chicago burger garnished with communion wafer

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago restaurant has cooked up a controversial burger of the month for October, garnishing it with an unconsecrated communion wafer and a red wine reduction sauce. Kuma’s Corner, a foodie destination […]

10/03/2013

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