September 29, 2014

Bond Denied For Suspect In Chicago-Area FAA Fire

A suburban Chicago man has been ordered held without bond on charges he set a fire at an air traffic control center, causing damage that brought Chicago's two international airports to a halt.


Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai stands next to Afghanistan's Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and two deputy officials as he takes the oath during the inauguration ceremony in Kabul.
(Ahmad Massoud/Xinhua/Landov)
September 29, 2014

Afghanistan’s New President: ‘Hold Me Accountable’

"Hold me accountable" is the message from Afghanistan's new president, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, who took the oath of office, succeeding Hamid Karzai, who many accused of lacking accountability.


State Rep. Tom Cross of Oswego, Champaign Democratic Senator Mike Frerichs
(Cross and Frerichs campaigns)
September 29, 2014

Retirement Plan At Center Of Dispute In State Treasurer’s Race

Last month, Champaign Senator and Illinois treasurer candidate Mike Frerichs found himself on the defensive after opponent Tom Cross blamed him for costing Champaign County millions of dollars more than a decade ago, when he served as county auditor.  He and the Republican challenger are at odds over an early retirement program.


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September 29, 2014

FAA Chief Orders Review Of Chicago Air Traffic Snarl

The head of the Federal Aviation Administration says he's ordered a review of the agency's security protocols and how it deals with unexpected incidents such as last week's fire at a Chicago-area air traffic facility that disrupted air travel.


President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters Wednesday.
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 28, 2014

Obama: US Misjudged Iraqi Army, Militants’ Threat

President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight.


September 28, 2014

Durbin To Seek Probe Of Control-Center Sabotage

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he'll seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control center and bring Chicago's two international airports to a halt.


Travelers lined up Friday at O'Hare International Airport.
(Scott Olson/Getty Images)
September 27, 2014

After Sabotage, Air Travel System Slowly Recovers

The nation's air travel system is beginning a slow recovery after an alleged act of employee sabotage at a control center brought Chicago's two international airports to a halt.  At the height of the travel misery Friday, more than 2,000 flights in and out of O'Hare and Midway airports were cancelled.


University of Illinois graduate Tatyana McFadden competing in the 2012 Paralympic games.
(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
September 27, 2014

U of I Recognized As Paralympic Training Site

The University of Illinois’ Urbana campus has become an official training site for wheelchair racing in the Paralympic games.  The US Olympic Committee made the announcement Friday.


Former U.S. Senator and Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris
(AP Photo/Senate Television)
September 27, 2014

Ex-Sen. Ronald Burris An Issue In Chicago Trial

An Illinois Democrat appointed by disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich to a U.S. Senate in 2008 has become an issue in the lead-up to a federal trial in Chicago, with defense attorneys claiming Roland Burris was once accused of seeking to extort a business.


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