Illinois

Chicago parish fiercely backs priest after sex abuse claims

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CHICAGO — When her teenage son was murdered outside a church in 2006, Pam Bosley contacted ministers around Chicago, hoping someone would help make...

‘Big burden’ for schools trying to give kids internet access

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When the coronavirus pandemic shut down schools, educators had to figure out how to get kids online. Fast. ...

US female firefighters fight discrimination with lawsuits

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The highest ranking female firefighter in Asheville, North Carolina, says she was repeatedly discriminated against because of her sex and fought...

Obama in upcoming podcast credits his mother for his path

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NEW YORK — Former President Barack Obama reveals in an upcoming podcast with rocker Bruce Springsteen that he chose a career of public service...

Wildfire burns 20 acres in NW Indiana, sends smoke onto I-65

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MERRILLVILLE, Ind. — About 20 acres (8 hectares) in Northwest Indiana burned after flames spread from an open burn pit into surrounding fields fields,...

Philly to dim lights to make it safer for birds in flight

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The lights of Philadelphia might not shine as bright in the coming weeks as a coalition in the City of Brotherly Love tries to...

COVID bill gives states a pathway to reduce maternal deaths

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WASHINGTON — Labor and delivery are thought of as the riskiest times for new mothers, but many women die in the weeks and months...

Indiana mayor orders training amid flap over his own remarks

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MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — A northwestern Indiana mayor who is facing calls for his resignation over his profanity-laced remarks about a Black pastor has...

Molson Coors says cyberattack impacting brewing operations

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Molson Coors Beverage Co. said Thursday it has been hit by a cyberattack that disrupted its brewing operations and shipments. ...

Facial recognition company sued by California activists

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ALAMEDA, Calif. — Civil liberties activists are suing a company that provides facial recognition services to law enforcement agencies and private companies around the...