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Bloomberg Deposed In Discrimination Lawsuit

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has completed another round of questioning about accusations that the financial data and news s...

Merce Cunningham Dies At 90... Photos

AP | POLLY ANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Text from AP... click here for updates. Slideshow compiled by Huffington Post's Jessica Gusman NEW YORK -- Merce Cunningham, the avant-garde dancer...

Former University Of Illinois Presidents Call For Trustees To Quit Over Clout Scandal

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

URBANA, Ill. (AP) -- University of Illinois President B. Joseph White on Monday told a commission investigating the effect of politics on school admis...

Half Of Contested Parking Tickets Are Dismissed

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Only 10 percent of the approximately 2.8 million parking tickets issued each year in Chicago are contested. But of those contested, over half are dism...

Julie Hamos Running For Mark Kirk's House Seat

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- State Rep. Julie Hamos (HAY'-mohs) wants to move up from the Illinois Capitol in Springfield to the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The E...

Wrong-Way Crash Kills Eight

AP | DEEPTI HAJELA | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HAWTHORNE, N.Y. — A Long Island mother who plowed into an SUV, killing eight people in a fiery crash, drove nearly two miles in the wrong direct...

Giannoulias Makes Senate Run Official, With Hat Tips To 'My Friend' Obama

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois' state treasurer formally announced Sunday that he'll run for President Barack Obama's old Senate seat. Democrat Alexi Giann...

Human Bone Found At Another Chicago-Area Cemetery

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Another suburban Chicago cemetery has become the center of investigation after a human bone was found by a worker from an outside company....

Mark Buehrle Plans Perfect Game Gifts For Teammates

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DETROIT — Mark Buehrle already had a no-hitter on his resume when the White Sox left-hander threw his perfect game against Tampa Bay this week i...

Tell Us About Your Weekend Getaway... Or Your Stay-Cation

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The recession has been among us for long enough now that the "stay-cation" is no longer a novel concept. Plenty of New Yorkers have learned to enjoy ...

Dan Hynes Planning Run For Governor

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes plans to run for governor, a Democrat close to the Hynes campaign told The Associated Press on Friday, ...

Quinn Plans To Run For Governor, Fires Shot At Emerging Rival Hynes (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED Illinois' accidental governor made his strongest statement yet about his future plans Friday. Gov. Pat Quinn told Fox Chicago's Jeff Goldbla...

Central Park 'Undie Run: 500 People To Try And Set Record

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Update: The 'Undie Run' took place Friday night in Central Park. 1010 Wins has photos here. NEW YORK (AP) -- Some 500 runners clad only in their ...

Quinn Not Opposed To Marijuana Decriminalization Laws

Chicago Public Radio | Travis Truitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says he's open to local efforts to decriminalize marijuana....

Blight the Power: New York Electric Bills Highest in U.S.

NBC NewYork | NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
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Shocking report shows New Yorker's are getting burned by electric bills compared to other U.S. cities. ...

On Trial, Cubs Minor Leaguer Says He Didn't Mean To Hit Anyone With Throw

AP | JAMES HANNAH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

DAYTON, Ohio — A minor-league pitcher accused of throwing a baseball that injured a fan in Ohio testified Thursday that he threw the ball downwa...

Street Fight Captured On Video

David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Footage of a brutal street fight on the corner of Delancey and Allen streets has surfaced on YouTube. After a brief war of words between a cyclist an...

Stroger 'Fine' With Marijuana Decriminalization Legislation, No Veto Planned (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- The president of the Cook County Board says he doesn't plan to veto a new ordinance that allows $200 tickets to be issued to those fou...

Quinn Returns From Surprise Iraq, Afghanistan Trip

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Just back from visiting U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gov. Pat Quinn has ways Illinoisans can help military families. Quinn wa...

NYC Inmates Sue Over Isolation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A lawsuit says New York City's Department of Correction has violated jail regulations by isolating inmates in protective custody for up to 23 hours a ...

Inside R. Kelly's Old Chicago Mansion: Space Jam Basketball Court, Fake Log Cabins And More

Decider | David Wolinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Back in May, we told you about items allegedly belonging to R. Kelly suddenly cropping up for sale on Craigslist. The ad was tersely worded, but it wa...

Taxi Fuel Surcharge Being Phased Out

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The city could eliminate the 50-cent taxi fuel surcharge Friday, ABC 7 reports. The surcharge is added when gas prices top $2.70 per gallon. It's rem...

Jon Burge Trial Date Set

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- A federal judge has scheduled a January trial for former Chicago police supervisor Jon Burge, who's accused of lying under oath about ...

Second Avenue Subway Project Delayed (Again)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Second Avenue subway project has reportedly been delayed at least a year. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is releas...

Chris Kennedy Now Considering Running For Governor, Not Senate: Sun-Times

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After spending months preparing to run for President Obama's former U.S. Senate seat, Chris Kennedy may now be turning his attention to Springfield. ...