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Tuesday is the first day for candidates to collect signatures to get on the ballot for Chicago’s upcoming elections. In the race for mayor, it’s still unclear whether the biggest player plans to run.
NEW YORK – Author Suzanne Collins, her gentle smile and soft features framed by waves of blond hair, looked out upon hundreds of fans crowded into the Books of Wonder store in Manhattan and unveiled the most anticipated young adult novel of the summer, “Mockingjay.” “I didn’t know there were so many of you until I came out,” she said, seated behind a rectangular table at the back of the store, confiding that she usually didn’t stay up until midnight, the Potter-esque launch time for the final work of her “Hunger Games” dystopian trilogy. “Now, let’s get on with it.” Affecting a soft Appalachian accent, the voice of fictional narrator and teen fighter Katniss Everdeen, Collins read a couple of pages from the second book of the series, “Catching Fire.” Then she switched to the opening section of “Mockingjay,” a No.
Mere words cannot describe how awesomely gnarly “Piranha 3D” is, how hugely entertaining, and how urgently you must get yourself to the theater to see it. Like, now.
Canadian detainee Omar Khadr, left, attends his war crimes trial in the courthouse at the Camp Justice compound on Guantánamo Bay Illustration: Janet Hamlin/AP The youngest prisoner at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp went on trial yesterday accused of war crimes, with prosecutors showing an al-Qaida video of him allegedly making and planting bombs in Afghanistan . Omar Khadr, now 23, was 15 when he was captured in 2002.
Joliet, Ill. – Lawyers for a man accused of fatally shooting his wife and children say the Illinois State Police investigator who handled the case did a poor job.
Updated: Tuesday, 27 Jul 2010, 1:27 PM CDTPublished : Tuesday, 27 Jul 2010, 1:27 PM CDT Associated Press Springfield, Ill. – Illinois school officials believe they have a better chance to tap into hundreds of millions of dollars from the federal government than they did in the first round of grants in March.
Jurors have gone home for the day in the corruption trial of Rod Blagojevich without hearing closing arguments from the ex-governor’s attorney. They did hear closings from the prosecution and from an attorney for Blagojevich’s brother and co-defendant Robert.
WASHINGTON (CHICAGOPRESSRELEASE.COM) – U.S. Democrats on Tuesday went back to the drawing board as they considered stripping out a controversial tax from their landmark financial-reform bill in order to win the swing votes needed to pass it through Congress.
LONDON – Child deaths worldwide seem to have fallen faster than officials thought, as a new study estimates far fewer children are dying every year than previously guessed by the United Nations. Using more data and an improved modeling technique, scientists predicted about 7.7 million children under 5 would die this year, down from nearly 12 million in 1990.