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At least nine dead as tornadoes strike midwest

HARRISBURG, Illinois — A massive winter storm unleashed a string of tornadoes that cut a swath of destruction across the US midwest, killing at least nine people and threatening scores more as it pushed eastward Wednesday. The town of Harrisburg, Illinois was ripped apart by a deadly twister that stayed…

Aide: GOP candidate says Obama an ‘illegal alien’ and ‘Holocaust never happened’

A congressional candidate from Illinois who believes the “Holocaust never happened” is running as a Republican because President Barack Obama is an “illegal alien,” according to one of his campaign aides. In a report published by OakLawn Patch on Tuesday, Arthur Jones charged that “the Holocaust is nothing more than…

Cop allegedly pulled gun on pregnant woman over too many grocery items

Police in Kendall County, Illinois said Friday that they were investigating whether an off-duty officer drew his firearm and pointed it at a pregnant woman because she had more items than Walmart recommends for self-checkout lanes. Nicole Thurmond and husband Jason were reportedly checking out recently at a Walmart store…

Court orders Rahm Emanuel’s name back on Chicago mayoral ballot

UPDATE: Illinois Supreme Court granted former Obama aide Rahm Emanuel’s motion for a stay of appellate court ruling. Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel will be included on upcoming ballots as a candidate for Mayor of the City of Chicago, The Chicago Sun-Times reported. The Illinois Supreme Court…

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