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Enthusiast Tilda Swinton: Everyone at Ebertfest cut from same cloth

With the movie “Julia,” director Erik Zonca and lead actress Tilda Swinton wanted to make a film about an alcoholic who’s interesting.

“Like the ones I know,” Swinton said after the 2008 movie was shown on Friday night at the 15th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival at the Virginia Theatre.


2nd arrest in attack on bat-wielding merchant

CHICAGO (AP) — A second suspect has been arrested in the shooting of a Chicago shop owner whose resistance with a baseball bat was captured by security cameras.


Illinois House erupts over 'may issue' gun bill

JOHN O'CONNOR,AP Political Writer


Agency: Major companies involved in tax scheme

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago area transportation agency is releasing the names of companies it claims are running "sham" offices in the Northern Illinois communities of Channahon and Kankakee to avoid paying millions of dollars in taxes in Chicago and Cook County.


Lawsuit: Michigan townships seek to block wind power

DALLAS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Chicago company planning to build 39 wind towers in rural central Michigan has sued three communities it says want to block the $120 million renewable energy project.


Blue Angels cancel, so Rockford AirFest postponed

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Rockford International Airport officials say they're postponing AirFest 2013 after the Blue Angels pulled out of the show.


Judge: Test bloodstains for DNA in child deaths

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A judge has ruled that DNA tests can be done on bloodstains in connection with the case of a suburban Chicago woman accused of stabbing to death her young son and a girl she was babysitting.


Indiana defeats Illinois in second round

Indiana defeated Illinois in the second round of the Big Ten Men's Basketball tournament at the United Center in Chicago on Friday, March 15, 2013.


Illinois defeats Minnesota in Chicago

Images from the first round game of the 2013 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at the United Center in Chicago on Thursday, March 14, 2013.


Crime Commission: Heroin is 'medical emergency'

CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois State Crime Commission says heroin use is an epidemic, and a Will County official says it should be declared a medical emergency.


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