CHICAGO â From Chicago to Afghanistan, Dr. Jerry Umanos dedicated his service to poor children.
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ROME â Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked, bloodstained undershirt that John Paul II was wearing when a gunman shot him in the stomach in St. Peterâs Square.
FULTON â The federal Bureau of Prisons has yet to begin large-scale hiring for jobs at the Thomson Correctional Center in northwestern Illinois, but when it does, applicants will face an intensive hiring process.
MARION â Gov. Pat Quinn says he supports a plan to let voters decide if they should limit the terms of state constitutional officers.
CHICAGO â Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is calling on Gov. Pat Quinn to release documents related to a federal complaint alleging improper hiring in the Illinois Department of Transportation.
SPRINGFIELD â When questions arose about political hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation, Gov. Pat Quinnâs administration evaluated several jobs that already had been filled to ensure they were among the few positions where an applicantâs political loyalty and connections could be considered.
CHICAGO â Roger Ebertâs final blog posting last April ended with his hopeful sign-off: âIâll see you at the movies.â The award-winning film critic died two days later.
WASHINGTON â Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about Americaâs next moves.
FRANKFORT, Ky. â Alison Lundergan Grimes is the latest Democratic Senate candidate to call for building the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the Kentucky secretary of stateâs move doesnât seem to have cost her support among environmental groups who want to unseat Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.
WASHINGTON â The secretary of the Department of Homeland Security put the agencyâs former internal watchdog on administrative leave Thursday following the release of a Senate report that concluded he was too cozy with senior agency officials and improperly rewrote, delayed or classified some critical reports to accommodate President Barack Obamaâs political appointees.
MONTPELIER, Vt. â Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry.
TOKYO â When President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea on Friday, he will be thrust anew into the role of consoler in chief in a time of crisis, a responsibility he has become all too accustomed to in the United States.
WASHINGTON â The suspension of peace talks between Israel and Palestinians on Thursday delivered the harshest blow yet to Secretary of State John Kerryâs ambitious, if perhaps quixotic, hope of ending the decades-long impasse at the cost of focusing on other crises around the world. But Kerry refused to accept defeat, saying âwe will never give up our hope or our commitment for the possibilitiesâ of Mideast peace.
JERUSALEM â Israel broke off Mideast peace talks and brought the U.S.-brokered process to the brink of collapse Thursday, protesting a reconciliation agreement between the Western-backed Palestinian Authority and the militant group Hamas, the Jewish stateâs sworn enemy.
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine â Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the countryâs tumultuous east.