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Cars expected to swarm tollway this Labor Day as gas prices drop

This Labor Day weekend may well be the Illinois Tollway’s busiest ever just as Chicago area gas prices travel downward. U.S. motorists Wednesday were paying on average 11 cents a gallon less for regular unleaded gas than a year ago, and the lowest prices in …Read More


It's a girl; Rep. Tammy Duckworth due in December

Wounded Iraq war vet Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., a double amputee, is pregnant.  A girl. Due in early December.   “My husband Bryan and I are thrilled to announce that we are expecting our first child later this year,” Duckworth told me in an e-mail.

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      Five must-haves for exuberant wedding receptions

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      Wedding receptions continue to impress guests with towering centerpieces, gourmet cuisine and elegant ballrooms. For a busy bride and groom, it can be difficult to … Read More