HARVEY, Ill. (AP) - An all-night standoff in a suburb south of Chicago is over. Authorities say the last four hostages at a home in Harvey have been freed and two men are in custody. Eight people were taken hostage Tuesday afternoon after police officers responding to a report of a burglary were wounded in a shootout. The officers are OK.
CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Sun-Times reports that a suburban Chicago woman killed on the Indonesian island of Bali collected more than $800,000 through a 2011 settlement with a cruise line. Sheila von Wiese-Mack's teenage daughter and the daughter's boyfriend are jailed in the investigation of her death.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Officials at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism say they are "shocked and deeply saddened" by the news of James Foley's death. U.S. officials say Islamic militants have executed Foley, who was a 2008 Medill graduate. Medill officials say Foley was a "beacon" who risked his life to seek truth around the world.
BELVIDERE, Ill. (AP) - While a teachers strike continues in Galesburg, teachers in another Illinois city have returned to class this week without a new contract. Some Belvidere teachers are wearing black to protest the lack of a deal. Their union says a strike is unlikely.
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