News

10 for today: Monday, Nov. 18

10 for today: Monday, Nov. 18

DEVASTATING DAMAGE: A young boy takes a break from helping comb the rubble of Curt Zehr's home just outside Washington, Ill., on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. Zehr's wife and adult son took shelter in their basement as a tornado destroyed their farm house they were not injured. The tornado cut a path of destruction through Washington. Photo: Associated Press/David Mercer)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

1. ‘THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD’S GONE’

Michael Perdun of Washington, Ill., is among scores of Midwesterners who lost homes as tornadoes and severe thunderstorms hit the region Sunday, causing fatalities and extensive damage.

2. WHICH STATE IS MANUALLY FILING ‘OBAMACARE’ APPLICATIONS

Oregon is struggling to deal with thousands of paper files because its online exchange is still not working.

3. INVESTIGATORS PROBE RUSSIA PLANE CRASH

All passengers and crew are killed as a Boeing 737 jetliner crashes and bursts into flames while trying to land at the airport in Kazan, about 450 miles east of Moscow.

4. WHY A TAHRIR SQUARE MEMORIAL IS SPARKING PROTESTS

Some say the tribute to Egypt’s fallen demonstrators is an attempt to gloss over the continuing turmoil.

5. TORONTO MAYOR FACING YET ANOTHER SETBACK

City council could vote to strip Rob Ford of his remaining powers.

6. THE PHILIPPINES FACES TRANSPARENCY TEST ON TYPHOON AID

Manila wants to shake off any charges of corruption in its reconstruction plans.

7. WASHINGTON STATE’S LEGAL POT INDUSTRY DRAWS PROSPECTORS

Marijuana industry’s “Green Rush” is luring profit-seekers from diverse backgrounds.

8. GETTYSBURG TEXT: SACRED BUT ELUSIVE

No definitive edition exists of Lincoln’s famous speech that countless children have memorized.

9. BACHELET FAVORITE TO WIN CHILE’S RUNOFF ELECTIONS

The former president will face off her conservative rival in the December poll after a strong showing in Sunday’s vote.

10. HOW JFK’S IDEAS LIVE ON

New website asks people to share how Kennedy and his legacy have inspired them.

Recent Headlines

yesterday in Local

Illinois Governor Grants 43 Clemency Requests

jail

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on about 100 clemency petitions, granting 43 and denying 65. Quinn…

yesterday in Local

Illinois Obtains No Child Left Behind Waiver

school_bus

Illinois has obtained a waiver from some parts of federal No Child Left Behind education law.

yesterday in Local

Illinois Medicaid Overpayments Discovered

illinois-medicaid-program

CHICAGO (AP) — An internal state government memo says auditors have found the Illinois Medicaid program has paid an estimated…

Friday in Local

Multiple Accidents on Dirksen Injure Seven, Two Critically

photowreck2

Two accidents on Dirksen Pkwy. injured seven people, and they were related.

Friday in Local

Public Comments Invited on Rules for Medical Pot

marijuana

The proposed rules for medical marijuana are now available for public comment