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Colleagues stunned by loss of storm chasers

Colleagues of storm-chasing guru Tim Samaras said Monday they were stunned that someone so careful would be among the first researchers killed while pursuing tornadoes. Samaras, his son Paul, a videographer, and Carl Young, a…

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Mississippi man indicted in poisoned letters case

A federal grand jury has indicted a Mississippi man suspected of sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials. The 5-count indictment made public Monday charges 41-year-old James Everett Dutschke (pronounced DUHS’-kee) with…


The Virus is BACK

For the first time this year, Illinois has seen it’s first batch of mosquitos with the West Nile virus.