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Jesse White has big lead as he seeks record 5th term

As he seeks a record fifth term, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White holds a better than 3-to-1 lead over his Republican opponent, according to a Chicago Tribune poll.

Illinois treasurer's race tight as election nears

Republican Tom Cross has a slim lead over Democrat Mike Frerichs in the race for Illinois treasurer, but as the race comes down to the wire, 1 in 5 voters remain undecided, a new Chicago Tribune poll shows.

Earthquake: 3.1 quake strikes near Running Springs

A shallow magnitude 3.1 earthquake was reported Saturday morning six miles from Running Springs, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:07 a.m. Pacific time at a depth of 7.5 miles.

WGST Peach Pundit Radio Redux

If you missed yesterday’s Peach Pundit radio with Rich Sullivan, Stefan Turkheimer, and myself, you have another chance this morning. From 9am to 10am on WGST 640AM, you can hear us discuss poll numbers, the Gov & Senate race, Why you...Show More Summary

State schools chief race may reverberate beyond California

The race to be California's schools chief is typically sleepy: Incumbents have little power but usually waltz to reelection.

I-485 completition delayed

Imagine that, a major highway project opening behind schedule. In any case, N.C. Department of Transportation officials are now saying that the final 5.7-mile stretch of I-485 in northeast Mecklenburg County won’t now open until the spring instead of in December as previously thought.

Riverside Marine dies in Iraq, second to die in Islamic State mission

A 19 year-old Marine from Riverside has died in Iraq, becoming the second U.S. military member to die as the U.S. fights the advance of Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.

The UPoR discovers some CLT-Europe flights at risk

And puts it on the front page of Friday’s paper “American Airlines executives hint at Charlotte flight cuts.” Well yes they did say during yesterday’s conference call. But the even bigger hint came two weeks ago when US Airways loaded a new draft schedule for next summer that didn’t include three summer-seasonal flights destinations from […]

We're Still Processing that Ending to The Walking Dead "Strangers"

I've had a few days to try and recover from that shocking ending to the latest episode of The Walking Dead, but I still get really uncomfortable every time I watch it. Let's not dig too deeply into the fact that I've insisted on rewatching "Strangers" several times even though I get this hollow-pit of just plain old ickiness in my gut every time. Show More Summary

The Power of Partnerships in Early Education

California's momentum on early learning was in the spotlight this week, when the White House came to town for "Children: The Bay Area's Greatest Investment," a Town Hall in San Francisco that celebrated the state's recent successes and...Show More Summary

Los Angeles housing official to head homeless services agency

A city housing official was selected Friday to head the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, the city-county agency that manages $70 million a year in federal, state and local funding for shelters, housing and services for the very indigent.

Rauner, Quinn pile up cash, compete for women voters

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner head into the final 10 days of the campaign competing for female voters and stockpiling record amounts of campaign cash as they try to drive turnout.

You Should Go See Laggies Tonight

23 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Chloe Grace Moretz and Keira Knightley sitting in a car in Seattle. Here, let me explain why.

Why Every Vote Counts

What do a dairy farmer, the New York State Senate and LGBT equality have in common? The answer: 18 votes. Two years ago, Cecilia Tkaczyk was running for office in the 46th Senate District in the Capital Region of New York. At the time,...Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Traumatic Tales Of Self-Pleasuring

Because masturbating can be traumatic, check out today's end-of-day links: Russian weed company buys Ebola.com, creepy Google employee, romcom money, new 'Harry Potter' story, Ariana Grande scared of Ebola, and little dog plays dead. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

2 deputies killed in 'incredibly dangerous' shooting rampage

A gunman suspected of carrying out a series of shootings that left two Northern California deputies dead was arrested after a massive manhunt Friday, authorities said.

Passengers delayed at John Wayne airport as sick child is treated

The evacuation of a toddler suspected of having meningitis caused delays for other passengers disembarking a flight from Vancouver, British Columbia, to John Wayne Airport in Orange County on Friday afternoon, authorities said.

Kaiser Permanente Is Failing Its Mental Health Patients

In September, after more than a year of stonewalling its patients and employees, Kaiser Permanente finally paid a $4-million fine levied against it by state regulators because of the HMO's chronic, illegal, and too often tragic failures...Show More Summary

Caltech inaugurates its new president in campus ceremony

Caltech inaugurated its new president Friday: Thomas Rosenbaum, a physicist who was previously provost at the University of Chicago.

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