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Chicago Dentist Settles with Family for $1 Million

Posted: 07/18/2007 - CHICAGO (AP) -- The attorney for a Chicago dentist whose five-year-old patient died after a routine procedure says he hopes the $1 milllion settlement with the family brings closure to the tragedy. The family of Diamond Brownridge settled with Doctor Hicham Riba (HEE'-shom REE'-bah) yesterday. Brownridge family attorney Robert Clifford says the settlement is inadequate but the family accepted it because it was the full value of Riba's insurance policy. Diamond never woke up after a September 23rd procedure at Riba's storefront clinic to fill cavities and cap teeth. The Cook County medical examiner's office determined the kindergartner died from a lack of oxygen caused by anesthesia. In May, the state ruled that Riba's dental license should be suspended for at least 18 months. Riba is contesting that ruling.

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Edwards Focuses on Rural Poverty, Obama on Urban Poor in Appearances

Posted: 07/18/2007 - PRESTONBURG, Ky. (AP) -- Presidential candidates John Edwards and Barack Obama focused on the struggles of the nation's poor today. The two Democrats gave competing speeches that underscored the fierce fight for the Democratic nomination. Edwards was wrapping up his eight-state poverty tour with stops in Virginia and Kentucky. During a stop in eastern Kentucky, Edwards held a forum with youth to discuss problems in Appalachia. Edwards listened during a forum in Whitesburg, Kentucky, as youth described problems with coal companies, prescription drug abuse and health care. Unwilling to cede the issue to Edwards, Obama spoke at a recreation center in the nation's capital. In a jab at his rival, Obama argued that combatting poverty was hardly new for him, a one-time community organizer in Chicago

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Job Fair

Posted: 07/18/2007 - It may seem a little early to be thinking about the holiday season but one local retailer is already preparing for the shopping stampede.

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Emergency Radios

Posted: 07/18/2007 - Feds give $1 billion to fix post-Sept. 11 radio problems

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Safe Imports

Posted: 07/18/2007 - Bush sets up panel to ensure safety of food, other imported products

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Gang Report

Posted: 07/18/2007 - Report says anti-gang strategy should focus on intervention

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Human Bones Found

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Updated: 07/17/2007 - Human bones turn up above ground in an area cemetery Tuesday and the discovery has some worried their loved ones are being moved from their final resting places.

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Crime Stoppers 7/17

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Updated: 07/17/2007 - Help find the following five wanted suspects and you could earn a cash reward of up to $1,000.

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Battling Geese in the Stateline

Updated: 07/17/2007 - They've become a major nuisance in Wisconsin...Canadian geese. Already this summer, a federal agency has euthanized more than a thousand birds. But what about the picture on the other side of the stateline.

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ComEd Deal

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Updated: 07/17/2007 - Lower electricity rates could soon be on the way, Illinois leaders are close to striking a deal with ComEd that would mean one billion dollars in relief over the next four years.

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Immigration Law

Updated: 07/17/2007 - After hours of discussion and thousands of people protesting outside the Waukegan City Hall a measure was approved allowing the city's police officers to deport illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes.

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Nordic Walking

Updated: 07/17/2007 - They could be mistaken for canes but a new kind of pole seniors are carrying around is doing a lot more then getting them from point a to point b.

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AP Poll: Clinton Maintains Democratic Edge

Posted: 07/17/2007 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The latest Associated Press-Ipsos poll shows Hillary Clinton holding a sizable lead over Barack Obama in the Democratic race for the White House.

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Standing Up

Posted: 07/17/2007 - New study shows walking upright saves humans energy

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Salmonella Lawsuit

Posted: 07/17/2007 - Two people who got sick after food festival sue restaurant

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Presidential Race Poll

Posted: 07/17/2007 - The latest Associated Press-Ipsos poll shows Hillary Clinton holding a sizable lead over Barack Obama in the Democratic race for the White House.

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Kids on the Loose

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Updated: 07/16/2007 - Teenagers are behind a quickly growing number of violent crimes in Rockford. As police work to end the violence, we investigate what kids are up to after dark.

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