• JIM McKEE For the Lincoln Journal Star

Oscar Micheaux, though often noted as a Nebraska author, may have owned land in Nebraska and definitely had books printed in Nebraska but never actually lived in Nebraska.

  • HANNAH LEONE Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — It had been about an hour since the elevator suddenly stopped at the former John Hancock Center, two of its cables broken and six people trapped inside. All they knew was they were somewhere between the 95th floor and the lobby of Chicago's fourth-tallest building.

PALATINE, Ill. (AP) — A school district in Chicago's northwestern suburbs is moving forward with a plan to fill clerical roles with armed retired police officers who will also be available to increase school security.