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What happens if the Supreme Court ties?

The death of Justice Antonin Scalia leaves several questions about cases this term that could now result in a tie vote if Pres Obama makes no new nominations.

Obituary: Jennie Waltrip; taught kids with autism

We celebrate the life of a special educator in Frederick Co., Md., whose efforts eased the suffering of a great many kids on the autism spectrum.

Suburban teen killed in Phoenix murder-suicide

A double-shooting that killed a McHenry Co. girl, 16, in Phoenix, Ariz., leaves a family in mourning back in Illinois.

Body of IL teen found in floodwaters

Flooding has killed at least 1 teenager in southern IL as major North American rivers crest well above the flood stages.

Obit: Zaevion Dobson; shielded friend from gunfire

A student who jumped on top of 3 girls to save their lives was caught himself in gang crossfire in Knoxville, Tenn. The president tweeted that he was a hero.

Obituary: Haylie Winiewicz & her father

With the community at Grayslake North High School, we send our condolences to the family and friends of a student there, who died Saturday.

Obituary: John Henry Holland, computer scientist

A pioneer in the field of computer science, whose work was applied to economics, evolution, and psychology, has died.

Obituary: Md. 'Batman' dies in car accident

A local hero to sick kids has died: Lenny Robinson, of Owings Mills, Md., dressed up as Batman and visited hospitalized children to spread cheer.

Obituary: George Cooper

The executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, a graduate of Illinois, has died.

Obituary: John & Alicia Nash

John Nash, who inspired A Beautiful Mind & shared a Nobel Prize for his economic theories on noncooperative games, dies at 86.