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      Austan Goolsbee, who was a top economic adviser to President Barack Obama, has been chosen as the next president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the regional Fed bank announced. Goolsbee, 53, an economics professor at the University of Chicago who is a frequent commentator in opinion columns and television appearances, will succeed Charles Evans on Jan. 9. Evans is retiring after 15 years as head of the Chicago Fed. As head of a regional Fed bank, Goolsbee will have a rotating vote on the committee that determines the central bank’s interest rate moves.

      Wheat for Dec. was off 12.75 cents at $7.5875 a bushel; Dec. corn lost 12 cents at $6.50 a bushel, Dec. oats was down 14.75 cents at $3.7875 a bushel; while Jan. soybeans fell 39.75 cents at $14.2975 a bushel.

      A coroner says two children were among five people found dead at a suburban Chicago home following what police called a “domestic-related incident." Lake County Coroner Jennifer Banek said Thursday that two children and three adults were found dead Wednesday in the home in the village of Buffalo Grove. Authorities would not discuss who they believe is responsible or the weapon used. Banek says four of the five autopsies determined that sharp force injuries caused those deaths. A fifth autopsy is expected to be complete by end of Thursday. Police say the five bodies were found inside a single-family residence.

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      A judge has ruled that an Indianapolis man charged in the killings of three people will remain jailed without bond until trial after he violated a release order by allegedly being found with guns, ammunition and marijuana. Eighteen-year-old Caden Smith had been released from jail in October after a judge threw out evidence in the case after finding found that detectives serving a search warrant violated his Fourth Amendment rights. But a judge ruled Wednesday that Smith violated his pre-trial release conditions last week and will remain jailed without bond until his trial in the October 2021 shooting deaths of 18-year-old Joseph Thomas, 22-year-old Michael James and 17-year-old Abdulla Mubarak.


      A soldier who suffered catastrophic injuries while serving in Iraq in 2004 has died and been laid to rest in northern Illinois with full military honors. Former U.S. Army Sgt. Joel Gomez died Nov. 22 after developing pneumonia and kidney problems. The 42-year-old Wheaton man, who had been living with quadriplegia since his wartime injury, was buried Tuesday at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. The Chicago Tribune reports Gomez has become one of more than 4,400 U.S. military members who have died from injuries suffered during the Iraq war. His spine was broken in two places in 2004 during a combat mission.

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