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Plane intercepted near Obama vacation spot

PALM CITY, Fla., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. officials said a plane was escorted from restricted air space in Florida, where President Obama is spending President's Day weekend at a gated golf club.

Man tries to run over ex-girlfriend, disasters follow

COLUMBIA, Tenn., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Police in Columbia, Tenn., said a surveillance video shows a man trying to run down a woman with his pickup truck, starting a series of disasters.
Feds subpoena records of Obama friend

Feds subpoena records of Obama friend

CHICAGO, May 9 (UPI) -- A federal grand jury has subpoenaed e-mails and records of Dr. Eric Whitaker, one of President Obama's closest Chicago friends, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Michelle Obama oversaw contentious program

Michelle Obama oversaw contentious program

CHICAGO, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Michelle Obama's job at the University of Chicago Medical Center included responsibility for a program to steer the uninsured away from its emergency room.

Illinois reports 10th West Nile death

CHICAGO, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Illinois reported its 10th West Nile disease death of the year Thursday.

Illinois' West Nile cases top 2003

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Confirmation of two new cases of West Nile disease in Illinois has brought the 2004 total to 56 cases of the mosquito-borne illness, two more than 2003.

2nd West Nile death in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Illinois public health officials say a second person has died of West Nile encephalitis this year as the number of cases rose to 44.

34th West Nile case reported in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The number of West Nile cases in Illinois, which led the nation in the disease two years ago, has reached 34, Illinois Public Health officials said.

Illinois records 24th West Nile case

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Sept. 10 (UPI) -- A 51-year-old northern Illinois woman has been confirmed as the 24th case of West Nile disease in the state this year, public health officials said.

First West Nile death in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Illinois Public Health officials confirmed the first human death from West Nile disease in the state this year and warned the disease will peak in September.

Third West Nile case found in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Aug. 4 (UPI) -- An Illinois teenager has been diagnosed as the third confirmed case of West Nile disease in the state so far this year, public health officials said.

Second West Nile case reported in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., July 26 (UPI) -- Illinois Public Health officials Monday identified a Jackson County man as the state's second case of West Nile disease this year.

Illinois man state's first West Nile case

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., July 23 (UPI) -- A 67-year-old Galena, Ill., man has been diagnosed with the first human case of West Nile disease in Illinois this year, state public health officials said.

West Nile mosquitoes are found in Illinois

CHICAGO, July 6 (UPI) -- A sample of mosquitoes taken from pools in Will County, Ill., west of Chicago has tested positive for West Nile virus, Illinois state health officials said.
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U.S. President-elect Barack Obama (R) with long-time friend Dr. Eric Whitaker golfs at Mid-Pacific Country Club in Kailua, Hawaii on December 24, 2008. (UPI Photo/Joaquin Siopack/Pool)
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