Skip to main contentSkip to main content

    Eds: The Iowa editorial roundup will not move this week due to a lack of editorials of state-wide interest. We will resume the roundup at its normal time on Monday, Dec. 12.

      Fire officials say 12 people have been hospitalized after a carbon monoxide leak at a church on Chicago’s South Side. The Chicago Fire Department says that just after 1 p.m. Sunday it was called to the New Philadelphia Church for reports of a gas smell. When fire crews arrived at the church, they measured the air and found high levels of carbon monoxide. Firefighters say those injured were taken to two hospitals in good to serious condition.

      Voters with no religious affiliation supported Democratic candidates and abortion rights by staggering percentages in the 2022 midterm elections. The unaffiliated voted for Democratic House candidates nationwide over Republicans by more than a 2-1 margin. They voted against abortion restrictions in Kentucky in Michigan by 4-1 margins. They supported Democrats in other bellwether races by similarly lopsided margins. And the religiously unaffiliated are growing. Twenty-nine percent of U.S. adults identified as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular” in a 2021 report by the Pew Research Center. That’s up 10 percentage points in a decade.

      Affiliate

      Need gift ideas to help with the ladies in your life? This list will surely help you make the grade.

      Members of the United Auto Workers union appear to favor replacing many of their current leaders in an election that stemmed from a federal bribery and embezzlement scandal involving former union officials. Reform-minded candidates are leading in multiple key positions with about 84% of the vote counted. Many challengers campaigned on rescinding concessions made to companies in previous contract talks. That could raise costs for General Motors, Ford and Stellantis, and almost inevitably will drive up already expensive auto prices. With tallies from six of nine UAW regions counted, incumbent President Ray Curry had a small lead over international union official Shawn Fain. Curry had 38.4% of the vote to Fain's 36%. The race likely will go to a runoff.

      Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

      Topics

      News Alerts

      Breaking News