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CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police are ramping up their presence at a city Christmas market after a truck rammed into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin and killed at least nine people and injured about 50 others. 

Eureka College observes Berlin Wall anniversary

Nov 7, 2013

Political, military and academic officials observed the 24th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall yesterday at Eureka College.  Eureka has a section of the wall that fell, marking the end of the Cold War.  Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar was one of the guest speakers to mark the anniversary.  He says the Berlin Wall fell because both President Ronald Reagan and Soviet statesman Mikhail Gorbachev were willing to compromise: