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  • Man, 53, set to run 35th straight Boston Marathon

    CHICAGO (AP) – A 53-year-old Chicagoan’s participation in today’s Boston Marathon will be especially ...
    April 20, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • 5 killed, 22 hurt in Chicago shootings

    CHICAGO (AP) – Five people have been killed and at least 22 others have been wounded in shootings ac ...
    April 20, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • US Sen. Durbin says he's taking Oberweis seriously

    CHICAGO (AP) – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he’s taking his opponent in the November election more ser ...
    April 20, 2014 - 8:22 pm
  • Cardinal George: Could be last Easter as archbishop

    CHICAGO (AP) – Cardinal Francis George says this may be his last Easter holiday as the spiritual lea ...
    April 20, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • Authorities probe deaths of officers

    CHICAGO (AP) – Authorities say the bodies of a Cook County Department of Corrections officer and his ...
    April 20, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • Authorities: Baby found in plastic bag

    CHICAGO (AP) – Authorities say the body of a newborn baby boy was found wrapped in a plastic bag on ...
    April 20, 2014 - 7:53 pm
  • Police: 6 people injured in Easter party shooting

    MONTGOMERY (AP) – Authorities say six people were injured in a shooting at an Easter party in suburb ...
    April 20, 2014 - 7:32 pm
  • Man gets 15 years for cocaine sale

    ELGIN (AP) – A 30-year-old Elgin man has been handed a 15-year prison sentence for selling cocaine n ...
    April 20, 2014 - 6:41 pm
  • Ex-death row inmate details difficulties

    CHICAGO (AP) — A former death row inmate whose wrongful murder conviction helped spark the end of Il ...
    April 20, 2014 - 7:31 pm
  • State paid $12 million for health services for the dead

    CHICAGO (AP) – The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • State’s mining safety chief fired

    ST. LOUIS – A top administrator with the Illinois state agency that regulates coal mining and other energy interests has been fired, becoming the late ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Democrats: Big cuts for schools may be ahead

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Most of Illinois’ 860 school districts, including those in the Sauk Valley, would see cuts in funding if the state’s temporary tax ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Investigator wants tougher legislative ethics laws

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois General Assembly's top ethics officer is again recommending stronger rules to govern lawmakers — including open record ...
    April 18, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Spike in mumps cases reported across Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Public health officials are investigating a sharp increase in the number of mumps cases recorded in central Illinois.
    April 18, 2014 - 9:10 am
  • Puppy learns to be guide dog

    GRAYSLAKE (AP) — At just 5 months old, Bailey is getting an education at Grayslake Central High School.
    April 18, 2014 - 9:13 am
  • Illinois medical marijuana: $100 for patient card

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a sec ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:11 am
  • SIU to keep fall tuition for newcomers unchanged

    CARBONDALE (AP) — New students at Southern Illinois University won't be paying more for tuition this fall.
    April 18, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • State to spend $10 million on Cook County projects

    CHICAGO (AP) — The state of Illinois is investing more than $10 million for construction projects in Cook County.
    April 18, 2014 - 9:14 am
  • State representative: Vote on tax hike likely coming

    SPRINGFIELD – A member of House Speaker Mike Madigan’s leadership team says there will be a vote to raise taxes before the Legislature adjourns this s ...
    April 17, 2014 - 9:01 pm
  • Elderly bank robber sentenced to prison

    An elderly career criminal who told police he’d robbed a Niles bank because he wanted to go back “ho ...
    April 17, 2014 - 9:01 pm
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