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  • Judge asked to allow use of lawmaker's statements

    CHICAGO — Prosecutors want to be able to tell jurors about potentially damaging comments state Rep. Derrick Smith made to authorities as they question ...
    April 16, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • Addiction experts: Cuts could hurt drug treatment

    SPRINGFIELD — Addiction experts say thousands of Illinois residents could lose drug treatment services if a temporary tax increase expires later next ...
    April 16, 2014 - 1:18 pm
  • 20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria

    ABUJA, Nigeria — Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler i ...
    April 16, 2014 - 1:16 pm
  • Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

    CINCINNATI — Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal ju ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Court to weigh challenge to ban on campaign lies

    WASHINGTON — As political campaigns begin to heat up, the Supreme Court is deciding whether false accusations and mudslinging made during an election ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Illinois strip club tax brings in less revenue

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois officials say a strip club tax has generated less than 40 percent of the money that was expected when the surcharge was approve ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Fake abduction in park outrages many in Sequim

    SEQUIM, Wash. — Police are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who t ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • House fire kills man, infant son in Quincy

    QUINCY — A man and his infant son have died after a fire that heavily damaged a home in western Illinois.
    April 16, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Jurors convict man in DeKalb armed robbery

    SYCAMORE – The 22-year-old Matteson man convicted this morning of armed robbery with a firearm could be sent to prison for longer than he's been alive ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Man charged with Boston Marathon hoax due in court

    BOSTON – A man who authorities say was taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the ann ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • 292 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

    SEOUL, South Korea – A ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's souther ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

    BRUSSELS – NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the allian ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • U.S. home building up in March after frigid winter

    WASHINGTON – U.S home construction rose moderately in March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building perm ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Gambling plans to be heard at Wednesday hearing

    CHICAGO – Expanding Illinois gambling only in Chicago will be a central issue during hearings on the legislation.
    April 16, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    EVANSTON – They're called leggings — popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.
    April 16, 2014 - 8:37 am
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