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  • AP source: Chicago's Jackson Park chose as site for President Obama's presidential library

    CHICAGO – President Barack Obama's presidential library will be built in a park on Chicago's South Side along the shores of Lake Michigan and a short ...
    July 27, 2016 - 3:32 pm
  • Chris Kennedy blasts Gov. Bruce Rauner at Democrats' convention

    CHICAGO – Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said Chris Kennedy, the son of the late Robert F. Kennedy, would be an "excellent candidate" for gove ...
    July 27, 2016 - 2:13 pm
  • Chicago Police union to officers: Don't request overtime

    CHICAGO – Chicago's police union is asking officers to not volunteer to work overtime during the Labor Day weekend to protest the "continued disrespec ...
    July 27, 2016 - 1:11 pm
  • Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich isn't 'deserving of leniency,' prosecutors say

    CHICAGO – Prosecutors and attorneys for Rod Blagojevich sharply disagree in new court filings about whether the imprisoned former Illinois governor ha ...
    July 26, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • Top-ranking GOP Illinois state lawmaker Ron Sandack resigns, citing 'cyber security issues'

    SPRINGFIELD – Top-ranking Republican state Rep. Ron Sandack says he's resigning from the Illinois House, citing "cyber security issues."
    July 25, 2016 - 9:56 am
  • Illinois governor working with police on marijuana bill

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner is working with the Illinois State Police on how to handle a proposal to make marijuana possession in small amounts pu ...
    July 25, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner apologizes for calling teachers illiterate

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner apologized Friday for a 2011 email in which he characterized Chicago public school teachers as "virtually illiter ...
    July 22, 2016 - 3:29 pm
  • Heat linked to crops working up ‘corn sweat’

    CHICAGO – The Midwest’s first dangerous bout of heat and humidity this summer is partly to blame on the moisture piped out of the ground and into the ...
    July 22, 2016 - 12:31 am
  • Plane crash in Joliet leaves pilot dead, house damaged

    JOLIET – Brittany Grajewski was in the Brighton Lakes subdivision’s pool Thursday morning when she heard what she thought was thunder from above.
    July 22, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • More children are victims of Chicago's gunfire, gang battles

    CHICAGO – The Chicago mother thought she knew when it was safe to take her children outside, that she could protect them by sizing up and avoiding the ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Judge blocks Illinois redistricting plan from ballot

    CHICAGO – A voter referendum aimed at changing the way Illinois draws its political boundaries is unconstitutional for the November ballot, a judge de ...
    July 20, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Illinois delegates differ on Melania Trump's possible plagiarism

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois delegates to the Republican National Convention are unconcerned that the potential next first lady may have plagiarized a prede ...
    July 19, 2016 - 4:57 pm
  • Top Illinois Republicans to be no-shows in Cleveland

    SPRINGFIELD – When the Republican Party launches its quadrennial celebration in Cleveland this week to anoint its nominee for president, some prominen ...
    July 17, 2016 - 11:03 pm
  • Chicago school construction furthers race, class segregation

    CHICAGO (AP) – Under Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Public Schools has spent millions on new schools and pricey additions while putting little effort int ...
    July 17, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • In tight race, Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk steps away from GOP

    CHICAGO – Sen. Mark Kirk made his second appearance in Chicago's gay Pride Parade this year. He broke ranks to support Democrat-backed gun control mea ...
    July 16, 2016 - 1:46 pm
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