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  • Illinois earns more than double in license plate late fees

    BELLEVILLE (AP) – The Illinois Secretary of State's decision not to send license plate renewal reminders has earned the state more than twice the amou ...
    June 24, 2016 - 8:56 am
  • At least 6 tornado touchdowns confirmed in northern Illinois

    CHICAGO – Illinois officials and residents began assessing damage Thursday after six tornadoes damaged rural communities in the northern part of the s ...
    June 24, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • At least 6 tornado touchdowns confirmed in northern Illinois

    CHICAGO – At least six tornadoes touched down in northern Illinois Wednesday night as powerful storms swept across the upper Midwest, damaging rural c ...
    June 24, 2016 - 12:37 am
  • Ex-Speaker Hastert enters prison – now Inmate No. 47991-424

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert wheeled himself into a federal prison in Minnesota on Wednesday to serve his 15-month sentence in a ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Derrick Rose, former NBA MVP, traded from Chicago Bulls to New York Knicks

    NEW YORK – The New York Knicks acquired Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, hoping the former NBA MVP can be their answer at point guard ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Chicago's most violent neighborhoods brace for deadly summer

    CHICAGO – Shaquisha Gibson-Posey pulls out a grisly cellphone photo of her murdered brother whenever her 15-year-old son complains of being cooped up ...
    June 21, 2016 - 1:24 am
  • Singer on Mexican 'The Voice' dies in Chicago after shooting

    CHICAGO – A Chicago singer who appeared on the Mexican version of “The Voice” in 2011 has died after he was shot in an ambush while celebrating his bi ...
    June 19, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Communities across Illinois take up Airbnb regulation debate

    CHICAGO – Chicago and Airbnb have battled for months over the proposed tightening of short-term rental rules in the nation’s third largest city, but t ...
    June 19, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Illinois borrows millions for building despite budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois borrowed $550 million Thursday for construction projects, taking advantage of historically low interest rates as the state appr ...
    June 17, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Security ramped up for nation's upcoming gay pride events

    CHICAGO – The huge crowds expected to attend gay pride parades around the United States in the coming weeks will be greeted by more police officers an ...
    June 16, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Review agency: Chicago police need anti-discrimination rule

    CHICAGO – Accusations that an officer called President Barack Obama a racial slur have prompted the agency that investigates police misconduct in Chic ...
    June 15, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Treasurer: Budget fight cuts monthly investment profit $2.6M

    CHICAGO – Illinois loses about $2.6 million each month in investment income because of the state budget impasse, Treasurer Michael Frerichs said Tuesd ...
    June 14, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner requests expedited union negotiations case

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says it wants to bypass an administrative law judge's recommendation in order to expedite the resolut ...
    June 14, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • McDonald's to move to Chicago and take over Oprah's old digs

    NEW YORK – McDonald's is moving back to Chicago and taking over the old home of "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
    June 14, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Puzzling cliff-hanger in case of poisoned Illinois lottery winner

    CHICAGO – With his departure from office this week, a county medical examiner leaves behind a beguiling mystery set in motion more than three years ag ...
    June 10, 2016 - 11:29 pm
  • Reader Poll

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