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  • Voters to decide whether to dissolve tiny Illinois village

    CLEARLAKE, Ill. (AP) – Voters in a tiny Sangamon County village will soon decide whether the village should cease to exist.
    NEW: March 31, 2015 - 12:43 pm
  • Joliet teens arrested and charged with child pornography

    JOLIET — Joliet police arrested four Joliet Central High School students and charged them with child pornography after authorities said they posted on ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Violence wanes in Chicago, but fear looms over mayor's race

    CHICAGO – A few years ago, violence on Chicago streets thrust a recently elected mayor into the national spotlight as shootouts in some of the city's ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • 2 decades after crash, family gets new TV show

    CHICAGO – A new TV show is set to focus on the grandchildren of a couple who lost six kids in a 1994 van crash that was linked to the investigation an ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • UnitedHealth bulks up for drug cost battle

    SCHAUMBURG – The nation’s largest health insurer, UnitedHealth, will muscle up for its fight against rising prescription drug costs by spending more t ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Officials: Slow justice at fault in Chicago man's long con

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Attorney General’s office sued the owner of a Chicago remodeling company almost 30 years ago, accusing him of taking money from ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Duckworth makes video announcement for 2016 Senate bid

    CHICAGO – Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois announced Monday she’s running for U.S. Senate in 2016, setting up a high-profile challenge ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Officials: Slow justice at fault in Chicago man's long con

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Attorney General's office sued the owner of a Chicago remodeling company almost 30 years ago, accusing him of taking money from ...
    March 30, 2015 - 2:52 pm
  • Illinois auto-theft task forces closing due to budget crisis

    SPRINGFIELD – Officials with police-run auto-theft task forces say they are shutting down across Illinois because of state spending freezes.
    March 29, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • 7-year-old plane crash survivor to live with half-sister

    NASHVILLE – An Illinois judge has granted legal guardianship of a 7-year-old girl who survived a Kentucky plane crash that killed four family members ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Peoria recycling program inundated with tires

    PEORIA – A tire recycling program designed to clean up neighborhoods in Peoria was so popular volunteers had to turn people away after just two hours.
    March 29, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Bill pushes for possible municipal bankruptcies in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Stressed by pension debt, other financial issues and the possibility of losing a chunk of their state aid, some Illinois cities want the ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Catholic bishops call for bell ringing marking war’s end

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ Catholic bishops are calling on schools and parishes across the state to ring their bells next month to mark the end of the Ci ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Bison to graze at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

    CHICAGO – A small herd of around two dozen bison could be grazing on restored grassland south of Chicago as soon as this fall now that the Midewin Nat ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Chicago universities study astronaut on 1 year space mission

    CHICAGO – Three Chicago-area universities are taking part in the research to examine the health effects on an American astronaut of spending a year in ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm
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