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  • 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
  • Psych exam sought in Illinois case involving dead cats, dogs

    FREEPORT – A public defender is seeking a psychiatric evaluation for a woman facing animal cruelty charges after dozens of dead cats and dogs were fou ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Chicago’s retired Cardinal George readmitted to hospital

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s retired Cardinal Francis George has been readmitted to the hospital several months after he stopped treatment for kidney cancer.
    March 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Rockford schools to cut 103 positions

    ROCKFORD – A northern Illinois school district says it will save $7.4 million in the coming fiscal year by eliminating more than 100 positions from it ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Nation’s biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

    The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for pr ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Chicago rooftop owner charged with trying to defraud Cubs

    CHICAGO – The Cubs for years complained that rooftop businesses with views into Wrigley Field sucked away cash that could, in a modest way, help the t ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Illinois bill would bar public funds for graduation speakers

    SPRINGFIELD – A proposal in the Illinois House would bar public universities from paying commencement speakers with public funds.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Federal prosecutors: Cousins from Aurora planned terrorist attack

    CHICAGO – An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring “the flames of war to the heart” of America if he was unable to get to the Middle Eas ...
    March 28, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs compromise plan to fix $1.6 billion budget hole

    SPRINGFIELD – In an early major test of Illinois’ newly divided government, the Senate passed a compromise plan Thursday to plug a $1.6 billion hole i ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison for halfway house

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left an Alabama federal prison Thursday bound for a halfway house, where he begins his transition back in ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia face off in debate

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s challenger blasted the former White House chief of staff Thursday, accusing him of neglecting the city’s neighb ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Expert: Recent tornadoes have struck out of season

    CHAMPAIGN – An Illinois weather expert said the phrase “tornado season” has lost some of its meaning during the past three years.
    March 26, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Schock says he leaves with sadness, humility

    WASHINGTON – Embattled Rep. Aaron Schock said Thursday he is leaving Congress with sadness and humility and vowed to work “tirelessly” to make amends ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:58 pm
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