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  • Inmate overpowers guard, escapes from Kankakee jail

    KANKAKEE – A man awaiting sentencing for murder escaped from a jail Wednesday in eastern Illinois after beating a guard into unconsciousness, taking h ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • U of Illinois pushes to finish budget-cuts plan

    URBANA – University of Illinois administrators are pushing to finish a plan by next month to deal with the 31.5 percent cut Gov. Bruce Rauner has prop ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • McDonald’s workers to get pay hikes

    NEW YORK – McDonald’s says it’s raising pay for workers at company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Duckworth: Clinton needs to meet with Benghazi committee

    SPRINGFIELD – A war hero congresswoman appeared publicly Tuesday for the first time as a U.S. Senate hopeful, taking jabs at the Republican incumbent, ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • 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 - 10:03 pm
  • Indonesian prosecutors seek up to 18-year term for U.S. couple

    BALI, Indonesia – Indonesian prosecutors on Tuesday sought jail sentences of 18 years for an American man and 15 years for his girlfriend if they are ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Schock’s staff will face tough prosecutor in investigation

    WASHINGTON – Some of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock’s current and previous employees will appear before a federal grand jury next month to answer question ...
    March 31, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • USDA: Record soybean acres expected, corn acres to drop

    DES MOINES, Iowa – Farmers are expected to plant a record number of soybean acres this year, but fewer acres of corn as profit potential for the grain ...
    March 31, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • 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.
    March 31, 2015 - 12:44 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
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