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  • Kirk ads attacking Duckworth omit key facts

    CHICAGO – In his fight to keep his U.S. Senate seat, Republican Mark Kirk has repeatedly criticized Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s service as ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • Why is Chicago a murder capital? Clues from a bloody month

    CHICAGO – Fourteen-year-old Malik Causey loved the way gangs took what they wanted from people on the street, the way members fought for each other, t ...
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • A look at Chicago's Tribune Tower as it changes hands

    CHICAGO – A 36-story Chicago landmark, the Tribune Tower, has been sold – gargoyles, flying buttresses and all.
    Sept. 29, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Tribune Media completes sale of Tribune Tower, other assets

    NEW YORK – Tribune Media has completed the sale of several real estate assets, including the Tribune Tower in Chicago.
    Sept. 28, 2016 - 8:45 am
  • Judge's ruling reduces Election Day registration in Illinois

    CHICAGO – A federal judge has scaled back Election Day voter registration for highly populated areas in Illinois, a decision that sides with Republica ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Chicago teachers vote to authorize strike in contract talks

    CHICAGO – Teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district announced Monday that they have overwhelming support for a strike, but several steps ...
    Sept. 27, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • 9 historic preservation projects in Illinois to be honored next month

    CHICAGO – Nine historic preservation projects in Illinois will be honored next month at an awards celebration in Chicago.
    Sept. 26, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • 5 shot, 1 dead, after fight at University of Illinois campus party, police say

    CHAMPAIGN – One man was killed and four other people were wounded in a pair of shootings early Sunday, including one that happened on the University o ...
    Sept. 25, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Lead crisis in housing project was actually no surprise

    EAST CHICAGO, Ind. – When the mayor in this industrial town ordered the evacuation of a 40-year-old public housing complex this summer because of seve ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:37 am
  • Illinois Executive Mansion work to follow funding rules

    SPRINGFIELD – An agreement shows that a privately funded renovation of the Illinois Executive Mansion in Springfield will follow wage and bidding rule ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • Emanuel details mentoring, police in crime speech

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a $36 million mentoring initiative for thousands of youths from high-crime neighborhoods and asked for ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • Chicago to hire hundreds more officers to combat violence

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s police department will add 970 new positions over the next two years, its superintendent announced Wednesday, saying the move will ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Chicago official: City to hire 100s more officers

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department plans to hire more than 500 additional officers as it struggles to deal with a violent year full of killings a ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • Ex-National Guard soldier given 30-year prison sentence

    CHICAGO – A Chicago federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a former Illinois National Guard soldier and his cousin to prison for plotting to join Islamic ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • Rauner wants state jobs review, but not federal court’s

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner pledged Monday to continue rooting out improper patronage hiring, at the same time his lawyers were trying to block a ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 12:35 am
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