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  • Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner offer high praise at Judy Baar Topinka memorial

    COUNTRYSIDE – Illinois leaders – past, present and future – gathered Wednesday morning with one common agenda: honoring the life and service of Rivers ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 1:02 pm
  • Man gets 20 years in Granite City home invasion

    EDWARDSVILLE – A southwestern Illinois man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after admitting his role in pummeling a man with a hammer and meta ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • Rockford settles police shooting lawsuit for $1.1M

    ROCKFORD – The city of Rockford has reached a $1.1 million settlement with the estate of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot inside a church-run ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Fire causes an estimated $200,000 in damage to home in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – A fire took place at a home on Oak Run Court in St. Charles early this morning.The Fox ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:51 am
  • Madigan in favor of special election to fill comptroller position in 2016

    CHICAGO – llinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan urged lawmakers Monday to let voters choose a replacement for the late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka i ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Thieves ‘crash-and-grab’

    CHICAGO – All the burglars use the same audacious tactics: A vehicle crashes through a storefront in the wee hours and up to six people in dark clothi ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Both Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner can fill Illinois comptroller vacancy, AG rules

    Filling the vacancy of late Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka will be the job of both outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn and Governor-elect Bruce Rauner, ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • Brookfield Zoo welcomes newborn dolphin calf

    BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield Zoo is welcoming a newborn bottlenose dolphin.The Chicago Zoological Soc ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • Hunting of bobcats up to outgoing Illinois governor

    ST. LOUIS – Ken Staley spends days setting traps in pursuit of beavers, otters, raccoons and muskrats. Yet the southwestern Illinois man has craved th ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Cook County judge OKs another Gacy exhumation

    CHICAGO – The body of a teenager identified as one of serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s victims should be exhumed for testing to determine if he was mis ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Flu season revs up for an early start in Illinois

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ flu season started earlier this year, and the most prevalent strain also is the one known for causing the most severe illness.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:18 pm
  • Rauner lawyers meet with Quinn about comptroller

    CHICAGO – The incoming Illinois governor’s attorneys have met with staffers for Gov. Pat Quinn and argued Quinn may make only a short-term appointment ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • Chicago opens lakefront Maggie Daley Park

    CHICAGO – A new park is open along Chicago’s lakefront named for late former first lady Maggie Daley.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • Illinois residents finding health insurance costs up in many areas

    CHICAGO – Illinois residents returning to HealthCare.gov to buy insurance are finding prices higher in many parts of the state.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Ameren and ComEd get OK to raise rates in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved rate increases for the state’s two main electric utilities.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:58 pm
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