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  • Woman’s lawsuit over sperm donation tossed

    CHICAGO – A judge dismissed a white Ohio woman’s lawsuit accusing an Illinois sperm bank of mistakenly providing sperm from a black donor, resulting i ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • CTA reminds parents of free rides program

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Transit Authority is reminding parents that it will provide free bus and train rides to students on the first day of school.
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • 2 new cases but no new Legionnaires’ deaths

    QUINCY – The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs said 50 residents of its Quincy veterans home have been sickened by Legionnaires’ disease, but th ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Illinois officials to crack down on Labor Day drunk driving

    SPRINGFIELD – State and local police will swarm Illinois roadways this weekend in search of drunk drivers in the statewide campaign, "Driver Sober, or ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Police: Man donated blood plasma, knew he had HIV

    GARY, Ind. – Police say a northwestern Indiana man knew he was HIV positive when he sold his blood plasma to a company in Gary.
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Officer won’t be fired for Ferguson comment

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s police superintendent said an officer who made racially charged remarks in a video that included the taunt Michael Brown “deserved ...
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • State still hiring despite lack of budget

    SPRINGFIELD – The absence of a state budget hasn’t kept Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration and other Illinois agencies from hiring more workers.
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Woman sentenced to prison for death of baby

    CHICAGO – A 23-year prison sentence has been handed a Chicago woman convicted of the 2012 beating death of her boyfriend’s 1-year-old daughter.
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Illinois economic index holds steady in August

    URBANA – A University of Illinois index of the state’s economy remained steady in August in spite of volatile U.S. and international stock markets.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Lawsuit: U of Illinois retaliated over claim

    URBANA – A former University of Illinois graduate student is suing the school’s board of trustees and others, claiming administrators retaliated again ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • August ends cool and dry across Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – The state climatologist says most of August was relatively cool and dry across Illinois.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • 8 now dead from Legionnaires' disease in western Illinois

    State officials are reporting another death and four new cases of Legionnaires' disease among residents of a western Illinois town, bringing the numbe ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Peoria, creator of Twitter parody account settle suit

    CHAMPAIGN– The city of Peoria tentatively agreed Wednesday to pay $125,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man whose home was raided by police over a T ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Rauner wins labor fight; House fails to override veto

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner won a victory over a Democratic majority Wednesday when the Illinois House failed to override his veto of legislation ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • A look at recent law enforcement deaths across the U.S.

    CHICAGO – The killing of a veteran police officer northwest of Chicago is the latest in a string of recent law enforcement deaths. Lt. Charles Joseph ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Will you be traveling anywhere over the long weekend?
    Yes, a long way
    Yes, but not too far
    Not leaving town
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