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  • Protesters rally ahead of McDonald’s shareholders’ meeting

    OAK BROOK – Protesters rallied outside a McDonald’s for higher wage, and the company said employees at its headquarters were working from home Wednesd ...
    May 25, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Rep. Pritchard voices frustration as House Dems pass spending plan

    SPRINGFIELD — State Rep. Bob Pritchard was clearly frustrated after Democrats in the Illinois House of Representatives introduced a 500-page spending ...
    May 25, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • TSA chief: Help is on the way to address long airport lines

    WASHINGTON – The head of the Transportation Security Administration said Wednesday the beleaguered agency will add 768 new screeners by mid-June to de ...
    May 25, 2016 - 10:59 am
  • Illinois bill pushes for legal aid for juveniles in murder cases

    SPRINGFIELD – A lawyer would have to be present when police question juveniles younger than 15 in murder or sex offense investigations under a measure ...
    May 24, 2016 - 9:40 pm
  • Family of teen, 15, shot by Chicago police in 2013 asks for FBI investigation

    CHICAGO – The family of a teenager shot to death by Chicago police in 2013 is asking for an FBI investigation after seeing surveillance video that cap ...
    May 24, 2016 - 9:39 pm
  • Man found dead where FBI agents shot in suburban Chicago ID'd as parolee

    PARK FOREST – Authorities have identified a man found dead after two FBI agents were shot and wounded while trying to serve an arrest warrant at a sub ...
    May 24, 2016 - 9:39 pm
  • Family settles in WWII veteran's death shot by police with beanbag gun

    MARKHAM – Court documents show relatives of a 95-year-old World War II veteran who died after being shot with a beanbag gun by a police officer, who w ...
    May 24, 2016 - 9:40 pm
  • State election board questions automatic voter registration

    CHICAGO – A plan to make Illinois the next state to allow automatic voter registration is moving through the Legislature despite the state’s leading e ...
    May 23, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Inmate: Drew Peterson admitted to killing missing wife

    CHESTER – A prison inmate whom Drew Peterson allegedly enlisted to kill a state’s attorney said the former suburban Chicago police officer also admitt ...
    May 23, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • Tribune rejects second Gannett bid; sets the stage for talks

    NEW YORK – Tribune Publishing rejected a second takeover bid from USA Today owner Gannett, but did say Monday that it was open to further talks.
    May 23, 2016 - 9:17 am
  • Budget stalemate erodes interest in some Illinois colleges

    CHAMPAIGN – High school seniors’ unease over the lack of state funding for Illinois universities is contributing to a drop in applications at a number ...
    May 22, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • TSA head: Expect more airport security delays despite funds

    CHICAGO – The head of the Transportation Security Administration warned travelers Friday to expect long airport security lines to continue during the ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Mary Todd Lincoln funeral ledger found in Illinois capital

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – An itemized list believed to be from former first lady Mary Todd Lincoln's funeral has resurfaced after two of the oldest funeral h ...
    May 20, 2016 - 2:05 pm
  • Illinois unemployment edges up again in April to 6.6 percent

    CHICAGO – The unemployment rate across Illinois again creeped up in March even as the state added jobs.
    May 20, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Investigative firm discounts ex-Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford sexual harassment claim

    SPRINGFIELD – An investigator hired by then-state Treasurer Dan Rutherford to review a former employee’s allegations of sexual harassment by the one-t ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:41 am
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