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  • Boy, 7, killed during violent holiday

    CHICAGO – Authorities say a 7-year-old boy who was celebrating the Fourth of July with his family was among three people who were shot and killed over ...
    July 5, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Fundraising walk for memorial coming to close

    PRINCEVILLE – A central Illinois community is planning a warm welcome home for an 84-year-old man who set out to walk across the state to help raise m ...
    July 5, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Dead shows set attendance records at Chicago's Soldier Field

    CHICAGO – The Grateful Dead is making Chicago's Soldier Field come alive like no rock band ever has.
    July 5, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Bison thrive on the Illinois prairie; 14 calves born

    CHICAGO – Love is in the air for bison on an Illinois prairie.The Chicago Tribune reports that after ...
    July 5, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Closer Look: Despite Illinois state budget deadlock, there are ways out

    SPRINGFIELD – What Illinois needs is for one of its political leaders to blink.But as Republican Gov ...
    July 5, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Report: Firm fees from Chicago schools borrowing tops $18M

    CHICAGO – Dozens of legal and financial firms have been paid roughly $18 million in fees from borrowing and debt-refinancing deals with Chicago Public ...
    July 4, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Race to replace ex-Rep. Schock a classic GOP primary contest

    SPRINGFIELD – The race to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has shaped up as a classic Republican primary, pitting the son of a longtime Illinois ...
    July 4, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Big study seeks answer

    CHICAGO – For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills co ...
    July 3, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Lombard nurse sentenced for exporting weapons

    CHICAGO – A Lombard nurse has been sentenced to five years in prison for purchasing and shipping more than 30 weapons to the Philippines.
    July 3, 2015 - 8:40 pm
  • Chicago police officers file lawsuit over tattoo rule

    CHICAGO – Three Chicago police officers have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a department rule requiring them to cover their tattoos while on duty ...
    July 3, 2015 - 8:40 pm
  • Bill would allow cameras in Illinois nursing homes

    QUINCY – Illinois would become the fourth state in the U.S. to allow video and audio monitoring devices in nursing homes if Gov. Bruce Rauner signs le ...
    July 3, 2015 - 8:39 pm
  • Rauner OKs 5 clemency requests, rejects 153

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner has granted clemency petitions to five people and denied 153 other requests.
    July 2, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Troy man not guilty by reason of insanity in church shooting

    EDWARDSVILLE – A southwestern Illinois man who's remained in state psychiatric hospitals since shortly after he was charged in a pastor's 2009 shootin ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Chicago teachers protest planned cuts

    CHICAGO – Dozens of Chicago Teachers Union members and supporters picketed outside City Hall to protest $200 million in planned Chicago Public Schools ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • U of Illinois freezes hiring over budget

    CHAMPAIGN – University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen on Thursday froze hiring in the school’s administration until the state’s budget situatio ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:36 pm
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