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  • Rod Blagojevich's brother: I was fed 'pawn' to get then-governor

    CHICAGO – The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his you ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Explosive device found in unincorporated Marengo, believed to be legitimate, authorities say

    The McHenry County Sheriff's Office on Sunday found what appeared to be a legitimate explosive device in the ground in unincorporated Marengo, a sheri ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Autopsies set for 4 people shot dead in Rockford

    ROCKFORD – A coroner says autopsies are planned for four people, including two young children, fatally shot in Rockford.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • Raising Illinois juror pay, reducing juries gets mixed reviews

    CHICAGO – A newly signed law that will more than double what Illinois jurors are paid while reducing the size of civil case juries is earning mixed re ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 2:57 pm
  • Illinois farm groups foresee market growth in Cuba

    BLOOMINGTON – Illinois farm groups are looking to Cuba as a growing market for corn, soybeans, pork and other products the state produces, and they se ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Illinois Tollway expects spike in holiday traffic

    DOWNERS GROVE – Illinois Tollway officials said they expect nearly 17.6 million vehicles to use the northern Illinois interstate system during the nex ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Ex-Midlothian deputy police chief convicted

    CHICAGO – A jury has convicted a former deputy police chief in Midlothian for using excessive force in beating a drinker in the early morning hours of ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Illinois man who fled burglary trial is sentenced

    PEORIA – A central Illinois man who fled from a courthouse during his burglary trial has been sentenced to 21 years in prison.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • U.S. criminal probes nab 13; race questions raised

    SPRINGFIELD – In the past three years, U.S. Attorney James Lewis’s office has dug up enough evidence of stolen taxpayer money to justify prison time f ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Gov. Quinn names comptroller to replace Topinka

    CHICAGO – Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn tapped a longtime member of his inner circle Friday to temporarily replace the late Republican Comptroller Judy Baar ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • Gov. Quinn names comptroller to replace Judy Barr Topinka

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has named his budget chief as a short-term replacement for late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • Quinn calls session for comptroller election

    CHICAGO – Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn has called state lawmakers back to Springfield next month to consider a 2016 special election to replace the late Co ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • 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 - 11:47 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
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