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  • 5 shot, 1 dead, after fight at University of Illinois campus party, police say

    CHAMPAIGN – One man was killed and four other people were wounded in a pair of shootings early Sunday, including one that happened on the University o ...
    NEW: Sept. 25, 2016 - 11:54 pm
  • Lead crisis in housing project was actually no surprise

    EAST CHICAGO, Ind. – When the mayor in this industrial town ordered the evacuation of a 40-year-old public housing complex this summer because of seve ...
    Sept. 24, 2016 - 12:37 am
  • Illinois Executive Mansion work to follow funding rules

    SPRINGFIELD – An agreement shows that a privately funded renovation of the Illinois Executive Mansion in Springfield will follow wage and bidding rule ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • Emanuel details mentoring, police in crime speech

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a $36 million mentoring initiative for thousands of youths from high-crime neighborhoods and asked for ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • Chicago to hire hundreds more officers to combat violence

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s police department will add 970 new positions over the next two years, its superintendent announced Wednesday, saying the move will ...
    Sept. 22, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Chicago official: City to hire 100s more officers

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department plans to hire more than 500 additional officers as it struggles to deal with a violent year full of killings a ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • Ex-National Guard soldier given 30-year prison sentence

    CHICAGO – A Chicago federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a former Illinois National Guard soldier and his cousin to prison for plotting to join Islamic ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • Rauner wants state jobs review, but not federal court’s

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner pledged Monday to continue rooting out improper patronage hiring, at the same time his lawyers were trying to block a ...
    Sept. 20, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • Illinois schools eliminating zero-tolerance policies

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois schools are required now to limit long-term suspensions and expulsions under a new law that also eliminates the use of zero-tol ...
    Sept. 19, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Lawyer: $1.9 million settlement in Sandra Bland lawsuit

    CHICAGO – The mother of Sandra Bland, a black woman who died last summer in a Texas jail after a contentious traffic stop, has reached a $1.9 million ...
    Sept. 16, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • Wife of ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves prison camp

    CHICAGO – The wife of former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been transferred from a federal prison camp to a halfway house where she will complete th ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Biggest street gang trial in recent Chicago history begins

    CHICAGO – Six purported leaders of Chicago’s powerful Hobos street gang went on trial Wednesday in a case that could provide a rare look inside the ki ...
    Sept. 15, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Rauner gives $100K to Indiana GOP candidate

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Illinois governor has tossed in $100,000 of his own money to boost the campaign of Indiana’s Republican gubernatorial candidate eve ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • With backing of wealthy governor, Illinois GOP spending big

    SPRINGFIELD – For the first time in recent history, Illinois Republicans are vastly outspending Democrats in fall legislative races with the help of a ...
    Sept. 13, 2016 - 12:57 am
  • Weather Service: Tornado damages central Illinois farmhouse

    HOMER – The National Weather Service says a tornado has touched down in central Illinois, damaging a home in a rural area.
    Sept. 10, 2016 - 7:41 am
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