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  • No suspects in shooting death of Chicago boy, 9

    CHICAGO – Police are searching for whoever fatally shot a 9-year-old boy in Chicago's Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • Last 4 hostages have been freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    HARVEY – About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago’s southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    HARVEY – Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the last four hostages have been released unharmed to end a standoff with two armed men in a southern Chica ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Clock ticks on Ill. term limits ballot measure

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner made a last push Tuesday for court approval of a measure that would ask voters ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Chicago woman killed in Bali, daughter had troubled past

    CHICAGO – A Chicago woman whose beaten body was found stuffed in a suitcase on the Indonesian resort island of Bali was repeatedly and violently abuse ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 1:12 pm
  • Rahm Emanuel's critics scurry to find 2015 challenger

    CHICAGO – Rahm Emanuel swept into the Chicago mayor's office with support from across the city, a nod from favorite son Barack Obama and a promise — s ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Illinois sees year's 1st human case of West Nile

    SPRINGFIELD – Health officials in Illinois are reporting the state's first human case of West Nile virus this year.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 8:29 am
  • Former Illinois school bus driver jailed for DUI

    WHEATON – A former school bus driver from northern Illinois has been sentenced to 20 days in jail for driving drunk while on duty.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 8:28 am
  • State hearing focuses on cutting greenhouse gases

    CHICAGO – Illinois regulators on Monday began formal hearings on how the state should meet tougher federal limits on pollutants blamed for global warm ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Audit: Illinois overdrew federal Medicaid dollars

    CHICAGO – Illinois used faulty methods for withdrawing federal Medicaid money, resulting in "a perpetual 'treadmill effect'" of regular overdraws of d ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Experts say centuries-old Quincy elm not dying

    QUINCY – Experts have declared that an American elm tree that could be nearly four centuries old is not dying.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Business group to discuss cutting greenhouse gases

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Commerce Commission is holding hearings on how to reduce the state's global warming pollution.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • GOP newcomers say lack of experience asset in 2014

    CHICAGO – A suburban accountant and a retired downstate Marine say their lack of political experience is actually a big asset in the race to unseat tw ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Illinois colleges to be smoke-free indoors and out

    CHICAGO – Smoking will be banned indoors and out on all Illinois public college and university campuses starting next summer under legislation signed ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Police: Nude man tried to rob Rockford bank

    ROCKFORD – Rockford police have arrested a 32-year-old man they say tried to rob a bank while naked.
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 11:57 pm
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