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  • Illinois' pension payment expected to increase by $400M

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ contribution to the state’s largest public-pension fund is expected to increase by more than $400 million next year because th ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:01 am
  • Welcome to the fourth grade: Teacher's rap targets students

    SKOKIE – A new teacher who made a music video to welcome his students has become a bit of a star with his fourth-graders.
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 1:02 am
  • Judge: Lizard, Illuminati beliefs mean terror suspect unfit

    CHICAGO – A suburban Chicago terrorism suspect charged with attempting to bomb a downtown bar sincerely believes that fantastical lizards, Freemasons ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballot

    CHICAGO – A divided Illinois Supreme Court narrowly ruled Thursday that a voter referendum seeking to change how Illinois draws political boundaries i ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Donald Trump sends Chicago's GOP donors spinning

    CHICAGO – Ron Gidwitz, Dan Webb and William Kunkler are veteran Republicans — and friends — from Chicago's political money circuit. They raised bucket ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 3:13 pm
  • Prices up, choices down on Illinois health insurance market

    CHICAGO – Higher prices and fewer choices on the Illinois marketplace under President Barack Obama's health insurance law will make choosing a plan fo ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Illinois officials: Pension change could be 'devastating'

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration says a pending move by Illinois’ largest public-pension fund would increase the state’s required payment ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Illinois officials: Pension change could be 'devastating'

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says a pending move by Illinois' largest public-pension fund would increase the state's required payment ...
    Aug. 25, 2016 - 12:49 am
  • DeKalb County police searching for car in double murder

    SYCAMORE – Police are seeking the public’s help as they continue to search for a white 2010 Chevrolet Impala stolen from a Sycamore home where two peo ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Rauner signs bill to punish trafficking guns into Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Firearm traffickers in Illinois will be punished with sentences of up to 30 years in prison under legislation Gov. Bruce Rauner signed T ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Police: 3 children, man die in Chicago apartment fire

    CHICAGO – A fire at a Chicago apartment building that appears to have been deliberately set killed four people Tuesday, including three children, poli ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:11 am
  • Sen. Mark Kirk: President Obama 'acting like drug dealer in chief' in Iran deal

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said President Barack Obama was "acting like the drug dealer in chief" when his administration delivered ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 12:55 pm
  • Tammy Duckworth takes on Donald Trump, Republican Party at Illinois fair

    SPRINGFIELD – Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth on Thursday decried what she called Republicans' "hate-filled" vision for America durin ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • Chicago police recommend firing of 7 cops for false reports in Laquan McDonald shooting

    CHICAGO – Seven Chicago police officers accused of filing false reports in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014 should be fire ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:08 pm
  • Illinois GOP ignores Trump, promises battle for Legislature

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois Republicans at the Illinois State Fair on Wednesday all but ignored the party’s bid to reclaim the White ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:08 am
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