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  • Legal marijuana stirs hope in Illinois town

    ALBION – A skunky aroma fills the room in which hundreds of lush marijuana plants grow, some nearly ready for harvest. Grower Ashley Thompson, a forme ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • University of Illinois opens center for wounded veterans

    URBANA – The University of Illinois has opened a center to help wounded war veterans earn college diplomas.
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Chicago man charged in 20-month-old’s death acquitted

    CHICAGO – A Cook County jury has acquitted a Chicago man charged with first-degree murder in the 2010 death of a 20-month-old girl.
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Car crashes into northern Illinois church, injuring 6

    GRAYSLAKE – A car crashed through the front doors of a Grayslake church hosting a donation drive for a food pantry. Six people were hospitalized with ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Number of Chicago heroin overdoses hits 74 in 3 days

    CHICAGO – Authorities in Chicago say a recent rise in heroin overdoses is continuing to climb.Fire D ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Investigator says Illinois police officer was shot with own weapon

    FOX LAKE – The Illinois police officer whose fatal shooting last month set off a massive manhunt was shot twice with his own weapon, and there were si ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • ConAgra cuts 1,500 jobs; moving HQ from Omaha to Chicago

    OMAHA, Neb. – ConAgra will cut about 1,500 jobs, or approximately 30 percent of its global, office-based workforce, and move its headquarters to Chica ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 8:38 am
  • St. Clair County settles police lawsuit for $900K

    BELLEVILLE – St. Clair County Board members have approved $900,000 to settle a federal lawsuit that claimed sheriff’s detectives coerced a 17-year-old ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Urbana man gets 20 years for cocaine charge

    URBANA – A Cissna Park man has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Demolition begins at Springfield's Honeywell-Hobbs plant

    SPRINGFIELD – Demolition work has started at the former Honeywell-Hobbs plant in Springfield.The com ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Illinois home day care workers seek repayment of union dues

    ST. LOUIS – Home day care workers in Illinois are seeking a refund of millions of dollars in past payments in a federal lawsuit recently filed in the ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Governor closing museums, shooting range in budget standoff

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to close state museums and a sport-shooting complex because of Illinois’ budget crisis, although most staff will st ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • Author, tap dancer, sociologist among 'genius grant' winners

    CHICAGO – A tap dancer who has spent her life demanding respect for an overlooked art form. A writer at the center of the national conversation about ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Police training canceled because of Illinois budget crisis

    CHICAGO – Police departments across Illinois say the state budget stalemate has left them struggling to provide necessary training to officers on ever ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • Ex-House Speaker Hastert lawyers talking possible plea deal

    CHICAGO – A possible plea agreement is being negotiated in the hush-money case of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, attorneys told a judge Mon ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 10:56 pm
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