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    Chicago police officer fatally shoots fleeing gunmanCHICAGO – A police officer confronted by a fleei ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 12:56 am
  • Report says Chicago police violated civil rights for years

    CHICAGO – The Justice Department on Friday laid bare years of civil rights violations by Chicago police, blasting the nation’s second-largest departme ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 11:41 pm
  • Illinois man sues over his July 4 flag-burning arrest

    CHICAGO – A 22-year-old central Illinois man who was arrested and detained after posting online pictures of himself burning an American flag has filed ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:04 am
  • Madigan re-elected Illinois House speaker, nears U.S. tenure record

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House re-elected Michael Madigan on Wednesday to a 17th term as its leader, putting him on track to soon become the longest ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:01 am
  • New Legislature, same old problem in Illinois: No budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ financial crisis is being handed off from one set of lawmakers to another this week – a problem that, at 18 months, is the nat ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • McCaleb: Fear drives vote for Madigan as House speaker

    A new General Assembly is sworn in Wednesday, followed by an election of chamber leaders.Barring som ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:40 pm
  • Illinois man hits 30-gallon mark for blood donations

    MILLSTADT – An 82-year-old Illinois man who gave blood for the first time in the 1950s to help the war effort has hit the 30-gallon mark for donations ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 12:03 am
  • Bison herd in Franklin Grove more than quadruples since 2014

    FRANKLIN GROVE – A herd of bison on an Illinois prairie has grown from 20 to 90 since it was brought over two years ago to boost the grassland restora ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 12:03 am
  • Melrose Park man gets 22-year prison term for stealing remote control

    WHEATON – A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for stealing a remote control.
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 12:03 am
  • As Obama era closes, goal to end veteran homelessness unmet

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Pledges by President Barack Obama and a national nonprofit organization to end homelessness among veterans did not meet their goal. ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 11:45 pm
  • Chicago police describe 'sickening' live-stream torture of Crystal Lake teen

    Four teens face felony charges after a video of a duct-taped teen from Crystal Lake being tortured in Chicago was streamed live on Facebook, police sa ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 8:02 am
  • Illinois state law changes for 2017 that you should know

    More than 190 changes to Illinois law took effect with the new year. Here are a few to highlight. ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 11:38 am
  • Under 3 weeks left: Obama in closing stretch of presidency

    WASHINGTON – His last vacation behind him, President Barack Obama is entering the closing stretch of his presidency, an eleventh-hour push to tie up l ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 11:07 pm
  • Donald Trump takes dig at Rahm Emanuel over Chicago homicides

    NEW YORK – President-elect Donald Trump says Rahm Emanuel, Chicago's mayor and President Barack Obama's former chief of staff, should ask for federal ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 2:41 pm
  • 1 of Chicago's bloodiest years ends with 762 homicides

    CHICAGO – One of the most violent years in Chicago history ended with a sobering tally: 762 homicides, the most in two decades in the city and more th ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 12:43 am
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