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  • 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
  • Illinois asks federal government for Medicaid flexibility

    SPRINGFIELD – The state of Illinois is seeking permission from the federal government to use Medicaid funding to pay for mental health and substance a ...
    Sept. 9, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • Authorities to build up presence before oil pipeline ruling

    BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota authorities are recruiting law enforcement officers from across the state to guard the site of a protest in anticipation ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • Same-day voter registration at issue in Illinois lawsuit

    CHICAGO – A federal lawsuit has raised questions about whether Illinois’ new Election Day voter registration rules are constitutional, a situation tha ...
    Sept. 5, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner's agenda has been stymied in first 2 years – would it work anyway?

    A McHenry County Board vote last year to approve a symbolic resolution to support Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s “Turnaround Agenda” became a major le ...
    Sept. 5, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • Dwyane Wade mourns cousin, urges tougher gun laws in Chicago

    Dwyane Wade has lashed out against Chicago’s gun laws, calling them weak and saying he’s urged officials in his hometown to enact changes to make the ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • Illinois teen accused of plotting terrorist attack

    EDWARDSVILLE – Authorities arrested an 18-year-old southern Illinois man who they allege had communicated with an unspecified terrorist group about a ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 12:34 pm
  • Chicago police: 90 homicides in August, 472 shooting victims

    CHICAGO – Chicago saw its deadliest month in two decades in August, recording 90 homicides for the month, the city's police department said Thursday.
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 1:41 pm
  • Murder charges to be filed in Chicago-area girl's 1991 death

    MARKHAM – A 58-year-old man will be charged Thursday with murder and kidnapping in the 1991 killing of a 14-year-old suburban Chicago girl, prosecutor ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 12:44 pm
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