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  • State wire briefs

    Reward offered in vandalism of Chicago synagogueCHICAGO – A community activist is offering $500 for ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 1:17 am
  • Lawmakers consider expanding Illinois immigrant protections

    CHICAGO – Illinois legislators are proposing to boost immigrant protections statewide in response to President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immi ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 12:52 am
  • Lawmakers draft plans to keep Illinois paychecks flowing

    CHICAGO – Two Illinois lawmakers have introduced legislation to ensure that state employees continue receiving paychecks even if a judge agrees with t ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 11:35 pm
  • Chicago police now using high-tech effort to fight crime

    CHICAGO – The head of the Chicago Police Department said Wednesday that his officers are now using high-tech strategies and equipment to fight crime, ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • Group of lawmakers recommends Illinois school funding fix; future unclear

    CHICAGO – A bipartisan group of lawmakers and other officials reached agreement Wednesday on a plan to bring more equity to the way Illinois funds its ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 11:07 pm
  • Chicago police unveil new high-tech crime fighting effort

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department has unveiled new high-tech crime-fighting strategies and equipment as the city deals with increases in homicid ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 11:45 am
  • Caterpillar moving headquarters to Chicago area

    NEW YORK – Caterpillar Inc. is moving its headquarters to the Chicago area and won't build a new complex in its current Peoria location.
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:00 pm
  • Caterpillar moving headquarters to Chicago area

    NEW YORK – Caterpillar Inc. is moving its headquarters to the Chicago area and won't build a new complex in its current Peoria, Illinois location.
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • Chicago popcorn maker Garrett buying Frango mints brand

    CHICAGO – Chicago's famous Frango chocolate brand is being sold to the city's most famous popcorn company.
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 2:05 pm
  • State wire briefs

    Springfield museum to open exhibit on New PhiladelphiaSPRINGFIELD – A temporary museum exhibit is to ...
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 12:47 am
  • Illinois fails to support disability services, report finds

    SPRINGFIELD – A federal court monitor is criticizing Illinois for failing to ensure that people with developmental disabilities receive adequate suppo ...
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 12:37 am
  • Key Emmett Till witness gave false testimony at Mississippi trial, historian says

    NEW YORK – The woman at the center of the trial of Emmett Till's alleged killers has acknowledged that she falsely testified he made physical and verb ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 11:09 pm
  • Chicago man arrested in death of Minneapolis bartender knocked out by punch

    CHICAGO – Minneapolis police have arrested a Chicago man suspected of throwing a punch that left unconscious a bartender who moments later was acciden ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 11:03 pm
  • Chicago Police Department unveils Twitter account in Spanish

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department has launched a Spanish language Twitter account to “bridge the gap” with the city’s Latino community.
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 11:03 pm
  • Work continues on southern Illinois prisoner facility

    MURPHYSBORO – Work continues to transform a former youth detention center in southern Illinois into a facility for prisoners about to re-enter the com ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 11:04 pm
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