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  • Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich formed a prison band called "The Jailhouse Rockers"

    CHICAGO – Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to order former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to serve his entire 14-year prison term when he returns ...
    July 12, 2016 - 8:27 am
  • Man with BB gun, knife shot by Decatur police

    DECATUR – A black man who was shot and wounded by police in central Illinois on Monday was armed with a BB gun that resembled a real handgun, police s ...
    July 12, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • SAT to replace PARCC test for high school juniors

    Juniors at all Illinois public high schools will take the SAT college entrance exam for free during the 2016-17 school year, the Illinois State Board ...
    July 12, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Illinois’ court fees rising to cover special programs

    SPRINGFIELD – Court fees and fines in Illinois have become bloated over the years with surcharges to pay for programs and services, resulting in steep ...
    July 10, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Protests against cop-involved shootings take place statewide

    CHICAGO – Demonstrations against police-involved shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota have been taking place across Illinois.
    July 10, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Chicago man shot to death in Elkhart apartment building

    ELKHART, Ind. – Authorities have launched a murder investigation after a Chicago man was found shot to death in an apartment in the northern Indiana t ...
    July 10, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • Ex-Rep. Walsh stands by ‘Watch out Obama’ tweet

    CHICAGO – A former Illinois congressman said Friday he’s standing by a Twitter post he sent after the fatal shooting of police officers in Dallas in w ...
    July 8, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Ex-congressman Joe Walsh stands by 'Watch out Obama' tweet

    CHICAGO – A former Illinois congressman said Friday he's standing by a Twitter post he sent after the fatal shooting of police officers in Dallas in w ...
    July 8, 2016 - 2:03 pm
  • Comcast adds Chicago customers to those under data caps

    NEW YORK – Comcast is increasing the number of home internet customers who will face limits on how much data they can use before getting hit with extr ...
    July 8, 2016 - 1:56 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana sales reach $2.57 million in June

    CHICAGO – The Illinois medical marijuana industry saw $2.57 million in retail sales during June, a sign of continuing steady growth of the retail mark ...
    July 8, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Chicago police pair up for safety after Dallas shootings

    CHICAGO – Chicago police are working in pairs to increase their safety following the fatal shooting of Dallas officers during a protest of police shoo ...
    July 8, 2016 - 10:11 am
  • 3-year-old was trapped in car seat underwater outside Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – A 3-year-old girl was flown Wednesday to Central DuPage Hospital with serious injuries after a crash left her trapped in a car partially su ...
    July 6, 2016 - 10:25 pm
  • Flag-burning Illinois protester will not face charges

    URBANA – An Illinois prosecutor says she will not file charges against a man whose flag-burning protest led to his arrest on Independence Day.
    July 5, 2016 - 4:36 pm
  • As late budgets go, Illinois has no equal

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois has redefined what it means to have a late budget.Other states have gone seve ...
    July 3, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • Election, angry voters prompt budget deal

    CHICAGO – After a year and a half of bickering and unbending demands, Illinois lawmakers were moved to compromise on a stopgap budget by a powerful fo ...
    July 1, 2016 - 11:36 pm
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