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  • Scientists at Fermilab power up 17-ton magnet for experiment

    BATAVIA – Scientists at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have powered up a 17-ton electromagnet, which will be the centerpiece of an experime ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • University of Illinois donations dip, but still top $250M

    URBANA – Donations coming in to the University of Illinois dipped slightly in fiscal 2015, but still totaled more than $250 million.
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Feds: Hacker, executive extorted company

    CHICAGO – Federal authorities said a California trucking company president plotted with a Serbian hacker to extort $40,000 from a Chicago-area softwar ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Police: Officers shoot, kill man wielding gun

    CHICAGO – Chicago police say officers responding to reports of someone with a gun shot and killed a suspect after the man allegedly rushed them wieldi ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Budget impasse cuts services for domestic abuse victims

    CHICAGO – Assistance for battered women and children statewide is dwindling because of Illinois’ budget impasse, and it could have long-lasting conseq ...
    Oct. 4, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • 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
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