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  • 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
  • Chicago shoppers will soon pay tax for paper, plastic bags

    CHICAGO – Shoppers in Chicago will soon have to pay a checkout tax of 7 cents per bag at all retailers in the city unless they bring their own bags to ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 11:03 pm
  • Illinois State Police: $1,000 reward in trooper attack at toll plaza

    SOUTH HOLLAND – Illinois State Police said a $1,000 reward is available for information leading to the arrest of a suspect wanted attacking a trooper ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 11:03 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner criticizes request to halt state worker paychecks

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s request that a judge bar the state from paying 63,000 government employees to get feuding Repub ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 11:40 pm
  • Blagojevich's daughter criticizes Obama for not commuting father's sentence

    CHICAGO – A daughter of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is criticizing former President Barack Obama for not granting early release to her father ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 11:40 pm
  • Chicago police chief discloses he needs kidney transplant

    CHICAGO – Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson disclosed after a public dizzy spell on Friday that he has battled a kidney condition for more t ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 11:40 pm
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