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  • Peoria murder trial focuses on Internet searches

    PEORIA – The Internet search history on a computer belonging to a former Baptist missionary accused of killing his wife included queries on various wa ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Car plunges into Naperville quarry, killing 2

    NAPERVILLE – A car has plunged into a water-filled quarry in the Chicago suburb of Naperville, killing two passengers who were unable to escape the ve ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Given life term, inmate hopes for clemency

    GREENVILLE – From the very start, Scott Walker refused to believe he would die in prison.Arrested an ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Cubs sue over fake mascot that got into bar fight

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs have filed a lawsuit against several people whom the team accuses of being behind a fake mascot that has been engaging in b ...
    July 19, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Illinois law a boost to ex-offenders seeking jobs

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation requiring private employers in Illinois to first evaluate job applicants' skills then ask about c ...
    July 19, 2014 - 12:06 pm
  • GOP groups target Democrats' House supermajority

    CHICAGO – National Republican legislative groups say eliminating Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s Democratic supermajority is among the top go ...
    July 18, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Waterloo police probe stabbing death

    WATERLOO, Ill. (AP) — Police in Monroe County's Waterloo say a 28-year-old man has been stabbed to death in what is the southwestern Illinois city's f ...
    July 18, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • Prosecutors say Blagojevich lawyers misread ruling

    CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors responding to a new argument in Rod Blagojevich's appeal say the former governor's lawyers have misrepresented a U.S. Supre ...
    July 18, 2014 - 1:26 pm
  • Malaysians in Chicago plan vigil for crash victims

    CHICAGO — Malaysians in Chicago are planning a vigil in memory of those killed in the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine's ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • As rivers retreat, roads, ferries back in business

    GRAFTON — Ferry and vehicle traffic around western Illinois and eastern Missouri is returning to normal now that the rain-swollen Mississippi and Illi ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:05 am
  • Springfield police issue 300 cellphone citations

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield police say they've issued hundreds of citations to people using cellphones while driving more than six months after a state- ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:04 am
  • Chicago Police Board fires police sergeant

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Board has fired a police sergeant whose gun was used in the death of a woman.
    July 18, 2014 - 8:03 am
  • Rauner proposes lower Illinois income tax rate

    SCHAUMBURG – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner said Thursday he wants to lower Illinois’ income tax rate, freeze property taxes and impo ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Illinois unemployment rate falls to lowest since 2008

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill.– Illinois' unemployment rate fell to 7.1 percent in June, driven to its lowest level since October 2008 by a fourth straight month of ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Illinois governor hopefuls spar over jobs, economy

    SCHAUMBURG (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn are laying out competing visions for how to create job ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm
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