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  • Police believe 6 found dead in Chicago home were targeted

    CHICAGO – Chicago police said late Friday they believe six family members found dead in their southwest side home were killed in a “targeted incident, ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Chinese-led investors plan to buy Chicago Stock Exchange

    NEW YORK – The Chicago Stock Exchange, founded more than a century ago, said it has agreed to be acquired by a Chinese-led investor group.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 1:01 pm
  • 2 children, 2 women, 2 men found dead in Chicago home

    CHICAGO – Chicago police are investigating what led to the deaths of two children, two women and two men whose bodies were found with signs of trauma ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Tribune Publishing gets new top shareholder: Chicago Sun-Times majority owner Michael Ferro

    CHICAGO – Tribune Publishing, the troubled owner of the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers around the country, said it received a $44.4 million cash ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:40 pm
  • Metra will miss 2018 deadline for new rail safety technology

    CHICAGO – The Metra commuter railroad will miss a 2018 deadline for installing safety technology on all of its Chicago-area routes, but said Wednesday ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:27 am
  • Widow of Illinois cop who staged suicide pleads not guilty

    WAUKEGAN –The wife of a disgraced Illinois police officer who staged his suicide to appear he was gunned down in the line of duty, sparking an intensi ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:25 am
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner creates privately funded economic agency

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner used his executive powers Wednesday to establish a privately run and funded economic development corporation that’ll take ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 1:23 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Changing rules for state-bought goods can save $514M

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state's comptroller highlighted Illinois' worsening finances due to the budget deadlock Tuesday as the Republi ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Attendance at Illinois historic sites drops by 7 percent

    SPRINGFIELD – Visits to Illinois’ historic sites fell by 7 percent in 2015, despite the state’s commemorations of the 150th anniversaries of the Civil ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • Illinois attorney general seeks stay on hospital tax ruling

    URBANA – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office is asking an appeals court to hold back enforcement of its ruling on a part of a state law th ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • New law imposes fine for minors possessing e-cigarettes

    SPRINGFIELD – Anyone under 18 who’s caught with electronic cigarettes or other tobacco-free nicotine products would face a fine or community service u ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • Geneva woman accused of poisoning husband

    GENEVA – A Geneva woman is accused of fatally poisoning her husband of 31 years last week, according to a news release from the Kane County State’s At ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • Chicago schools announce cuts after union rejects offer

    CHICAGO – Officials with Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday that they’re ready to cut $100 million from school budgets and force teachers to pay more ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • Attendance at Illinois historic sites drops by 7 percent

    SPRINGFIELD – Visits to Illinois' historic sites fell by 7 percent in 2015, despite the state's commemorations of the 150th anniversaries of the Civil ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 3:09 pm
  • Pension bill on hold despite agreement

    CHICAGO – Democrats are unlikely to address Illinois’ worst-in-the-nation pension crisis until the state has a budget, despite a rare agreement betwee ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 12:15 am
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