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  • Chicago police describe 'sickening' live-stream torture of Crystal Lake teen

    Four teens face felony charges after a video of a duct-taped teen from Crystal Lake being tortured in Chicago was streamed live on Facebook, police sa ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 8:02 am
  • Illinois state law changes for 2017 that you should know

    More than 190 changes to Illinois law took effect with the new year. Here are a few to highlight. ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 11:38 am
  • Under 3 weeks left: Obama in closing stretch of presidency

    WASHINGTON – His last vacation behind him, President Barack Obama is entering the closing stretch of his presidency, an eleventh-hour push to tie up l ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 11:07 pm
  • Donald Trump takes dig at Rahm Emanuel over Chicago homicides

    NEW YORK – President-elect Donald Trump says Rahm Emanuel, Chicago's mayor and President Barack Obama's former chief of staff, should ask for federal ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 2:41 pm
  • 1 of Chicago's bloodiest years ends with 762 homicides

    CHICAGO – One of the most violent years in Chicago history ended with a sobering tally: 762 homicides, the most in two decades in the city and more th ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 12:43 am
  • 5 Chicago police officers injured in crash

    CHICAGO – A collision of two Chicago police vehicles responding to a call of officers needing assistance has left five officers injured.
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 10:31 am
  • Reeder: Rauner prepares for tough 2018 governor race

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner is loaded for bear.We are two years out from the 2018 elections, and ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:51 am
  • Municipalities look to opt out of labor laws

    CHICAGO – At least one Cook County municipality has opted out of the looming minimum wage hike and paid sick time laws, and more communities could fol ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Roscoe student wraps cancer patients in blankets of hope

    ROCKFORD – When Ryan Anderson, 12, of Roscoe needed a community service project earlier this year for his sixth grade class at Roscoe Middle School, h ...
    Dec. 28, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Cubs, Chicago violence, budget Illinois' top 2016 stories

    CHICAGO – A historic, curse-busting sports achievement topped Illinois’ biggest news stories in 2016, as the Chicago Cubs won a World Series champions ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • Democrats weigh 2018 challenge to Rauner

    CHICAGO – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner sent two clear signals when he dumped $50 million into his campaign fund: The 2018 race for Illinois governor w ...
    Dec. 26, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • Illinois wire briefs

    Illinois high court clears doubt over snow-shoveling lawCHICAGO – Property owners can take comfort, ...
    Dec. 26, 2016 - 11:18 pm
  • Imprisoned Blagojevich awaits Obama's decision on commutation

    CHICAGO – One of the last chances for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to win early release from federal prison rests on a pending decision by the ...
    Dec. 25, 2016 - 10:50 pm
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