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  • Chicago's most violent neighborhoods brace for deadly summer

    CHICAGO – Shaquisha Gibson-Posey pulls out a grisly cellphone photo of her murdered brother whenever her 15-year-old son complains of being cooped up ...
    June 21, 2016 - 1:24 am
  • Singer on Mexican 'The Voice' dies in Chicago after shooting

    CHICAGO – A Chicago singer who appeared on the Mexican version of “The Voice” in 2011 has died after he was shot in an ambush while celebrating his bi ...
    June 19, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Communities across Illinois take up Airbnb regulation debate

    CHICAGO – Chicago and Airbnb have battled for months over the proposed tightening of short-term rental rules in the nation’s third largest city, but t ...
    June 19, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Illinois borrows millions for building despite budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois borrowed $550 million Thursday for construction projects, taking advantage of historically low interest rates as the state appr ...
    June 17, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Security ramped up for nation's upcoming gay pride events

    CHICAGO – The huge crowds expected to attend gay pride parades around the United States in the coming weeks will be greeted by more police officers an ...
    June 16, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Review agency: Chicago police need anti-discrimination rule

    CHICAGO – Accusations that an officer called President Barack Obama a racial slur have prompted the agency that investigates police misconduct in Chic ...
    June 15, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Treasurer: Budget fight cuts monthly investment profit $2.6M

    CHICAGO – Illinois loses about $2.6 million each month in investment income because of the state budget impasse, Treasurer Michael Frerichs said Tuesd ...
    June 14, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner requests expedited union negotiations case

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says it wants to bypass an administrative law judge's recommendation in order to expedite the resolut ...
    June 14, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • McDonald's to move to Chicago and take over Oprah's old digs

    NEW YORK – McDonald's is moving back to Chicago and taking over the old home of "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
    June 14, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Puzzling cliff-hanger in case of poisoned Illinois lottery winner

    CHICAGO – With his departure from office this week, a county medical examiner leaves behind a beguiling mystery set in motion more than three years ag ...
    June 10, 2016 - 11:29 pm
  • Illinois governor sued by wife's nonprofit over budget impasse

    CHICAGO – A lifelong Democrat, Bruce Rauner’s wife Diana campaigned enthusiastically for the Republican multimillionaire businessman during his 2014 b ...
    June 9, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Democrats should be in session working for budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has criticized House Democrats again over canceling a session day while there's no budget.
    June 9, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • AP: Illinois is so behind on paying the FBI, the Treasury Department may get involved

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois, on the cusp of a second year without a state budget, counts among its many unpaid bills one that threatens to provoke a disput ...
    June 7, 2016 - 4:23 pm
  • Biden unveiling public database for clinical data on cancer

    WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden unveiled a public database for clinical data on cancer on Monday that aims to help researchers and doctors bette ...
    June 6, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • Superintendents blast Illinois governor on school funding

    CHICAGO – Questions about education funding and schools opening on time were focal points Monday in Illinois’ ongoing budget gridlock, with superinten ...
    June 6, 2016 - 11:34 pm
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