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  • Eric Holder meets with police, local leaders in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Attorney General Eric Holder says the nation is facing "critical times" when it comes to the lack of trust that exists between some communit ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 3:06 pm
  • Holiday Hills man accused of shooting deputies complains of leg injury

    WOODSTOCK – Shackled at the waist, flanked by two corrections officers, and wheeled before a judge Friday, Scott B. Peters, wailed at the bench asking ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 12:47 pm
  • Ameren, ComEd get OK to raise electric rates in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved rate increases for the state's two main electric utilities.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 9:16 am
  • Approved state checks limited after Topinka’s death

    SPRINGFIELD – As state officials contemplate replacing late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, the clock runs down for those dependent on the checks the o ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Crystal Lake man allowed back home after gun incident, police standoff

    WOODSTOCK – A Crystal Lake man accused of holding a gun to his wife's head, eventually firing the weapon inside the house and conducting what prosecut ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:27 am
  • McDonald's to trim menu, examine ingredients

    NEW YORK – McDonald's is planning to trim its menu, review its cooking methods and maybe even get rid of some of the ingredients it uses to change per ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 2:57 pm
  • Uber removes driver accused of Chicago sex assault

    CHICAGO – The ride-booking company Uber has removed a driver after a customer reported she was sexually assaulted during a ride in Chicago last month, ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • Woodstock woman among 3 charged with robbing man in Carpentersville responding to prostitution ad

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Three people, including a Woodstock woman, were charged Monday after allegedly robbing a man who was responding to a prostitution ad ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • From the archives: Judy Topinka, award-winning journalist

    Note to readers: Before embarking on a political career, Judy Baar Topinka was a journalist in the western suburbs at a precursor of Suburban Life Med ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 10:31 am
  • Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka dies following stroke

    CHICAGO – Judy Baar Topinka built a pioneering political career on a salty sense of humor and penny-pinching personality, making a name for herself as ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • University of Illinois faces fallout in rehiring of Kilgore

    CHAMPAIGN – Former 1970s radical and convicted felon James Kilgore will earn only $3,500 for teaching a single class on labor and the workplace at the ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • Joliet police stymied in shooting investigations by silent witnesses

    JOLIET – No significant developments have surfaced in the two shootings in Joliet last week that took two lives and injured three.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:05 am
  • Geneva Murder Trial Delayed: Forensic, DNA testing of evidence not complete, attorney says

    A trial in connection to a July 6 Geneva homicide – the city’s first since 1975 – is delayed until February because of ongoing state crime lab testing ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:02 am
  • Nazareth Academy closes during flu outbreak

    LA GRANGE PARK – A suburban Chicago high school has been closed until Thursday after a quarter of the school's 730 students were absent Monday because ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Rauner prefers farmer in agriculture department

    CHICAGO – Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said Monday he strongly prefers to have a farmer take over the Illinois Department of Agriculture and that he wouldn ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 11:33 pm
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