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  • Caseworker charged with theft from needy

    EDWARDSVILLE – A 40-year-old southwestern Illinois woman has been charged with stealing nearly $160,000 in public assistance for needy families while ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Museum puts newspapers edited by Lincoln online

    SPRINGFIELD – The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is making copies of a campaign newspaper edited by Lincoln and other politicians ava ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Chicago nightclub owners get probation in stampede deaths

    CHICAGO – The owners of a Chicago nightclub where 21 people were crushed to death in a stairwell in 2003 while fleeing pepper spray were sentenced Fri ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Commander who led Afghan mission retires

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois National Guard said the commander who led its largest post-World War II deployment has retired.
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Judge may order Chicago police to release video of shot teen

    CHICAGO – The video is graphic, according to some who have seen it: A black teenager wielding a small knife is walking away from Chicago police when a ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 1:18 pm
  • Police: Thousands of honeybees killed at resort near Chicago

    LINCOLNSHIRE – Police said someone used pesticide to kill thousands of Italian honeybees at a suburban Chicago golf resort.
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • AG: Chicago cops should release shooting video

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ attorney general has asked Chicago police to release a video that allegedly shows an officer shooting a black teenager 16 times la ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Balloon handlers train for Thanksgiving Day parade

    CHICAGO – On a recent sunny Saturday morning on the great lawn in front of the Museum of Science and Industry, gusts of wind bullied a 40-foot balloon ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Phrase ‘In God We Trust’ pops up on police vehicles

    CARBONDALE – Some law enforcement agencies in southern Illinois have started putting the phrase “In God We Trust” on their vehicles.
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • ID kits a ‘tool’ to help in case of missing child

    CHARLESTON – Police need “every tool” they can get when a child is missing, and that means more than a photograph.
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Gliniewicz spent embezzled money on coffee, movies

    FOX LAKE – A northern Illinois police officer who authorities said killed himself after years of embezzling from a police-sponsored youth program spen ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Blagojevich asks high court to hear appeal

    CHICAGO – Imprisoned ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to hear an appeal of his corruption convictions that inc ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Chicago says pension overhaul delivers benefits despite cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers attempted to convince the Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday that Chicago’s plan to save its pension program from insolvency does ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Illinois no longer taking Syrian refugees

    Illinois on Monday joined more than a dozen other states trying to block or suspend accepting Syrian ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Illinois students of for-profit schools to get debt relief

    CHICAGO – About 2,700 Illinois students of for-profit universities run by a Pittsburgh firm will have more than $3 million in loans forgiven under a n ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 3:04 pm
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