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  • Illinois will have same-day voter registration this election

    SPRINGFIELD – Same-day voter registration will be allowed in Illinois in the general election because an appeals court ruled Friday that a challenge t ...
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • Exonerated Waukegan man awarded $20M could split settlement

    WAUKEGAN – An Illinois man who was awarded $20 million after he was wrongfully convicted in the death of an 11-year-old Waukegan girl may have to spli ...
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • University of Illinois donations fall 10 percent, but still top $220M

    URBANA – Donations to the University of Illinois fell 10 percent in the fiscal year that ended June 30 but still totaled more than $220 million for a ...
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Chicago park named for South Side teen fatally shot in 2013

    CHICAGO – A park is being named after the 15-year-old honors student whose name became synonymous with gun violence in Chicago when she was shot to de ...
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Indiana, Illinois still working on Illiana Expressway plans

    MUNSTER, Ind. – Transportation officials in Indiana and Illinois expect to complete a revised environmental impact assessment for the proposed Illiana ...
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 12:37 am
  • Obama campaigns for Democratic House candidates

    CHICAGO – President Barack Obama urged donors Friday to rally around Democratic candidates for the House in next month's election, saying a stronger c ...
    Oct. 8, 2016 - 12:55 am
  • GOP's $2M TV ad buys in Illinois legislative race most in U.S.

    CHICAGO – Republicans who are trying to keep their sole legislative seat in Chicago have spent more on TV advertising there – $2 million – than for an ...
    Oct. 7, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • GOP spends $2 million on TV ads in Illinois legislative race, highest in the nation for statehouse race

    CHICAGO – Republicans have spent nearly $2 million in television advertising to help a state lawmaker win a Chicago-area legislative district — the mo ...
    Oct. 6, 2016 - 8:36 am
  • Chicago council OKs Emanuel plan for police probes

    CHICAGO – The Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to create a new agency to investigate police shootings and miscondu ...
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 11:49 pm
  • Northwestern U. chemistry professor wins Nobel Prize

    EVANSTON – A professor at Northwestern University is one of three scientists honored with this year’s Nobel Prize for chemistry.
    Oct. 5, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Victim: Child abuse law protects ‘monster’ Hastert

    CHICAGO – A man who said Dennis Hastert sexually abused him decades ago told Illinois lawmakers Tuesday that the former U.S. House speaker was “a mons ...
    Oct. 4, 2016 - 10:38 pm
  • Kankakee County sheriff: 4 homicides in less than 36 hours

    KANKAKEE – Four homicides, including a triple homicide, occurred in less than 36 hours in a northeastern Illinois township, and police said Monday tha ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • Duckworth goes after Kirk in 1st debate of U.S. Senate race

    CHICAGO – Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth went after Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Monday during the first debate of their U.S. Senate race, ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • Who inherits a selfie? States seek to fill privacy law gaps

    SPRINGFIELD – When a loved one dies, laws cover how their houses, cars, and other property are passed on to relatives. But the rules are murkier – and ...
    Oct. 3, 2016 - 12:43 am
  • Kirk ads attacking Duckworth omit key facts

    CHICAGO – In his fight to keep his U.S. Senate seat, Republican Mark Kirk has repeatedly criticized Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s service as ...
    Oct. 1, 2016 - 12:43 am
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