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  • Sears plans to raise more cash via rights offering

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – Sears is looking to raise more cash, announcing that it is planning a rights offering that may raise up to $625 million.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Illinois governor candidates, Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, spar on finance, jobs

    CHICAGO – Locked in a neck-and-neck contest ahead of November, Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sparred on jobs, Illinois' financ ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Obama casts his vote early in Chicago

    CHICAGO – President Barack Obama has cast his vote early for the 2014 midterm elections.Obama voted ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Twins born to mom at northern Illinois home, with other daughters by her side

    STERLING – Melissa Jordan has a high tolerance for pain. That’s why, at 1:30 a.m. Oct. 13, she says ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Batavia man charged with sexual abuse

    BATAVIA – A 38-year-old man charged with multiple counts of criminal sexual abuse is due in court Wednesday for a status hearing.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 2:50 pm
  • Algonquin, Huntley, Crystal Lake police carry Narcan to help combat heroin overdose

    Twice in Algonquin Police Officer Rob Schuett's career, he's has had an instance where someone was unconscious from a possible drug overdose when he a ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 2:45 pm
  • Algonquin Wal-Mart evacuated after bomb threat

    ALGONQUIN – Police on Monday evacuated the Wal-Mart on Randall Road after employees received a bomb threat, according to a news release.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 2:41 pm
  • Next Illinois governor debate: Things to Watch from Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner are gearing up for their third and likely final televised debate Monday, lock ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:04 am
  • Police: Chicago woman killed by stray bullet

    CHICAGO – Cook County authorities say an 18-year-old woman has died after being shot by a stray bullet while sitting in a Chicago apartment.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 8:32 am
  • Illinois voters to face a rare 5 ballot questions

    CHICAGO – When Illinois voters cast ballots for the November election, they will have a rare opportunity to weigh in on nearly half a dozen hot-button ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • President urges Quinn supporters to vote early

    CHICAGO – President Barack Obama returned to his hometown Sunday in a bid to whip up support for Gov. Pat Quinn, as Democrats fight to hold control of ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • George Lucas fills in details on Chicago museum

    CHICAGO – George Lucas is filling in some details on his planned art and movie memorabilia museum, including how the California native settled on Chic ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 9:02 pm
  • Illinois voters to face a rare 5 ballot questions

    CHICAGO – When Illinois voters cast ballots for the November election, they will have a rare opportunity to weigh in on nearly half a dozen hot-button ...
    Oct. 18, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Body camera use concerns Illinois police officers

    CHICAGO – State lawmakers crafting legislation that would govern the use of body cameras by police officers got a glimpse Friday of a complicated deba ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Illinois unemployment falls again, to 6.6 percent

    CHAMPAIGN – Illinois’ unemployment rate fell again in September, dropping to 6.6 percent in a seventh straight month of improvement, the Illinois Depa ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:11 pm
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