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  • Man served 27 years, conviction overturned

    CHICAGO – A Cook County judge has overturned the conviction of a man who served 27 years in prison for the murder and attempted rape of a Chicago woma ...
    July 21, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Appeals court overturns some Rod Blagojevich convictions

    CHICAGO – A federal appeals court Tuesday overturned some of the most sensational convictions that sent former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich off to a ...
    July 21, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner criticizes lawmaker pay hike during budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has stepped up the pressure on House Speaker Michael Madigan over the lack of a budget deal.
    July 21, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Opponents fight plan to close southern Illinois prison camp

    ELIZABETHTOWN – Hundreds of residents from southern Illinois on Monday appealed to Gov. Bruce Rauner to reconsider a cost-cutting proposal to shut dow ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • N.D. agency signals comfort on pipeline issues

    BISMARCK, N.D. – A Texas company appears to have adequately addressed some of the biggest environmental issues facing its $3.8 billion pipeline from w ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Illinois Senate panel holds hearing on higher education pay

    CHICAGO – From tracking administrator pay to professional development for board members, a state Senate panel heard testimony Monday on legislation pr ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Illinois adults in group homes, facilities see allowance cut

    CHICAGO – Advocates want Gov. Bruce Rauner to restore a $60 monthly allowance for adults with developmental disabilities, but his administration insis ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • New rules clarify, clean up Illinois concealed-carry law for handguns

    Some changes to Illinois’ fledgling concealed-carry law that clarify some of its ambiguities took effect with Gov. Bruce Rauner’s signature.
    July 20, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Illinois Medicaid expansion sign-ups double predictions

    CHICAGO – Illinois is among a dozen states where the number of new enrollees surpassed projections for the expansion of Medicaid under President Barac ...
    July 20, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Sleuths trace fate of 1st black male slave freed by Lincoln

    MINNEAPOLIS – Researchers believe they found the grave of a man who could be considered the first black male slave freed by Abraham Lincoln, tracking ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Kirk explains critical comments about Iran deal

    ST. LOUIS – A heroin task force meets regularly. Local students are given routine anti-drug talks. And still, heroin overdose deaths in Madison County ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Kirk explains critical comments about Iran deal

    CHICAGO – Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk says he allowed his anger to get the best of him as he criticized the multinational agreement designed to keep Iran ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Chicago zoo releases native green snakes in McHenry County

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo is trying to boost the population of smooth green snakes in northern Illinois.
    July 18, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Chicago bar patron shot by man questioning his citizenship

    CHICAGO – Police say a man posing as a Chicago police officer shot another man in the face with a pellet gun during an argument at a bar in which he q ...
    July 18, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Illinois school athletes remain 'Midgets' despite objections

    FREEBURG – Athletes at a southern Illinois high school will keep the nickname Freeburg Midgets, despite the objections of a group representing people ...
    July 17, 2015 - 11:38 pm
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