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  • 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
  • Moline man takes oars for first time at 72

    MOLINE – Since he was young, Tom Sisson, of East Moline, considered the sport of rowing to be out of his reach. But on Sept. 23 the 72-year-old took t ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • Illinois to create statewide Ebola task force

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ plan for dealing with the Ebola threat is evolving as health officials in the public and private sectors learn from mistakes made ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • McHenry County residents help catch Holiday Hills shooting suspect; deputies recovering

    HOLIDAY HILLS – A near 16-hour manhunt Thursday for a Holiday Hills man who allegedly shot and wounded two sheriff deputies ended with the help of r ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:19 am
  • Police: 3 die in single-vehicle crash near Macomb

    MACOMB – Illinois State Police say three people have died in a single-vehicle crash south of Macomb.
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Anti-crime group targets 'sweepstakes' machines

    CHICAGO – An anti-crime group in Illinois launched a campaign Thursday to eradicate unregulated casino-like kiosks in bars and other venues that mimic ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Quinn, Rauner school counting differs

    SPRINGFIELD – Whether education funding in Illinois rose or fell under Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn depends on whose money you’re talking about, and duri ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Ebola screening starts at Chicago's O'Hare Airport

    CHICAGO – Screening for the Ebola virus is to begin at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.Custom ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 8:57 am
  • Holiday Hills shooting suspect 'safely in custody;' McHenry County deputies recovering

    BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: The McHenry County Sheriff's Office has tweeted that the suspect in the Holiday Hills shooting of two McHenry County Sheriff's ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 5:35 pm
  • Orangeville pet dubbed world's tallest cow

    ORANGEVILLE – A 6-foot-4-inch cow owned by an Illinois woman was recently dubbed the world's tallest.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Waukegan teachers strike enters 8th school day

    WAUKEGAN – Waukegan's approximately 17,000 students are out of class for an eighth school day as the district and teachers union remain apart in contr ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • Illinois governor hopefuls face off in 2nd debate

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner defended their records on minority hiring, public safety and gun control on Tuesday during the se ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 10:02 pm
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