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  • Governor says enterprise zones only part of puzzle

    DeKALB -- As places including DeKalb County boast enterprise zones as a selling point for businesses, Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday there's a better w ...
    June 6, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • Illinois budget fight erodes programs for at-risk teens

    ROCKFORD – After a rash of armed robberies and carjackings startled Rockford residents this year, police recognized a few teenagers among those arrest ...
    June 5, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Chicago videos offer startling glimpses of violent police encounters

    CHICAGO – Authorities released hundreds of videos Friday that offer startling glimpses into violent encounters involving Chicago police, including the ...
    June 3, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • Illinois State Museum prepares for possible reopening

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Museum is preparing to reopen after being closed for eight months because of the state’s ongoing budget troubles.
    June 3, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • Illinois man tried to burn down house to kill someone to pay off $300 debt, police say

    FORT MADISON, Iowa – Authorities said an Illinois man tried to set fires to kill someone in southeast Iowa in order to pay off a $300 debt.
    June 3, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • Murder charge filed in Lake Shore Drive death in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Prosecutors in Chicago said murder charges have been filed in the death of a woman who was struck by a vehicle on Lake Shore Drive while fle ...
    June 3, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • Bolingbrook board revokes ex-police officer Drew Peterson's pension over murder-for-hire

    BOLINGBROOK – A suburban Chicago police pension board has revoked the pension of former police officer Drew Peterson.
    June 3, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • Judge to appoint special prosecutor in Laquan McDonald case

    CHICAGO – A judge ordered the appointment of a special prosecutor Thursday to handle the case of a white Chicago police officer who shot a black teena ...
    June 2, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Illinois budget fight shifts to November elections

    SPRINGFIELD – After finishing another legislative session without agreeing on a budget, Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois’ ruling Democrats began looking ...
    June 2, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Schools in limbo after Springfield's budget failure

    DeKALB – After Friday, all of DeKalb County’s public school students will be on summer break, but the infighting that continues in Springfield could d ...
    June 2, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Illinois set to enter 2nd year with no budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois appeared poised to enter a second year without a budget as Democrats who rule the Legislature pressed on with a spending plan G ...
    June 3, 2016 - 11:25 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Do you agree with the Supreme Court's ruling striking Texas's restrictions on abortions?