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  • Commander who led Afghan mission retires

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois National Guard said the commander who led its largest post-World War II deployment has retired.
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Judge may order Chicago police to release video of shot teen

    CHICAGO – The video is graphic, according to some who have seen it: A black teenager wielding a small knife is walking away from Chicago police when a ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 1:18 pm
  • Police: Thousands of honeybees killed at resort near Chicago

    LINCOLNSHIRE – Police said someone used pesticide to kill thousands of Italian honeybees at a suburban Chicago golf resort.
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • AG: Chicago cops should release shooting video

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ attorney general has asked Chicago police to release a video that allegedly shows an officer shooting a black teenager 16 times la ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Balloon handlers train for Thanksgiving Day parade

    CHICAGO – On a recent sunny Saturday morning on the great lawn in front of the Museum of Science and Industry, gusts of wind bullied a 40-foot balloon ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Phrase ‘In God We Trust’ pops up on police vehicles

    CARBONDALE – Some law enforcement agencies in southern Illinois have started putting the phrase “In God We Trust” on their vehicles.
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • ID kits a ‘tool’ to help in case of missing child

    CHARLESTON – Police need “every tool” they can get when a child is missing, and that means more than a photograph.
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 12:04 am
  • Gliniewicz spent embezzled money on coffee, movies

    FOX LAKE – A northern Illinois police officer who authorities said killed himself after years of embezzling from a police-sponsored youth program spen ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Blagojevich asks high court to hear appeal

    CHICAGO – Imprisoned ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to hear an appeal of his corruption convictions that inc ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Chicago says pension overhaul delivers benefits despite cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers attempted to convince the Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday that Chicago’s plan to save its pension program from insolvency does ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Illinois no longer taking Syrian refugees

    Illinois on Monday joined more than a dozen other states trying to block or suspend accepting Syrian ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Illinois students of for-profit schools to get debt relief

    CHICAGO – About 2,700 Illinois students of for-profit universities run by a Pittsburgh firm will have more than $3 million in loans forgiven under a n ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Gov. Rauner: Illinois will stop accepting Syrian refugees

    SPRINGFIELD– Gov. Bruce Rauner says the state of Illinois will temporarily stop accepting new Syrian refugees in the aftermath of the terrorist attack ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Governor, legislative leaders meeting reset for Dec. 1

    SPRINGFIELD – The meeting between Gov. Bruce Rauner and the four legislative leaders has been rescheduled to Dec. 1.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Rauner corporate tax-break plan tightens rules and draws criticism

    CHAMPAIGN – Gov. Bruce Rauner describes his decision last week to rein in corporate tax breaks as more effective and fair through demanding that recip ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
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