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  • Court tosses inmate’s $10 million suit for escape

    CHICAGO – An inmate who escaped from a high-rise federal jail in Chicago has an unusual theory on who’s to blame: He said the government was negligent ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Ex-lawmaker, felon wants delay in reporting to prison

    CHICAGO – A former Illinois state representative sentenced to five months in prison for pocketing a $7,000 bribe is asking for a delay in his surrende ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Ruling: Controversial bleachers to be removed

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A suburban Chicago school district will tear down sports stadium bleachers after the state Supreme Court ruled the district wrongfully ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Caterpillar says it could cut 10,000 jobs to reduce costs

    Caterpillar is planning another round of job cuts that could exceed 10,000 people through 2018, as the construction and mining equipment maker adjusts ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Illinois Gaming Board rejects video licenses for strip mall

    CHICAGO – Plans to refurbish a half-empty strip mall outside Chicago into multiple video gambling cafes have been rejected by Illinois Gaming Board me ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Federal agency drops appeal of ruling

    CHICAGO – The Federal Highway Administration has abandoned its appeal of a court ruling against the proposed Illiana Expressway.
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Durbin upbeat on progress of central Illinois prison

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said there’s progress in making a northwestern Illinois prison fully operational.
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Funeral services set for late state representative

    CHICAGO – Funeral services will be next week for late state Rep. Esther Golar.Chicago funeral home A ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • U.S.: Chicago man helped cousin on Indonesia killing

    CHICAGO – A Chicago man was arrested Wednesday on charges that he advised his cousin and his cousin’s girlfriend about how to kill the woman’s wealthy ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Patrick Kane accuser's lawyer says evidence bag left in door; police say otherwise

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – A rape investigation involving Chicago Blackhawks star forward Patrick Kane took a bizarre turn Wednesday when the attorney for the ac ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Groupon to cut 1,100 jobs

    NEW YORK – Groupon is cutting 1,100 jobs in the coming year, roughly 10 percent of its workforce.Th ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Teachers approve deal, end strike

    ROCKFORD – Teachers at a Rockford community college have voted to accept a new contract, ending a four-day strike.
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Bronze statue of Polish general sawed down

    EAST CHICAGO, Ind. – Two men face criminal charges for trying to steal a bronze statue honoring a Polish Revolutionary War hero from an East Chicago p ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Chicago mayor’s budget includes massive property tax hike

    CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel pitched a massive property tax hike Tuesday as a “last resort” to correct Chicago’s financial footing, suggesting the onl ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Cities told of exception in nuisance law

    SPRINGFIELD – In dozens of Illinois cities, a tenant who calls police too many times for protection from an abusive spouse or an intruding ex who’s be ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:56 pm

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