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  • Rauner prefers farmer in agriculture department

    CHICAGO – Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said Monday he strongly prefers to have a farmer take over the Illinois Department of Agriculture and that he wouldn ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Chicago museum lifts lid on Egyptian mummy coffin

    CHICAGO – Not until the lid was off the wood coffin – exposing the 2,500-year-old mummified remains of a 14-year-old Egyptian boy – could J.P. Brown r ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Judge decides friend of Obama is 'hostile witness'

    SPRINGFIELD – A federal judge Monday declared a close friend of President Barack Obama to be a "hostile witness" in a trial over funds allegedly misus ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • McDonald's sales weaken in U.S., Asia

    OAK BROOK – McDonald's says a global sales figure fell 2.2 percent in November, as U.S. sales continued to fall and it fought to recover from a food-s ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Joliet woman struck by car, killed

    JOLIET – A 33-year-old Joliet woman was struck by a car and killed early Sunday morning on the 500 block of Gardner Street.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • House left uninhabitable after Fox Lake structure fire

    FOX LAKE – A Fox Lake residence was left uninhabitable after a fire Sunday night that left extensive damage to the back of the structure, firefighters ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • 1 dead, 1 wounded in Aurora shootings

    AURORA – Police in Aurora said they’re investigating a pair of shootings that left one man dead.Poli ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Dozens of cats removed from Loves Park home

    LOVES PARK – Winnebago County animal control officials have removed more than 50 cats and kittens from a home in Loves Park.
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Chlorine gas sickens 19 at annual furries convention

    ROSEMONT – Chlorine gas sickened several people and forced the evacuation of thousands of guests from a suburban Chicago hotel Sunday, including many ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Eavesdropping bill focuses on ‘private’ dialogue

    SPRINGFIELD – It sounded like the opening to a joke, but Sen. Chapin Rose was eliciting a description of protections and restrictions in an Illinois e ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • In Washington, Rauner touts bipartisan solutions

    SPRINGFIELD – In his first official trip to Washington, D.C., as Illinois’ next governor, Republican Bruce Rauner touted the importance of working on ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Advocates tout success of Illinois safe haven law

    CHICAGO – More than 100 newborn babies have been safely handed over at fire houses and police stations in Illinois in the 13 years since the state pas ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Chicago, N.Y., Hawaii compete to host Obama library

    WASHINGTON – Three U.S. cities that President Barack Obama once called home are trying to outdo one another as the competition to host his future pres ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Feds: Man planned gun sales to Ferguson protesters

    EAST ST. LOUIS – A 19-year-old Illinois parolee who helped raid a store of dozens of assault-style rifles and other firearms planned to sell the cache ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty in child porn case

    CHICAGO – A former Illinois state representative changed his plea to guilty Friday in a child pornography case, admitting that he traded in images of ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:30 pm
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