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  • After ugly first year, Illinois’ governor says stay tuned

    CHICAGO – Bruce Rauner takes pride in not being like any of Illinois’ previous governors, either on matters of style or substance.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:41 pm
  • Jury convicts ex-Chicago official in red-light camera case

    CHICAGO – A federal jury has convicted a former Chicago official on all counts for taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts t ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 4:07 pm
  • About half of Chicago black men ages 20 to 24 not employed

    CHICAGO – A University of Illinois at Chicago report indicates almost half of black men in Chicago between ages 20 to 24 are neither working nor in sc ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 8:55 am
  • Ex-prosecutor, Illinois football star Curtis Lovelace on trial in wife's 2006 death

    A star football player at the University of Illinois, Curtis Lovelace returned to his western Illinois hometown with a law degree, later serving as a ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Philadelphia’s former police chief to advise Chicago force

    CHICAGO – A former deputy superintendent of the Chicago Police who left to head departments in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia is returning to the ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • 1st St. Louis-area medical marijuana dispensary to open

    COLLINSVILLE – The St. Louis area's first medical marijuana dispensary is slated to open in the city's Illinois suburbs.
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Man being held in fatal stabbing in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Chicago police said they have taken a man into custody after he allegedly stabbed another man to death on the city's West Side.
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Amid budget stalemate, Marion considers borrowing for school

    MARION – The prolonged state budget stalemate is forcing a southern Illinois school district to consider borrowing more than $7 million to help pay fo ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Philadelphia's former police chief, Charles Ramsey, to advise Chicago police

    CHICAGO – A former deputy superintendent of the Chicago Police who left to head departments in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia is returning to the c ...
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 1:02 pm
  • Man shot in head during fight in lobby of Chicago Hyatt McCormick Place hotel

    CHICAGO – Police say a 26-year-old man was shot dead during a fight in the lobby of a hotel in downtown Chicago.
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • United flight rolls to the end of O'Hare runway

    CHICAGO – A Federal Aviation Agency spokesman says a United Airlines flight from San Francisco rolled all the way to the end of a runway when it lande ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 3:39 pm
  • Chicago Public Schools announces 227 administrative layoffs

    CHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools officials say they're sending layoff notices to 227 administrative employees and closing up nearly 200 positions that ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 1:47 pm
  • 2 Chicago officers involved in Laquan McDonald case now off street

    CHICAGO – Two Chicago police officers involved in the case of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald are on administrative leave.
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 8:33 am
  • Van Gogh exhibition to feature bedroom paintings

    CHICAGO – A Chicago exhibition next month will mark the first time in North America that three versions of a famous Vincent Van Gogh painting will be ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Chicago school district announces layoffs in central office

    CHICAGO – The head of the Chicago Public Schools said the district will lay off some of its central office staff this week as it deals with its precar ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What do you think of Shodeen's plan for building upscale apartments and a hotel in downtown DeKalb?
    Downtown DeKalb needs anything it can get
    The density of the development is too high for the area
    A good start, could work with some changes
    Approve as is