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  • 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
  • 5,085 drunken drivers could apply for permits

    CHICAGO – Data from the Illinois Secretary of State’s office show that more than 5,000 Illinois residents who were convicted of drunken driving four t ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • DNA led to murder suspect in 1985 Chicago-area cold case

    CHICAGO – A DNA sample submitted by a central Illinois man after a recent conviction led to his arrest in the 1985 stabbing death of a teenager who'd ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Fox Lake police shooting: Task force receives reports on ballistics, gunshot residue tests

    FOX LAKE – Ballistics and gunshot residue tests from the scene of the shooting death of Fox Lake Police Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz do not support or exclud ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Chicago mayor prepares large property tax hike

    CHICAGO – After watching for years as their city’s financial troubles piled up, Chicago homeowners will be told this week that it’s time for them to s ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Ill. schools back Rauner plan to undo mandates

    CHICAGO – Illinois school districts have a new ally in Gov. Bruce Rauner as they try to eliminate state mandates they said drive up costs and sometime ...
    Sept. 20, 2015 - 11:54 pm
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