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  • Searches ongoing in Coal City after tornado damages dozens of structures

    COAL CITY – Emergency crews began a secondary search Tuesday morning in the Coal City area after a tornado caused extensive damage late Monday.
    June 23, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Rockford proposes rules for ride-hailing services

    ROCKFORD – Ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft would be affected by newly proposed rules in Rockford.
    June 22, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Jackson Jr. released from halfway house in Baltimore

    WASHINGTON – Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. returned to his family’s Washington, D.C., home on Monday after leaving a halfway house where he lived ...
    June 22, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Metra commuter trains to test allowing small pets

    CHICAGO – Metra Chicago commuter trains are testing out allowing small pets for three months starting July 4.
    June 22, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Records: State film tax credits total $204 million so far

    CHICAGO – The state of Illinois has granted $204 million in tax breaks to more than 930 movies, TV shows and commercials filmed in the state from July ...
    June 22, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Equal pay, marijuana bills test Gov. Rauner's social agenda

    SPRINGFIELD – Throughout his campaign for governor, Bruce Rauner asserted he didn’t have a social agenda and was focused solely on Illinois’ deepening ...
    June 22, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Tennessee truck driver charged in Illinois highway crash

    FOREST VIEW – A semi driver from Tennessee faces a felony charge of driving while fatigued following a 12-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 in suburban C ...
    June 22, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Chicago firefighters rescue dog from sludge-filled sewer

    CHICAGO – A Chicago firefighter has rescued a 3-year-old pit bull after the dog fell about 10 feet into a sewer filled with sludge. The Chicago Tribun ...
    June 22, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • Elgin library 1 of 8 nationwide chosen to host space exhibit

    ELGIN – A suburban Chicago library is one of only eight libraries nationwide selected to present an interactive traveling exhibit on space exploration ...
    June 22, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Illinois churches show their support for Charleston

    CHICAGO – Prayers for nine victims of a shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, filled sanctuaries in Illinois where pastor ...
    June 22, 2015 - 12:13 am
  • New roof most pressing need for Illinois governor's mansion

    SPRINGFIELD – The organization raising money to renovate the Illinois governor's mansion says the most pressing need is replacing the ailing roof on t ...
    June 20, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Couple, dog rescued after kayak capsizes on DuPage River

    NAPERVILLE – Firefighters in northern Illinois rescued a couple and their dog from the fast-moving DuPage River after their kayak capsized Friday.
    June 20, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • ’22 mine massacre victims honored

    HERRIN – Nearly a century after literally burying its violent past, a southern Illinois community is belatedly coming to terms with one of the nation’ ...
    June 20, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Video shows Chicago officer firing on black youths in car

    CHICAGO – A retired judge has released dashboard camera video from a Chicago Police car that shows a white officer repeatedly firing his handgun into ...
    June 19, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Sentencing delayed in state worker theft, bribery scheme

    SPRINGFIELD – The sentencing of a former Illinois Department of Public Health aide convicted of bribery and theft was postponed Friday becuase of the ...
    June 19, 2015 - 11:55 pm
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