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  • Chicago airports expect jump in July 4th travelers

    CHICAGO — More than 2 million travelers are expected to pass through Chicago's airports over the July Fourth holiday weekend.
    July 3, 2014 - 12:25 pm
  • Lower kindergarten age among new Illinois laws

    SPRINGFIELD – Among several new laws effective in Illinois this week is a requirement that children attend kindergarten at a younger age, a shift that ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Ex-Gov. Ryan regrets last Illinois execution

    KANKAKEE – Former Gov. George Ryan regrets letting what turned out to be the last execution in Illinois proceed, he prays regularly for six children k ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • ComEd largely restores power following storm

    CHICAGO — All but 2,400 Commonwealth Edison customers' power has been restored following Monday night's high-powered thunderstorms, which were accompa ...
    July 2, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Ebert statue about to get a permanent home

    CHAMPAIGN — A sculpture of famed film critic Roger Ebert was set in place back in April outside the Champaign theater that hosted the annual Ebertfest ...
    July 2, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Ultra-light plane crashes in southwestern Ill.

    PIERRON — Authorities say a pilot escaped serious injury when he crashed his ultra-light plane in a southwestern Illinois community's park near where ...
    July 2, 2014 - 11:29 am
  • Medal of Honor recipient gets Illinois recognition

    GURNEE — An Illinois Tollway bridge over Interstate 94 near Gurnee has been named for a distinguished Vietnam War veteran from the area.
    July 2, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • 8-year-old Urbana boy shot in head

    URBANA – Authorities say an 8-year-old Urbana boy is expected to survive after he was shot in the head, allegedly by a 15-year-old relative.
    July 2, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • GOP attacks Quinn after IDOT chief resigns

    SPRINGFIELD – Despite Gov. Pat Quinn’s contention that he took swift action after learning last summer of improper patronage hiring in his Department ...
    July 1, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Flood strands motorists headed to O'Hare Airport

    CHICAGO – A massive backup caused by standing water on the expressway into O'Hare International Airport prompted some desperate travelers to get out o ...
    July 1, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Honored Ill. fire chief not offered new contract

    WASHINGTON – The board that oversees the fire department in the central Illinois town of Washington likes the job Fire Chief Mike Vaughn has done but ...
    July 1, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Chicago Police: Shootings up, homicides down

    CHICAGO – The number of homicides in Chicago fell during the first half of the year compared to the same period last year but the total number of peop ...
    July 1, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • State wants people to buy Illinois-made products

    CHICAGO – Illinois residents are being urged to spend some of their grocery money on products that were made or grown in the state.
    July 1, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • More torrential rain worsens Midwest flooding

    ST. LOUIS – More torrential rain worsened flooding in the Midwest, spawning high water that swept away an Iowa teenager, caused a traffic nightmare ne ...
    July 1, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Gang leader convicted of drug charges sentenced

    CHICAGO – A Chicago street gang leader convicted of ordering an enforcer to smash the hands of a subordinate was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
    July 1, 2014 - 10:46 pm
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