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  • 3 Normal police officers sue, claim arrest quotas

    NORMAL (AP) — Three patrol officers are suing the Normal Police Department, saying the central Illinois town improperly disciplined them for failing t ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 9:24 am
  • Marijuana investors offer $1M to Effingham schools

    EFFINGHAM – Investors in a potential medical marijuana-growing operation are trying to persuade a city council in south-central Illinois to reconsider ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • 'It's a tragedy': Dog attacked, killed by coyote

    ST. CHARLES – St. Charles resident Diane Sturkey now knows the sad result that can happen when living in a suburban area around coyotes that no longer ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Residents’ lawsuit targets Illinois fracking rules

    CHICAGO – A group of southern Illinois landowners has sued the Department of Natural Resources in a bid to stop the state’s new rules for high-volume ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Joshua Miner sentenced to life in Joliet Hickory Street murders

    JOLIET - It was already determined Joshua Miner would receive a life sentence for the murders of Eric Glover Jr. and Terrance Rankins.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • Wife from Woodstock prostitution murder gets 3 years for probation violation

    WOODSTOCK – A woman who made a false police report in connection with a 2011 homicide investigation will spend time behind bars after having her proba ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 12:48 pm
  • Harrah's Joliet sees revenue, admissions increase

    JOLIET – Revenue and admissions were up slightly at Harrah's Casino in Joliet last month compared to last year, according to the latest figures from t ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 8:54 am
  • 1 dead; Crystal Lake home destroyed in fire

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A man was found dead outside a Crystal Lake home that was destroyed by a fire, but it's unclear whether he died in the blaze or before ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • Incoming Chicago archbishop urged to address abuse

    CHICAGO – A prominent lawyer for victims of sexual abuse urged the incoming Roman Catholic archbishop of Chicago to address the festering issue quickl ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Quinn, Rauner attend Chicago Veterans Day event

    CHICAGO – An event honoring a Chicago alderman who was awarded three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star drew the state’s top elected officials on Tuesday ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Joliet Township man charged with sex crime involving senior

    JOLIET TOWNSHIP – Will County Sheriff's police allege a man tried to rape a 78-year-old woman in her home earlier this month.
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 9:41 am
  • St. Charles committee backs proposed drive-thru for future Starbucks

    ST. CHARLES – A St. Charles City Council committee on Monday recommended approval of a drive-thru for a future Starbucks on the city’s lower west side ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 9:37 am
  • Southern Illinois man William Farnsworth charged with killing man

    PINCKNEYVILLE – A southern Illinois man charged with first-degree murder is being held on $5 million bond in Perry County.
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Ill. students recognized for fire rescue

    EDWARDSVILLE – Officials in central Illinois have recognized five college students who helped save a family of four from their burning house.
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Chicago woman charged in death of 3-year-old

    CHICAGO – Authorities say a Chicago woman has been charged in the death of her 3-year-old son.Chicag ...
    Nov. 10, 2014 - 9:20 pm
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