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  • Illinois medical marijuana applications due Monday

    CHICAGO – Dozens of people who want to break into the medical marijuana business in Illinois lined up Monday to file their applications ahead of a 3 p ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • Cook County investigating Dolton Animal Hospital after 4 dead dogs found at facility

    DOLTON – A suburban Chicago animal hospital is under investigation after a police officer found four dead dogs at the facility, Cook County authoritie ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • U of I Foundation receives increase in donations

    URBANA – The University of Illinois Foundation said Monday that it received $259.5 million in donations during the fiscal year that ended June 30, a 1 ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • 4 men held without bond in Chicago boy's death

    CHICAGO – Four men charged last week in the death of a 9-year-old boy who was gunned down in a backyard after running from his Chicago home have been ...
    Sept. 22, 2014 - 8:16 am
  • Chicago Latinos optimistic about new archbishop

    CHICAGO – Catholic Latinos went to Mass on Sunday hopeful that the incoming archbishop of Chicago will continue to speak out for immigration reform an ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • Deadline ahead for Illinois marijuana businesses

    CHICAGO – With a Monday afternoon deadline approaching, people who want to own medical marijuana businesses in Illinois are hurrying to complete their ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Libertarian could help tip Illinois governor race

    SPRINGFIELD – The Libertarian running for Illinois governor recognizes he has little chance of winning the November election, but he could play a sign ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 10:37 pm
  • GOP’s Rauner gets another $1M from hedge fund CEO

    SPRINGFIELD – A Chicago hedge fund manager has donated another $1 million to GOP Illinois governor candidate Bruce Rauner, according to state campaign ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Pope chooses moderate Blase Cupich for Chicago archbishop

    As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road.
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Lawmaker wants pumpkin to be official Illinois pie

    SPRINGFIELD – Pumpkins are big business in Illinois. A state lawmaker has a sweet idea for making sure people know it: he wants to make pumpkin pie th ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Northwestern gets grant to prevent sexual assaults

    EVANSTON – Northwestern University in Evanston has been awarded a grant to help prevent sexual assaults on campus, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s office anno ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Police: Member of the Jesse White Tumbling team killed

    CHICAGO – A teenager shot to death as he walked along a North Side Chicago street was identified Friday as a member of the Jesse White Tumbling Team.
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Ornate box turtles hatch at Lincoln Park Zoo

    CHICAGO – Nearly a dozen ornate box turtles have hatched at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo.Zoo officials ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Blind announcer aims to inspire

    PEORIA – Bryce Weiler can shoot 70 percent from the free-throw line, play catch on a baseball field and deliver a stunningly researched, passionate co ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Farm accidents increase in Ill.

    PEORIA – Farming claimed the lives of 21 people in Illinois from July 2013 through June, nearly double the number of deaths during the same period a y ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:58 pm
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