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  • Feds: Man planned gun sales to Ferguson protesters

    EAST ST. LOUIS – A 19-year-old Illinois parolee who helped raid a store of dozens of assault-style rifles and other firearms planned to sell the cache ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Ex-lawmaker pleads guilty in child porn case

    CHICAGO – A former Illinois state representative changed his plea to guilty Friday in a child pornography case, admitting that he traded in images of ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Feds: Centralia man planned gun sales to Ferguson protesters

    EAST ST. LOUIS – A 19-year-old Illinois parolee is facing federal charges that allege he stole dozens of guns and planned to sell them to protesters i ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Chicago, New York, Hawaii compete to host Obama library

    WASHINGTON – Three U.S. cities that President Barack Obama once called home are trying to outdo one another as the competition to host his future pres ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 10:21 am
  • East Joliet fire guts home for second time in four years

    JOLIET TOWNSHIP – Charles Kinney stood in the middle of Middletree Road on Thursday afternoon, looked at his home of 29 years and shook his head.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Sealy Mattress to close in Batavia; 174 workers to be laid off

    BATAVIA – Sealy Mattress, 1030 E. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, announced it will close and lay off 174 workers next year.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • McHenry man charged with child porn at home parents use as day care facility

    McHENRY – A McHenry man was arrested after police found child pornography on his computer at a residence also determined to be a licensed day care fac ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 9:27 am
  • Horse therapy brought to children in hospital

    CHICAGO – Though it may sound like one, this is no joke: Two miniature horses trotted into a hospital.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Quinn left with few options on minimum wage

    SPRINGFIELD – A final piece of outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn’s legacy is up in the air as lawmakers left Springfield for the year without sending the Chicag ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Sears 3Q loss widens as retailer reshapes itself

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – Sears Holdings Corp. tried to reassure investors Thursday that financial maneuvers — closing stores, selling assets and slashing inv ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Campton Hills administrator reinstated; police chief's term extended

    CAMPTON HILLS – In two late-night actions at a special meeting Tuesday, Campton Hills trustees reinstated Village Administrator Jennifer Johnsen and t ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 9:56 am
  • Lockport man, Joliet teen killed in ambush

    JOLIET - Authorities have identified the two men who were killed in a street ambush Tuesday.Keon D. ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 9:55 am
  • Crystal Lake police help disabled woman recover after dog killed in crash

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Laura Johnson expected to spend years with her best friend Scooby.Johnson, who is 33 ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 9:53 am
  • Minimum wage increase stalls in Illinois Legislature

    SPRINGFIELD – Efforts to raise Illinois’ minimum wage stalled Tuesday when House Speaker Michael Madigan announced that Democratic leaders did not hav ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:28 pm
  • Police help disabled woman recover after dog killed in crash

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Laura Johnson expected to spend years with her best friend Scooby. Johnson, who is 33 ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:13 pm
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