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  • Caterpillar closing 5 plants, cutting 670 jobs

    Caterpillar says it plans to close five plants, causing a net reduction of about 670 jobs in Illinois and several other states, as part of a broader c ...
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 8:12 am
  • Philip Rock, longtime State Senate president, dies at 78

    SPRINGFIELD – Philip J. Rock, the stoic and resolute face of the Illinois Senate for more than a decade, died Friday. He was 78.
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Attorney: Chicago officer didn’t tamper with dashcam

    CHICAGO – A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times did not tamper with his squad car’s dashcam, his attorney said Friday in r ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Chicago police to get more mental illness training

    CHICAGO – Chicago police officers and 911 dispatchers will receive enhanced training on interacting with people in crisis, particularly those with men ...
    Jan. 29, 2016 - 9:16 am
  • Dennis Hastert's hush-money sentencing delayed until April

    CHICAGO – A federal judge agreed Thursday to delay Dennis Hastert’s sentencing in a hush-money case after his attorney said the former U.S. House Spea ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Democrat Andrea Zopp brings U.S. Senate campaign to NIU

    DeKALB – Democrat Andrea Zopp told a modest crowd at a Northern Illinois University reception Wednesday that she would be a fighter in Washington, sho ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz's widow indicted in money laundering investigation

    A grand jury has indicted Melodie Gliniewicz, widow of disgraced Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, for a role investigators said she played launderi ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz's widow indicted in money laundering investigation

    A grand jury has indicted Melodie Gliniewicz, widow of disgraced Fox Lake Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz, for a role she allegedly played laundering money ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Video: Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner: 'Mutual respect' required to pass a balanced budget

    During his State of the State address on Thursday, Gov. Bruce Rauner expressed confidence in passing a balanced state budget provided that all sides s ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 2:15 pm
  • After ugly first year, Illinois’ governor says stay tuned

    CHICAGO – Bruce Rauner takes pride in not being like any of Illinois’ previous governors, either on matters of style or substance.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 10:41 pm
  • Jury convicts ex-Chicago official in red-light camera case

    CHICAGO – A federal jury has convicted a former Chicago official on all counts for taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts t ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 4:07 pm
  • About half of Chicago black men ages 20 to 24 not employed

    CHICAGO – A University of Illinois at Chicago report indicates almost half of black men in Chicago between ages 20 to 24 are neither working nor in sc ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 8:55 am
  • Ex-prosecutor, Illinois football star Curtis Lovelace on trial in wife's 2006 death

    A star football player at the University of Illinois, Curtis Lovelace returned to his western Illinois hometown with a law degree, later serving as a ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 10:54 am
  • Philadelphia’s former police chief to advise Chicago force

    CHICAGO – A former deputy superintendent of the Chicago Police who left to head departments in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia is returning to the ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • 1st St. Louis-area medical marijuana dispensary to open

    COLLINSVILLE – The St. Louis area's first medical marijuana dispensary is slated to open in the city's Illinois suburbs.
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:01 am
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