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  • Judge lets nonprofit file response over museum

    CHICAGO – A federal judge has told a nonprofit group trying to stop “Star Wars’” filmmaker George Lucas from building a $400 million museum in Chicago ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Newlywed Illinois bride dies in motorcycle crash on way to reception

    BUCKNER – A 40-year-old bride has died in a motorcycle accident as her new husband drove her to their wedding reception in southern Illinois.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 9:51 am
  • Chicago teachers say strike in practice vote

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Teachers Union says a practice strike vote has shown its members may be willing to walk off the job in the event there are massi ...
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 9:52 am
  • Illinois medical marijuana dispensaries begin sales

    CHICAGO – Regulated medical marijuana sales began Monday in Illinois with patients flocking to state-licensed retail shops in five cities.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Illinois medical marijuana dispensaries begin sales

    CHICAGO – Medical marijuana sales have begun in Illinois with patients flocking to state-licensed retail shops in five cities.
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • State's stalled, $700M construction projects hit colleges

    SPRINGFIELD – The state’s shutdown of building projects is being felt most at its colleges and universities.
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Small school districts band together to share ideas

    ASSUMPTION – A set of small central Illinois school districts has created a professional learning community to allow its teachers to collaborate and e ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Premature burial delays funeral for family's matriarch

    CHICAGO – A planned Chicago funeral didn’t take place Saturday because the person to be remembered had already been buried.
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 12:45 am
  • Memorial to murdered Chicago boy burns down, garage damaged

    CHICAGO – Chicago police said a candle lit at a memorial honoring a slain 9-year-old Chicago boy ignited a fire that destroyed the memorial and damage ...
    Nov. 9, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • Report: Third of Chicago employees take home $100K or more

    CHICAGO – A published report said nearly one in three City of Chicago workers made $100,000 or more last year.
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Illinois' Congress members go on 70 foreign trips in 2 years

    CHICAGO – A newspaper analysis has found Illinois' 20 members of Congress have gone on 70 foreign trips and went to 44 countries in the past two years ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Apple cider suspected in western Illinois outbreak

    PITTSFIELD – Health officials in two western Illinois counties are investigating an illness affecting people who drank apple cider during a recent fal ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • Lack of state funding increases stress on Illinois universities

    CHICAGO – The lack of a state budget is adding stress to Illinois’ public universities that still aren’t receiving money from the state.
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • 2 dead, including toddler, in northern Illinois house fire

    ROSCOE – Authorities say a father and his toddler son are dead and three other family members were injured in a house fire in the northern Illinois vi ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • Former middle school teacher gets 50 years for sexual abuse

    WAUKEGAN – A former middle school teacher accused of sexually assaulting two students in his northern Illinois classroom has been sentenced to 50 year ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 9:54 pm
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