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  • Chicago woman dies after falling off railing above roadway

    CHICAGO – Chicago police are investigating the death of a woman who fell off a railing and onto a roadway that snakes underneath portions of the city.
    June 14, 2015 - 2:09 pm
  • Health officials work with LGBT groups to fight outbreak

    CHICAGO – An outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease has spread from Chicago to its suburbs.The C ...
    June 14, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • CTA to improve new driver training after pedestrian death

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Transit Authority plans to beef up its driver training following a recent pedestrian death.
    June 14, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Attorney: Chicago woman in Indonesia prison not selling baby

    CHICAGO – An attorney for a Chicago woman convicted in Indonesia of killing her mother said Friday that allegations made in a Chicago courtroom that t ...
    June 14, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Academic group votes to censure University of Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – A spokeswoman says University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is disappointed by a leading academic group's censure over a hiring decision ...
    June 14, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Ex-Illinois health official gets 2 years in theft scheme

    SPRINGFIELD – A former Illinois health official was sentenced Friday to more than two years in prison for her role in a scheme to steal millions in gr ...
    June 12, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Ex-Dixon official still earns royalties on show horses

    DIXON – Former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell, who was convicted of committing one of the largest government embezzlements in U.S. history, still ea ...
    June 12, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Illinois law would change process for juvenile offenders

    CHICAGO – A measure approved by the Illinois Legislature and awaiting Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision would end automatic transfers to adult court for 15 ...
    June 12, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Attorneys in Hastert case want to keep some evidence secret

    CHICAGO – Federal prosecutors said Friday they want to keep some evidence in the case against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert secret, even af ...
    June 12, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Chicago to get Yoko Ono's 1st US permanent art installation

    CHICAGO – Yoko Ono's first permanent public art installation in the United States will be in Chicago, the artist announced Friday alongside Mayor Rahm ...
    June 12, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Schnucks pays $65K to settle federal prescription drug probe

    BENTON – The Schnucks grocery store chain has agreed to a $65,000 civil penalty in a federal investigation into its methods of dispensing prescription ...
    June 12, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Rauner gears up to halt funding on dozens of state programs

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's gearing up to suspend funding for many state programs and services next month since there's been no budget agree ...
    June 12, 2015 - 8:41 pm
  • 2 men charged in Quincy shooting death appear in court

    QUINCY – Two of four family members charged in connection with the shooting death of a 12-year-old Quincy boy appeared in court this week.
    June 11, 2015 - 9:26 pm
  • Judge who donated to Hastert to stay on case

    CHICAGO – The federal judge assigned to the case against Dennis Hastert will continue to preside over it after disclosing connections to the former U. ...
    June 11, 2015 - 9:25 pm
  • Board wants Peterson’s deposition in pension case

    BOLINGBROOK – Members of the police pension board in the Chicago suburb where Drew Peterson was a sergeant have voted to compel him to testify as they ...
    June 11, 2015 - 9:26 pm
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