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  • Judge tosses civil case against Chicago officer in Cedrick Chatman shooting

    CHICAGO – A federal judge again criticized the city of Chicago Thursday for how it dealt with a police-shooting video as he tossed a civil case agains ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 4:07 pm
  • Bruce Rauner supports John Cullerton's pension plan with union measure

    CHICAGO – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner said Thursday that he would support a top Democrat's proposal to tackle Illinois' pension crisis, as long as it ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 2:29 pm
  • University of Illinois freezes in-state tuition for 2nd straight year

    CHICAGO – University of Illinois trustees have frozen tuition for in-state students even as they learned the school has covered $671 million in expens ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 12:27 pm
  • U of I considers freezing tuition for instate students

    CHAMPAIGN – University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen recommended Wednesday that for a second straight year university trustees freeze tuition ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:50 pm
  • Rauner, GOP leaders want state takeover of Chicago schools

    CHICAGO – Backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, top Illinois Republicans called Wednesday for a state takeover of the financially troubled Chicago Public Schoo ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Red light cameras: Ex-camera executive says he gave gifts to Chicago official

    CHICAGO – An executive at Chicago's former red light camera vendor says he gave more than $14,000 in gifts to a then-Chicago official on trial for all ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 4:39 pm
  • University of Illinois considers tuition freeze for in-state students

    CHAMPAIGN – University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen recommended on Wednesday that for a second straight year university trustees freeze tuiti ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Bruce Rauner, GOP leaders want state takeover of Chicago schools

    CHICAGO – Backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, top Illinois Republicans plan to call for a state takeover of the financially troubled Chicago Public Schools, ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 9:51 am
  • CDC says HIV testing uncommon in teens despite recommendations

    CHICAGO – Fewer than 1 in 4 high school students who’ve had sex have ever been tested for HIV, a troubling low rate that didn’t budge over eight years ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • Study: Illinois lost $53M in bond sale because of poor finances

    CHICAGO – A University of Illinois analysis said the state received about $53 million less in a recent bond sale than it could have because of Illinoi ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Illinois girl dies in Arizona after being shot

    PHOENIX – Police said a teenage girl reported missing in Illinois has died in Arizona after being shot.
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Crundwell furs, buckles, other items in online auction

    DIXON – The U.S. Marshal's Service is selling off fur vests, horsemanship jackets, belt buckles and other property that one belonged to a former compt ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Chicago man sentenced to 2 years for SIU bomb threats

    BENTON – A Chicago man who said he was seeking attention on a campus where he was bullied and harassed has been sentenced to two years in prison after ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Bill would provide money for Illinois to pay utility bills

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois senator has introduced legislation that would authorize funding to pay for about $10 million the state owes for utility bill ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • U.S. Rep Tammy Duckworth to challenge Sen. Mark Kirk on national security issues

    CHICAGO – Fighting to hold on to his political career, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk turned a recent Republican luncheon into a crash course on the Islamic Stat ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:26 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What do you think of Shodeen's plan for building upscale apartments and a hotel in downtown DeKalb?
    Downtown DeKalb needs anything it can get
    The density of the development is too high for the area
    A good start, could work with some changes
    Approve as is
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