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  • Man being held in fatal stabbing in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Chicago police said they have taken a man into custody after he allegedly stabbed another man to death on the city's West Side.
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Amid budget stalemate, Marion considers borrowing for school

    MARION – The prolonged state budget stalemate is forcing a southern Illinois school district to consider borrowing more than $7 million to help pay fo ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Philadelphia's former police chief, Charles Ramsey, to advise Chicago police

    CHICAGO – A former deputy superintendent of the Chicago Police who left to head departments in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia is returning to the c ...
    Jan. 24, 2016 - 1:02 pm
  • Man shot in head during fight in lobby of Chicago Hyatt McCormick Place hotel

    CHICAGO – Police say a 26-year-old man was shot dead during a fight in the lobby of a hotel in downtown Chicago.
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 12:03 pm
  • United flight rolls to the end of O'Hare runway

    CHICAGO – A Federal Aviation Agency spokesman says a United Airlines flight from San Francisco rolled all the way to the end of a runway when it lande ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 3:39 pm
  • Chicago Public Schools announces 227 administrative layoffs

    CHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools officials say they're sending layoff notices to 227 administrative employees and closing up nearly 200 positions that ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 1:47 pm
  • 2 Chicago officers involved in Laquan McDonald case now off street

    CHICAGO – Two Chicago police officers involved in the case of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald are on administrative leave.
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 8:33 am
  • Van Gogh exhibition to feature bedroom paintings

    CHICAGO – A Chicago exhibition next month will mark the first time in North America that three versions of a famous Vincent Van Gogh painting will be ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Chicago school district announces layoffs in central office

    CHICAGO – The head of the Chicago Public Schools said the district will lay off some of its central office staff this week as it deals with its precar ...
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • 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
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