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  • Autopsy report details grisly killings of Chicago family

    CHICAGO – Newly released autopsy reports offer gruesome details of the slayings of six people in a home on Chicago's South Side in February, including ...
    April 8, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Bill would bar questions about Ill. students’ crimes

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation now being considered by the Illinois General Assembly would bar colleges from asking prospective students whether they have ...
    April 7, 2016 - 10:54 pm
  • Obama: GOP imperils judicial integrity with Garland

    CHICAGO – President Barack Obama accused Senate Republicans on Thursday of jeopardizing the "integrity of the judicial branch" by refusing to consider ...
    April 7, 2016 - 10:54 pm
  • Ex-Deere employee from Iowa charged with $250,000 fraud

    ROCK ISLAND – A federal judge in Illinois has set a June trial for a former employee of Deere and Company from Iowa who is accused of defrauding at le ...
    April 6, 2016 - 11:08 pm
  • Addiction epidemic fuels runaway demand for 'sober homes'

    CHICAGO – The nation’s epidemic of addiction to painkillers and heroin is fueling runaway demand for a once-obscure form of housing known as “sober ho ...
    April 6, 2016 - 11:08 pm
  • Hastert asks court to spare him prison; cites shame, health

    CHICAGO – Dennis Hastert's lawyers asked a federal judge Wednesday to spare the former U.S. House Speaker time behind bars in his hush-money case and ...
    April 6, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Illinois delays daily fantasy sports legislation

    SPRINGFIELD – A measure to legalize daily fantasy sports betting in Illinois is being delayed as lawmakers continue working to craft the proposal.
    April 6, 2016 - 11:08 pm
  • Illinois bill to ease access to police videos delayed

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers delayed a vote on a plan to ease public access to police dashboard and body cameras under state open record laws.
    April 6, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Democrats push to overhaul Ill. education funding

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats are attempting to overhaul public schools funding for the first time since 1997 with a plan that gradually would shif ...
    April 6, 2016 - 11:08 pm
  • 45-ton beam falls on Illinois construction crew, killing 1

    DES PLAINES – Federal officials are investigating two companies after a construction worker was killed and three others were injured in Des Plaines.
    April 5, 2016 - 8:05 pm
  • Audit: Problems persisted with Quinn anti-violence program

    CHICAGO – The former head of an Illinois agency that oversaw an anti-violence grant program said ex-Gov. Pat Quinn’s staff decided how money was doled ...
    April 5, 2016 - 8:04 pm
  • Illinois pharmacists to dispense heroin overdose antidote

    SPRINGFIELD – Trained pharmacists in Illinois soon will be able to dispense the overdose reversal drug naloxone without a prescription.
    April 5, 2016 - 8:05 pm
  • Lawmakers oppose contraception plan

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers showed little support for a plan that would allow pharmacists to prescribe hormonal contraceptive patch and oral cont ...
    April 5, 2016 - 8:05 pm
  • Rauner creates task force to root out healthcare fraud

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has created a task force to root out waste, fraud and abuse in taxpayer-funded health care programs.
    April 5, 2016 - 8:04 pm
  • Groupon is getting a $250 million investment from Atairos

    NEW YORK – Groupon is getting a $250 million investment from Atairos and is working with Comcast to find potential collaboration opportunities.
    April 4, 2016 - 9:13 pm
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