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  • Expert panel criticizes medical care at Illinois prisons

    CHICAGO – A scathing new report by court-approved researchers paints a bleak picture of medical care in Illinois prisons, describing treatment delays, ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:40 am
  • Brookfield Zoo announces birth of 'forest giraffe'

    BROOKFIELD – Officials at Brookfield Zoo near Chicago have announced the birth of an okapi (oh-KAH'-pee), also known as a "forest giraffe."
    May 20, 2015 - 8:47 am
  • ‘Right to Try’ medical measure sent to Rauner

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois is one step closer to granting patients with terminal illnesses the ability to access experimental drugs.
    May 19, 2015 - 9:05 pm
  • Lawsuit: Denver man monopolizing Illinois marijuana industry

    CHICAGO – A colorful Denver businessman and unsuccessful city council candidate schemed to monopolize the new medical marijuana industry in Illinois, ...
    May 19, 2015 - 9:04 pm
  • Lawsuit: Denver man monopolizing Illinois marijuana industry

    CHICAGO – A colorful Denver businessman and unsuccessful city council candidate schemed to monopolize the new medical marijuana industry in Illinois, ...
    May 19, 2015 - 2:32 pm
  • U of Illinois president: Cuts may be less than proposed

    URBANA – In his first day on the job, new University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen said Monday that he is optimistic state-budget cuts will no ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Efforts underway to raise $8.8M for governor's mansion

    SPRINGFIELD – Efforts are being launched this week to raise private money to pay for a needed $8.8 million in renovations and repairs to the 160-year- ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • U of Illinois President Timothy Killeen: Cuts may be less than proposed

    URBANA – In his first day on the job, new University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen said Monday that he is optimistic state-budget cuts will no ...
    May 18, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • Illinois marijuana industry pins hopes on skeptical governor

    CHICAGO – Advocates of Illinois' troubled medical marijuana experiment hope to reassure investors by pushing to have lawmakers extend it beyond 2017, ...
    May 18, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Cardinal George's hat to be hung inside Holy Name

    CHICAGO – A centuries-old honor was planned Sunday for the late Cardinal Francis George.The ceremony ...
    May 18, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Aurora Marine among 8 dead in Nepal helicopter crash

    KATHMANDU, Nepal – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says a U.S. Marine Corps combat photographer from Illinois made "the ultimate sacrifice" while helping t ...
    May 18, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Ill. among states to get heroin antidote into hands of public

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – At the front of a classroom, health worker Cheryll Moore demonstrates “the nod” – a jerk of the head forward and then quickly back – a ...
    May 18, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Gov. Rauner doles out $400K to fellow Illinois Republicans

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner has started doling out money from his campaign fund to fellow Republicans as the Illinois Legislature approaches what coul ...
    May 16, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Detective who led John Wayne Gacy investigation dies

    DES PLAINES – Joseph Kozenczak, the suburban Chicago police detective credited with leading the investigation that nabbed serial killer John Wayne Gac ...
    May 15, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Mother of Justus Howell, black teen shot by Illinois officer, leads protest

    WAUKEGAN – The mother of a black 17-year-old shot in the back and killed by a white police officer led a small but vocal group of demonstrators on a m ...
    May 15, 2015 - 10:07 pm
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