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  • Vigil held in Illinois capital for officers shot on the job

    SPRINGFIELD – A candlelight vigil has been held in Illinois’ capital to honor police officers recently shot and killed on the job.
    Sept. 13, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • Electronics recycling suspended in Naperville

    NAPERVILLE – A Naperville electronics recycling program is a victim of its own success.City official ...
    Sept. 13, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • World Trade Center beams installed at Rockford memorial

    ROCKFORD – Two steel beams salvaged from New York’s World Trade Center after the 9/11 terrorist attacks have been installed at a Rockford memorial to ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • SNAP recipients, grocers complain about schedule

    PEORIA – Grocers and government food assistance recipients want Illinois to increase the number of days it disburses the benefits to help relieve spor ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • U of I veterinary college promises changes after cow deaths

    CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois is promising changes at its college of veterinary medicine after a federal inspection found violations related ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Illinois lawmaker seeks to restore death penalty

    SPRINGFIELD – A lawmaker from southwestern Illinois is pushing to restore the death penalty in certain cases, including when police officers are kille ...
    Sept. 12, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • State Sen LaHood to replace Schock as U.S. Congressman

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican state Sen. Darin LaHood, the son of former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, easily captured Thursday’s special elect ...
    Sept. 11, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • GOP lawmakers pitch new plan to trim Illinois pension debt

    CHICAGO – Republican lawmakers are pitching a new idea they say could make a small dent in Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension debt at a time when t ...
    Sept. 10, 2015 - 1:52 pm
  • University of Illinois sees large, diverse freshman class

    URBANA – The freshman class at the University of Illinois' flagship Urbana-Champaign campus this fall is the second largest in the school's history an ...
    Sept. 9, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Chicago police hope sketch leads to dead child's identity

    CHICAGO – A sketch artist is examining the head of a toddler found last weekend in a Chicago lagoon to create drawing that can be used to identify the ...
    Sept. 9, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • 3 men on videos not involved in Fox Lake slaying

    FOX LAKE – Investigators continue to search for three men suspected in the shooting death of Fox Lake Police Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz after they said thr ...
    Sept. 8, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Van strikes crowd at Labor Day parade in eastern Illinois

    WESTVILLE – A van has struck a crowd of people gathered for a Labor Day parade in a small eastern Illinois community, injuring eight people.
    Sept. 7, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Former Lt. Gov. announces bid for state senate

    DU QUOIN – Former Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is running for state senate in southern Illinois’ 58th District.
    Sept. 7, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Lawsuit filed over breach of cheating website

    CHICAGO – A new lawsuit in federal court in Chicago is among the latest class-action suits filed against a cheaters website after hackers released det ...
    Sept. 7, 2015 - 10:36 pm
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