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  • Huntley moves forward with downtown Amtrak station

    HUNTLEY – Area residents would start boarding Amtrak trains from downtown Huntley by late 2015, under a $3.55 million agreement with the state unanimo ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 9:01 am
  • Prosecutors asking court to reject Drew Peterson’s conviction appeal

    JOLIET – Prosecutors in the Drew Peterson case have asked an appellate court to reject the 60-year-old’s murder conviction appeal.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 8:59 am
  • Mahomet man sentenced in newspaper carrier attack

    URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A Mahomet man has been sentenced to four years in prison for attacking a newspaper carrier.
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 8:53 am
  • 1,500 finish medical pot paperwork in Illinois

    CHICAGO – Thousands of Illinois residents have started their paperwork to use medical marijuana, but only 1,500 have so far submitted all the supporti ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers approve fracking rules

    CHICAGO – Illinois lawmakers signed off Thursday on long-awaited rules regulating high-volume oil and gas drilling, clearing the way for companies to ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Illinois treasurer race still too close to call

    CHICAGO – Days after Illinois voters went to the polls, the race for state treasurer is still too close to call, and camps for both sides differed Thu ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • GOP Rauner transition team includes Democrats

    CHICAGO – In one of his first official acts since being elected governor, Republican Bruce Rauner named dozens of advisers to a transition team Thursd ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers approve fracking rules

    CHICAGO – Illinois lawmakers signed off Thursday on long-awaited rules regulating high-volume oil and gas drilling, clearing the way for companies to ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • Joliet police: Shots fired near funeral home were gang-related

    JOLIET – Police suspect gun-play that led to shots fired near a funeral home on Monday was gang-related.
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Altercation in downtown St. Charles leads to injuries, felony charges for Hampshire woman

    ST. CHARLES – A Hampshire woman faces felony charges after she injured another woman’s face with a glass beer bottle at a downtown establishment, acco ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • ADM promotes its president, Juan Luciano, to CEO

    NEW YORK – Agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland Co. is promoting its president and chief operating officer to CEO as Patricia Woertz steps down a ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 10:37 am
  • More Chicago priest abuse cases to be released

    CHICAGO – Months after it revealed it had concealed the sexual abuse of children by priests for decades, the Archdiocese of Chicago planned to release ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 8:35 am
  • Democrats confident in keeping Illinois House supermajority

    CHICAGO – While they claimed victory in an expensive and contentious race for governor, Republicans appeared to fall short in their efforts to win a n ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Chicago Lucas museum: 'palace for Jabba the Hutt'?

    CHICAGO – The sketches of "Star Wars" creator George Lucas' Chicago museum show a flowing white building topped with a hovering ring. The newly unveil ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 5:07 pm
  • Pat Quinn concedes Illinois Governor's race to Bruce Rauner

    CHICAGO – Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn has conceded to Republican businessman Bruce Rauner in the Illinois governor's race.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 3:39 pm
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