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  • Bolingbrook Police Pension Board compels Drew Peterson to provide deposition

    BOLINGBROOK — The Bolingbrook Police Pension Board voted unanimously Wednesday to compel Drew Peterson to provide a deposition in a case determining w ...
    June 11, 2015 - 9:58 am
  • Celebrity hacking tied to Chicago address

    CHICAGO – The trail of a celebrity photo-hacking scandal led the FBI to an unassuming brick home in Chicago, according to recently unsealed court docu ...
    June 10, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Comptroller: Without budget, most state payments would stop

    CHICAGO – Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger said Wednesday that if lawmakers don’t reach a state budget deal by the end of the month, she’ll be unabl ...
    June 10, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • McDonald’s adds former Obama adviser Gibbs

    OAK BROOK – McDonald’s has named former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs as its global chief communications officer, as the fast-food giant lo ...
    June 9, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Farmers wait to survey damage caused by rain

    BLOOMINGTON – Central Illinois farmers said it’s too soon to tell whether weekend rains will have a long-term effect on their crops.
    June 9, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • House property-tax freeze fails; Rauner says it’s not enough

    SPRINGFIELD – Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly and Gov. Bruce Rauner spent Tuesday talking about the same issue – relief from increasing loc ...
    June 9, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • Dennis Hastert makes 1st court appearance in hush-money case

    CHICAGO – A somber Dennis Hastert appeared in court Tuesday for the first time since he was indicted, pleading not guilty to charges that he violated ...
    June 9, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • McDonald’s sales slump continues

    OAK BROOK – McDonald’s says that a key sales measurement dipped in May, with weakness in the U.S. and some overseas markets.
    June 8, 2015 - 8:38 pm
  • Aging MDs prompt call for competency tests

    CHICAGO – With one out of four U.S. doctors older than 65, the American Medical Association adopted a plan Monday to help decide when it’s time for ag ...
    June 8, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Report: IHSA executive pay up, contracts mostly secret

    BLOOMINGTON – Records regarding salaries, contracts and sponsorship deals for the Illinois High School Association are kept secret despite more than 8 ...
    June 8, 2015 - 8:38 pm
  • Air Force sergeant disappears before child sex assault trial

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE – The U.S. Air Force is searching for a 35-year-old sergeant who disappeared while awaiting a court-martial trial at an Illinois ...
    June 8, 2015 - 8:38 pm
  • Hastert faces an uphill legal battle ahead

    CHICAGO – The federal indictment of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has raised a long list of puzzling legal questions, including why prosecu ...
    June 8, 2015 - 8:36 pm
  • Charities to close shelters over funding questions

    CHICAGO – Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago plans to close four facilities next month because of “uncertainty” over state and city fund ...
    June 7, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Report: Ex-speaker Hastert quietly tried to boost income

    WASHINGTON – Former House speaker Dennis Hastert looked for ways to increase his income around the time he is accused of paying someone to stay quiet ...
    June 7, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Former musician’s home in Woodstock for sale

    – Wire reportMast has since moved to a retirement home in Pennsylvania and the home has been rented ...
    June 7, 2015 - 10:54 pm
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