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  • Bill would provide money for Illinois to pay utility bills

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois senator has introduced legislation that would authorize funding to pay for about $10 million the state owes for utility bill ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • U.S. Rep Tammy Duckworth to challenge Sen. Mark Kirk on national security issues

    CHICAGO – Fighting to hold on to his political career, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk turned a recent Republican luncheon into a crash course on the Islamic Stat ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:26 pm
  • Come March, budget battle to leave Chicago State broke

    CHICAGO – As are all of Illinois’ nine public universities, Chicago State University is waiting for long-overdue state funding. Come March, however, t ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Autopsy: U.S. woman found dead in Belize was strangled

    BELIZE CITY, Belize – An autopsy on the body of a U.S. tourist found dead in western Belize has determined that she was strangled to death.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Nearly 2 dozen Chicago officers called before grand jury

    CHICAGO – Nearly two dozen Chicago Police Department employees have been called to testify before a federal grand jury investigating the 2014 death of ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Illinois drivers facilities closed for MLK holiday

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Secretary of State offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Metra announces ban on hoverboards, citing fire concerns

    CHICAGO – Metra says it is banning hoverboards because of the potential fire danger from the lithium-ion batteries that power the devices.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • New Illinois law seeks better data on heroin overdoses

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – The state is working to get a handle on how many heroin overdoses there are in Illinois under the requirements of a new state law.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Chicago police unions push for destruction of old complaints

    CHICAGO – Unions representing Chicago police officers are fighting for the destruction of tens of thousands of documents from disciplinary files datin ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 2:55 pm
  • Bruce Rauner calls for short-term funding for prison reforms

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner is calling for short-term spending for prison reforms in hopes of reducing the state's prison population over the next ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 2:36 pm
  • Sandwich Stop & Save sells $50,000 winning Powerball ticket

    SANDWICH – DeKalb County had at least one winner. The Stop & Save, 4742 2750th St., Sandwich, sold ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Video released of 2013 Chicago police shooting of black teen

    CHICAGO – City attorneys on Thursday released grainy 2013 surveillance video showing the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old black carjacking suspect by a ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • 5 members of Illinois family die in early morning house fire

    ROCK FALLS – Five members of a northern Illinois family were killed Wednesday when an early morning fire swept through their home, officials said.
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • Chicago withdraws objection to release of shooting video

    CHICAGO – The city of Chicago did an about-face Wednesday in asking a federal judge to lift a protective order to allow the public release of video th ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • Defense: Official in Chicago bribery case didn't have power

    CHICAGO – A former Chicago official on trial for allegedly taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts to a Phoenix company is i ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 11:23 pm
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