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  • 2 men hospitalized after early morning shooting

    EVANSTON – Evanston police are investigating an early morning shooting that left two men hospitalized.
    April 5, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Right-to-work law to be tested in Kentucky

    CHAMPAIGN – Since he took office, Gov. Bruce Rauner has said repeatedly he wants to let Illinois voters decide whether to set up their own local right ...
    April 5, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Brady wants to push university privatization discussion

    CHAMPAIGN – As Illinois' 12 public universities were planning last month for the possibility of steep funding cuts proposed by the state's new Republi ...
    April 4, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Local right-to-work idea being tested in Kentucky

    CHAMPAIGN – Since he took office, Gov. Bruce Rauner has said repeatedly he wants to let Illinois voters decide whether to set up their own local right ...
    April 4, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Rauner suspends $26 million in Illinois health, other money

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner suspended $26 million in social services and public health grants as part of his push to whittle away at a $1 ...
    April 4, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Aunt of captured inmate charged with aiding in escape

    CHICAGO – An aunt of a convicted murderer who was captured in Chicago after a nearly three-day manhunt was charged Saturday with giving her nephew inf ...
    April 4, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Cresco to be state’s largest medical marijuana grower

    Cresco Labs is poised to become the state’s largest marijuana grower. It won three cultivation permits, more than any other company. But the risks are ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Emanuel trying to stay in mayoral race

    CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel took the stage in an ornate hotel ballroom in downtown Chicago this week where about 1,400 African-American women had gat ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Lawmaker, ACLU push bill on police license plate readers

    SPRINGFIELD – Law enforcement agencies are using high-tech cameras to scan thousands of license plates an hour in Illinois, gathering data they said c ...
    April 2, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Judge to rule what lawyers get in retiree premium refunds

    SPRINGFIELD – A judge will soon decide how much in fees lawyers should get out of refunds stemming from lawsuits that struck down an Illinois law maki ...
    April 2, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • New medical marijuana lawsuits question permits

    CHICAGO – More lawsuits have been filed against the state of Illinois over medical marijuana growers’ permits, as failed applicants challenge the gove ...
    April 2, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Kankakee County Sheriff links staff cuts to Illinois murder convict's escape

    KANKAKEE – Law enforcement officers armed with rifles on Thursday searched homes in eastern Illinois for a convicted murderer on the run, as the sheri ...
    April 2, 2015 - 1:52 pm
  • University of Illinois to create center honoring Roger Ebert

    CHICAGO – Efforts are underway to raise about $2.5 million to create a center named for late film critic Roger Ebert in the College of Media at the Un ...
    April 2, 2015 - 8:49 am
  • Inmate overpowers guard, escapes from Kankakee jail

    KANKAKEE – A man awaiting sentencing for murder escaped from a jail Wednesday in eastern Illinois after beating a guard into unconsciousness, taking h ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • U of Illinois pushes to finish budget-cuts plan

    URBANA – University of Illinois administrators are pushing to finish a plan by next month to deal with the 31.5 percent cut Gov. Bruce Rauner has prop ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Should scientists use DNA to bring back extinct animals, such as the woolly mammoth