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  • To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

    CHICAGO — Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea — fighting crim ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:40 pm
  • Arizona man charged with killing half-brother

    PETERSBURG — An Arizona man is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his half-brother in western Illinois.
    July 22, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • AT&T Springfield center closing, ending 188 jobs

    SPRINGFIELD — AT&T Inc. plans to close a call center in Springfield and cut 188 jobs starting next month.
    July 22, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • Second City's Chicago comedy school to expand

    CHICAGO — The training center for Chicago's famous Second City comedy group is expanding.The Second ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Rauner keeps up push for Illinois term limits

    CHICAGO – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner kept up his drumbeat for Illinois term limits, saying Monday that “voters deserve a voice” o ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Regional Education Office consolidation not easy

    SPRINGFIELD – With 11 months to go until deadline, Illinois officials are still working out the details of upcoming mergers of Regional Offices of Edu ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Man gets 17 years for foiled murder-for-hire plot

    WHEATON (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for his foiled attempt to hire a hit man to kill three of his relatives ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:48 pm
  • Man gets 65 years prison in dismemberment killing

    EDWARDSVILLE (AP) — One of two men accused of killing a southwestern Illinois woman and dismembering her body has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to ...
    July 21, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • Chicago man dies after police use stun gun

    CHICAGO — Authorities say a 41-year-old man has died after Chicago police used a stun gun while trying to break up a fight.
    July 21, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Chicago mayor holds meeting on city violence

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has met with law enforcement and school officials to talk about the city's violence problem.
    July 21, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Chicago sets up affordable housing task force

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office says a task force has been created in an effort to increase the number of affordable housing units in th ...
    July 21, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • 1 dead, 3 injured after Washington Park shooting

    WASHINGTON PARK – Police say one man is dead and three other people were injured during a shooting outside a Washington Park nightclub.
    July 21, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Quinn, Rauner use jobs claims as campaign weapons

    CHAMPAIGN – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican rival Bruce Rauner have both sought to use the state's jobs situation as a political weapon.
    July 20, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Bond set for driver in Naperville quarry crash

    WHEATON (AP) — Bond has been set at $250,000 for a 21-year-old Geneva man whose car plunged into a water-filled quarry, killing two men who were unabl ...
    July 20, 2014 - 12:33 pm
  • No arrests in slaying of 11-year-old Chicago girl

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police say they haven't arrested anyone yet in the death of an 11-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet while at a fri ...
    July 20, 2014 - 12:33 pm
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