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  • Riverside police release video of crash where officer 'literally escaped with his life'

    RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Police Department released video Thursday from a June 2014 crash in which a driver drove into a parked police vehicle at 60 ...
    March 12, 2015 - 12:11 pm
  • Denver company backs southern Illinois marijuana grower

    ANNA – A medical marijuana business in far southern Illinois intends to start construction this month of a 27,000-square-foot facility that would prod ...
    March 11, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Chicago Marathon opens lottery for entries to 2015 race

    CHICAGO – Runners now can enter the lottery for a spot in this year’s Chicago Marathon.Marathon offi ...
    March 11, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • 5 state prison facilities could end up short on payroll

    SPRINGFIELD – At least five Illinois prisons don’t appear to have enough money to pay workers through the fiscal year that ends June 30, according to ...
    March 11, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • 2 Aurora teens killed when SUV strikes semi

    ROCHELLE – Two teenagers are dead after the SUV they were riding in slammed into a semi-truck in a fog-shrouded intersection in northern Illinois.
    March 11, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Illinois Supreme Court set to hear state's pension case

    SPRINGFIELD – One of the more critical financial issues to face Illinois government in a half-century goes before the state Supreme Court on Wednesday ...
    March 11, 2015 - 9:58 am
  • Joliet police involved in shooting

    JOLIET - Police were responding to two shootings Tuesday - one of which left a woman dead, while another involved a police officer.
    March 11, 2015 - 8:23 am
  • Two Aurora Central Catholic students die in Rochelle car crash while heading to game

    ROCHELLE – Two Aurora Central Catholic students died in a car accident Tuesday evening while traveling to the Chargers’ sectional boys basketball game ...
    March 11, 2015 - 8:22 am
  • Cullerton calls proposed budget ‘unworkable’

    CHICAGO – The Democratic leader of the Illinois Senate on Monday called Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed state budget “as unworkable as it is unconscionab ...
    March 9, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Illinois congressman Aaron Schock defends $10K NYC trip with staff

    CHICAGO (AP) – An Illinois congressman again was forced to defend his travel and spending habits Monday after a report emerged that he spent more than ...
    March 9, 2015 - 2:34 pm
  • Wisconsin chief treading carefully after fatal shooting

    MADISON, Wis. – Within hours of a white officer shooting an unarmed black man, the police chief of Wisconsin’s capital city was praying with the man’s ...
    March 8, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Supermajority fissures may be on full display this session

    SPRINGFIELD – On paper, the number of Democrats in Illinois' General Assembly looks formidable, holding "supermajorities" in both chambers that would ...
    March 8, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Report: 1 in 10 state employees tops $100K pay

    CHICAGO – One in every 10 Illinois state employees earned more than $100,000 last year with more than 100 workers doubling their pay with overtime or ...
    March 8, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Florida man arrested at Chicago airport for gun in suitcase

    CHICAGO – Authorities in Chicago said a Florida man has been arrested for having a loaded gun in his briefcase at Midway International Airport.
    March 8, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Illinois joins high court case favoring same-sex marriage

    CHICAGO – Illinois has joined a group of states filing arguments with the U.S. Supreme Court that the Constitution requires approval of same-sex marri ...
    March 8, 2015 - 9:17 pm
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