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  • Arrest made after gun fired on Megabus

    DES PLAINES – Illinois State Police say charges are pending against a man who allegedly fired a gun on a Minneapolis-bound Megabus shortly after it le ...
    May 13, 2015 - 10:33 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers skeptical about pension deal this spring

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers expressed skepticism Wednesday that they'll be able to pass a new pension fix this spring, despite pressure from Gov. ...
    May 13, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Ray’s sculpture on display at Art Institute

    CHICAGO – The first major exhibition of Charles Ray’s work opens at the Art Institute of Chicago this week.
    May 12, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Verizon Wireless, Sprint settle allegations of bogus charges

    CHICAGO – Illinois consumers who believe third-party vendors charged their cellphone bills phony fees can submit restitution claims after a $158 milli ...
    May 12, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • 2 brothers admit to food stamp fraud

    EAST ST. LOUIS – Two Swansea brothers and business owners have pleaded guilty to acquiring more than $1 million through food stamp fraud.
    May 12, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Illinois soldiers to serve in Afghanistan

    SPRINGFIELD – Five soldiers from the Army National Guard base in Springfield will deploy to Afghanistan as part of a specialized team that will train ...
    May 12, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Civil case plaintiffs weigh in on caps in tort reform

    SPRINGFIELD – Plaintiffs in medical malpractice and wrongful death lawsuits weighed in Tuesday about the impact of jury award limits as Illinois lawma ...
    May 12, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Obama library to be on Chicago’s South Side

    CHICAGO – President Barack Obama will establish his presidential library on the South Side of Chicago, a part of the city where his political career b ...
    May 12, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • For some in U.S., adopting from Haiti becomes a vital mission

    ORLAND PARK – Youth pastor Bruce Sperling and his wife hoped to adopt a child, but their plans were cut short when he drowned in 2006 while trying to ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Tourism experts testify on potential Chicago casino

    CHICAGO – A future Chicago casino could generate much-needed revenue and draw crowds to city hotels and restaurants, tourism experts testified Monday ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Rockford Housing Authority goes green

    ROCKFORD – The Rockford Housing Authority is making efforts to be more energy efficient.The Rockford ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Springfield officials to hold hearing on artifacts

    SPRINGFIELD – City officials in Springfield have planned a public meeting to hear comments about what should be done with remnants of a historic event ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • 16-year-old Illinois girl earns masters’ degree

    NORTH CHICAGO – A 16-year-old girl from northern Illinois has earned her master’s degree and is starting doctoral studies.
    May 11, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Peoria officers hosting workshop

    PEORIA – Two Peoria police officers are hosting a workshop this weekend on a department policy that officials said has drawn questions since protests ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Illinois turns over marijuana applications to attorneys

    CHICAGO – Illinois has turned over 13,000 pages of documents to attorneys challenging how the state awarded one medical marijuana business license, ma ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:28 pm
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