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  • 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
  • Rauner aide blasts university 'cronyism' amid funding debate

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner took a shot at “waste” and “cronyism” in public universities Wednesday, telling lawmakers through a surrogate that sch ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 11:51 pm
  • Judge to review police records on cellphone tracking system

    CHICAGO – A Cook County judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the Chicago Police Department over a cellphone tracking system.CHICAGO – ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 10:07 pm
  • University of Illinois bans hoverboards in all campus buildings

    URBANA – The University of Illinois' flagship campus has broadened its ban on hoverboards to cover all of its buildings and other campus facilities.UR ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 10:07 pm
  • Veteran proposing WWII monument in Bloomington park

    BLOOMINGTON – A U.S. Marine Corps veteran is raising money to erect in a Bloomington park a memorial to those who served in World War II.BLOOMINGTON – ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 10:07 pm
  • Laws, contracts can give police buffer after fatal shootings

    CHICAGO – After fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times, white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke had the option of taking a day or two before i ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 10:07 pm
  • Rauner says he has plan to end court-ordered spending woes

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday he will outline a plan to get out from under court-order ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Chief of staff says Obama still has confidence in Emanuel

    CHICAGO – Barack Obama’s chief of staff said the president still has confidence in Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Southern Illinois man working under pickup crushed by truck

    BELLEVILLE – A man has died after being crushed by a pickup truck he was working underneath at a repair shop in southern Illinois.
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Trial set for woman accused of stabbing Chicago-area teacher

    CHICAGO – An Ohio woman accused of stabbing a Catholic high school teacher to death in his suburban Chicago home is scheduled to go on trial this week ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Illinois school districts report trouble filling positions

    SPRINGFIELD – More than half of Illinois school districts responding to a recent survey said they’re having trouble filling teaching positions. Three- ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Illinois budget delay to dominate 2016 legislative session

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois has limped along without a budget since July, and solving that gridlock will be lawmakers’ top priority in the impending sessio ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
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