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  • Judge bars full state worker pay without Illinois budget

    CHICAGO – Illinois won’t be allowed to pay state workers in full during an ongoing budget impasse, a Cook County judge ruled Tuesday, potentially leav ...
    July 7, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Weekend highlights Chicago’s gang warfare

    CHICAGO – A 7-year-old boy who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend was the son of a gang leader with a lengthy a ...
    July 6, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Man critically hurt in fall at Grateful Dead show

    CHICAGO – Police say a man was critically hurt in a fall at a Grateful Dead concert at Chicago’s Soldier Field.
    July 6, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • New U of Illinois financial task force thinking long term

    URBANA – The University of Illinois’ flagship campus has a new task force that is looking at the school’s budget and plotting a long-term financial co ...
    July 6, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Bill targeting alcohol poisoning offers immunity to underage drinkers dialing 911

    DeKALB – DeKalb Fire Chief Eric Hicks has seen fatalities he said could have been prevented if a group of friends had not hesitated to call 911 for so ...
    July 7, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Boy, 7, killed during violent holiday

    CHICAGO – Authorities say a 7-year-old boy who was celebrating the Fourth of July with his family was among three people who were shot and killed over ...
    July 5, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Fundraising walk for memorial coming to close

    PRINCEVILLE – A central Illinois community is planning a warm welcome home for an 84-year-old man who set out to walk across the state to help raise m ...
    July 5, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Dead shows set attendance records at Chicago's Soldier Field

    CHICAGO – The Grateful Dead is making Chicago's Soldier Field come alive like no rock band ever has.
    July 5, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Bison thrive on the Illinois prairie; 14 calves born

    CHICAGO – Love is in the air for bison on an Illinois prairie.The Chicago Tribune reports that after ...
    July 5, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Closer Look: Despite Illinois state budget deadlock, there are ways out

    SPRINGFIELD – What Illinois needs is for one of its political leaders to blink.But as Republican Gov ...
    July 5, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Report: Firm fees from Chicago schools borrowing tops $18M

    CHICAGO – Dozens of legal and financial firms have been paid roughly $18 million in fees from borrowing and debt-refinancing deals with Chicago Public ...
    July 4, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Race to replace ex-Rep. Schock a classic GOP primary contest

    SPRINGFIELD – The race to replace former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has shaped up as a classic Republican primary, pitting the son of a longtime Illinois ...
    July 4, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Big study seeks answer

    CHICAGO – For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills co ...
    July 3, 2015 - 8:55 pm
  • Lombard nurse sentenced for exporting weapons

    CHICAGO – A Lombard nurse has been sentenced to five years in prison for purchasing and shipping more than 30 weapons to the Philippines.
    July 3, 2015 - 8:40 pm
  • Chicago police officers file lawsuit over tattoo rule

    CHICAGO – Three Chicago police officers have filed a federal lawsuit challenging a department rule requiring them to cover their tattoos while on duty ...
    July 3, 2015 - 8:40 pm
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