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  • Serious respiratory illness hits hundreds of kids

    CHICAGO – Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be cause ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • 4 children killed in fire on Chicago's South Side

    CHICAGO – Four children died in a fire on Chicago's South Side early Monday and their mother and her boyfriend were critically injured after jumping f ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 9:39 am
  • Fines and hearings among lingering ‘fracking’ issues

    CHICAGO – Environmentalists want to lift a cap on fines for violations, while industry officials want to limit who can ask for a public hearing as eac ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Moody’s Investors Service: State pension debt vs. revenue is worst

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ pension liability as a percentage of state revenue is far and away the nation’s highest, a major credit-rating agency says in ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Prairie blooming near Lexington

    LEXINGTON – On gently rolling land where wheat once grew, yellow coneflowers and purple bergamot blossoms explode amid a sea of other native plants th ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Chicago hospital trains Navy doctors for battle

    CHICAGO – The patient had been shot on the streets of Chicago, but when Dr. Jared Bernard stood over his open body in the operating room, he could see ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • House Democrats quietly meeting on Illinois school funding formula

    SPRINGFIELD – A number of top Democratic House lawmakers have been quietly meeting to discuss a proposed overhaul of Illinois’ dated school funding fo ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Medical marijuana ID card applications top 2,000

    ST. LOUIS – More than 2,000 people registered for Illinois medical marijuana identification cards in the first three days of applications, dwarfing th ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 1:15 pm
  • House Democrats quietly meeting on school funding

    SPRINGFIELD – A number of top Democratic House lawmakers have been quietly meeting to discuss a proposed overhaul of Illinois' dated school funding fo ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 12:02 pm
  • Services set for Granite City bicyclist killed in hit-and-run

    GRANITE CITY – Funeral services are set for a southwestern Illinois bicyclist who police say was hit and killed by a vehicle that fled the scene.
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • 3 shot in attempted robbery of Aurora KFC

    AURORA – Police in Aurora say they've taken two people into custody after an attempted robbery of a Kentucky Fried Chicken in which three employees we ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Wealth, minimum wage pop up in governor race

    CHICAGO – Illinois’s gubernatorial race turned to the question of whether a candidate’s personal wealth should be a qualifying factor in holding publi ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Despite FBI work, corrupt cop gets prison time

    CHICAGO – A former Chicago police officer who served as a FBI informant has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for shaking down a tow truck driver ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 1:53 pm
  • Opponents of Illinois mine hope to stop permit

    HOMER – Opponents of a coal mine proposed for eastern Illinois are trying to muster opposition as state regulators consider whether to grant the opera ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • Illinois police investigate fatal hit-and-run

    GRANITE CITY – Illinois State Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a bicyclist dead in Granite City.
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 8:38 am
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