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  • Canoeist's body found in Rock River

    ROCKFORD — A body pulled from the Rock River in Rockford has been identified as a man missing since a Fourth of July weekend boating accident.
    July 9, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Police shoot, kill Missouri man in Granite City

    GRANITE CITY – Police in southwestern Illinois' Granite City say officers have shot and killed a Missouri man who reportedly threatened them with a ha ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Quinn to sign bill expanding adoptees rights

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he will sign legislation to designed to help adoptees and their birth family members learn more about their his ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Panel says Chicago minimum wage should be $13

    CHICAGO (AP) — A task force formed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has recommended Chicago raise its minimum wage to $13 an hour.
    July 8, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • Illinois woman seeks clemency in buried-alive case

    CHICAGO — Tearful relatives of an Illinois woman convicted of helping kidnap a businessman and bury him alive in a botched ransom plot have appealed f ...
    July 8, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • 3-year-old girl found in Illinois cornfield

    PITTSFIELD — A 3-year-old girl was found in a dense western Illinois cornfield after an hours-long search that involved airplanes and drones.
    July 8, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Grafton warily watching Mississippi River's rise

    GRAFTON — The mayor of the touristy Mississippi River town of Grafton in southwestern Illinois says the river's rise already has forced a downtown bar ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • Illinois retired workers wait after high court win

    SPRINGFIELD — Retired state workers aren't seeing any immediate advantage from an Illinois Supreme Court ruling last week in their favor. The court fo ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • 2nd IHSA hearing before state lawmakers canceled

    CHICAGO – A second Illinois legislative committee hearing has been canceled involving the not-for-profit association that's in charge of high school s ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:15 am
  • Illinois differs with some states on prep finances

    CHICAGO – The groups that oversee prep sports in many states make their records public, while the Illinois High School Association has resisted calls ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:08 am
  • Pursuit of medical marijuana permit is a personal mission for Joliet woman

    JOLIET – Traci Fernandez has a unique perspective on the need for medical marijuana. Fernandez, a Pl ...
    July 7, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Voter gloominess shapes race for Illinois governor

    CHICAGO – The people of Illinois are feeling particularly gloomy about their state, with its high unemployment, billions of dollars in debt, decades-l ...
    July 7, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Hunter wants to sell big-game slingshot, sues DNR

    TUSCOLA — John "Chief A.J." Huffer enjoys stalking big game. And he likes to do it with a modified slingshot he says can fire arrows fast enough to ta ...
    July 7, 2014 - 12:58 pm
  • Baby falls from second-floor window in Chicago

    CHICAGO — A 10-month-old child has been hospitalized after falling from a second floor window of a Chicago home.
    July 7, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Illinois Democrats outpace GOP in fundraising

    CHICAGO — Illinois Democrats are outpacing their Republican counterparts in fundraising so far in the 2014 election cycle.
    July 7, 2014 - 12:10 pm
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