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  • Arrest made after man sped into naval station

    CHICAGO — Authorities say a man is in custody after he allegedly sped through the main gate of a Chicago-area naval station and slammed into two secur ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • 'American Idol' audition to be held at state fair

    SPRINGFIELD – A trip to the Illinois State Fair this year could earn you a record contract.The telev ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • Illinois woman gets 7 years for delivering cocaine

    BELVIDERE – A northern Illinois woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to delivering cocaine to a police informant ne ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • 2 men rescued from bucket lift in Illinois

    MOLINE – Harnesses and other safety equipment are being credited with saving the lives of two men who found themselves stranded in a bucket lift 120 f ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • Rauner says he’ll be ‘champion’ for farmers

    CHICAGO – Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner said Thursday he would work to reduce taxes and regulatory burdens on farmers and would trave ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

    CHICAGO – A demoted executive shot and critically wounded his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a high-rise office buildin ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Remains in Illinois shed are a woman from Decatur

    ROCHESTER — Police say human remains found inside a shed in Rochester are those of a 43-year-old woman from Decatur.
    July 31, 2014 - 12:28 pm
  • Chicago mayor defends welcoming immigrant kids

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says bringing to Chicago some 1,000 immigrant children who have fled Central America is simply the right thing to ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Chicago ordinance requires permits for pot shops

    CHICAGO — Chicago aldermen have approved an ordinance requiring medical marijuana retailers to obtain a special use permit before setting up a shop.
    July 31, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Music director fired over same-sex marriage plans

    INVERNESS – The longtime music director at a suburban Chicago Roman Catholic church says he was fired after posting on social media plans to marry his ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • State Fair grandstand won't be fixed for opening

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Fair officials say repairs to the grandstand roof won't be done by the time the fair opens next week, but the grandstand ...
    July 31, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Japanese firm expands Rochelle rail car plant

    ROCHELLE – A Japanese rail car manufacturer is expanding its plant in north-central Illinois, adding 90 jobs.
    July 30, 2014 - 11:04 pm
  • Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

    CHICAGO – Facing ballooning costs for a $1,000 pill to treat hepatitis C, Illinois' Medicaid program is putting tight restrictions in place, including ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Governor candidates differ on overseas tax breaks

    CHICAGO (AP) — The practice of U.S. corporations reorganizing overseas with foreign entities to cut taxes back home has emerged as an issue in Illinoi ...
    July 30, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • Quinn: State will 'prevail' in Shakman lawsuit

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says attorneys representing the state will be ready to defend their position in a lawsuit scrutinizing hiring in his Dep ...
    July 30, 2014 - 4:08 pm
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