• Flight attendants celebrate 25 years of in-flight smoking ban

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  • Naperville retiree wins $265M jackpot in Mega Millions drawing

    CHICAGO — A 70-year-old retired professional driver from Naperville has won the largest prize in Illinois Lottery history.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Teen accused of re-enacting '50 Shades of Grey' during sexual assault

    CHICAGO — A University of Illinois at Chicago student accused of sexual assault has told campus police he was attempting to re-enact scenes from the f ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 9:07 am
  • Historic U.S.-Iran nuclear deal could be taking shape

    GENEVA – Edging toward a historic compromise, the U.S. and Iran reported progress Monday on a deal that would clamp down on Tehran’s nuclear activitie ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Saving for retirement: Obama proposal sets up Wall St. fight

    WASHINGTON – Tapping the anxieties of aging baby boomers, President Barack Obama on Monday called for tougher standards on brokers who manage retireme ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Pentagon chief convenes counter-IS meeting, lauds strategy

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter convened an extraordinary war council Monday on Iraq’s doorstep six days after taking office, ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • IUDs, hormone implants growing more popular among US women

    CHICAGO – Long-acting but reversible methods of birth control are becoming increasingly popular among U.S. women, with IUDs redesigned after safety sc ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • Ukraine delays heavy weapons pullback, blames rebel attacks

    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine delayed a promised pullback of heavy weapons from the front line Monday, blaming continuing attacks from separatist rebels in ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Chicago Mayor Emanuel looks to avoid runoff for 2nd term

    CHICAGO – In a city where the voters like tough-talking politicians, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s pugnacious style is being put to the test Tuesday as ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Illinois lawmakers form school shootings task force

    CHICAGO – A task force of Illinois lawmakers looking at ways to prevent school shootings by helping mentally ill children before they lash out violent ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Proposal would have grads who leave Illinois repay state aid

    SPRINGFIELD – A measure introduced in the Illinois legislature would make students pay back certain tuition breaks from the state if they leave Illino ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Records show doctors part of Illinois marijuana businesses

    CHICAGO – At least three doctors are listed in records as being involved with medical marijuana businesses in Illinois.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Depot with Lincoln connection on national register

    SPRINGFIELD – A railroad depot where Abraham Lincoln spoke before leaving for his first inauguration is among 23 Illinois sites added last year to the ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Trial of trucker opens Tuesday in fatal 2014 crash by Aurora

    WHEATON – A trial is set to begin Tuesday for a truck driver charged in a 2014 crash that killed an Illinois Tollway worker and seriously injured a St ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:27 am
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    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:36 am
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