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  • Authorities ID 2 who died in hazardous materials incident

    DES PLAINES – Authorities have identified two men found dead after a hazardous materials incident at a suburban Chicago town house.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Lottery winners don’t get largesse, but get left out

    SPRINGFIELD – Big-time Illinois Lottery winners aren’t getting the largesse. They’re getting left out.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Testing shows high levels of bacteria in Chicago River

    CHICAGO – Testing by the Cook County agency handling sewage and stormwater shows high levels of bacteria from human waste at more than a dozen spots a ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Doctor fights charges he misled patients about marijuana

    CHICAGO – Supporters of an Illinois doctor who's in trouble for a marijuana recommendation say his case could have a chilling effect on other doctors' ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Cash-strapped Illinois: Can’t do the ‘impossible’ on paying

    CHICAGO – The state of Illinois asked a federal judge Friday not to hold it in contempt for missing a recent court-ordered deadline to pay services pr ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Lawyer accused of coaching clients to lie awaits fate

    CHICAGO – The question of when lawyers cross the line from zealously defending their clients to fabricating evidence is the focus of a rare trial in C ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:00 am
  • Budget expert leaves Illinois without state spending plan

    SPRINGFIELD – The contract of a budget expert tapped by Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to expire without a state budget in place. Donna Arduin will receive ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Study finds peak months for college students' 1st drug use

    CHICAGO – Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis th ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Diocese: Peoria priest removed for prior abuse allegations

    PEORIA – A central Illinois Catholic priest has been forced to step down from public ministry for past allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:14 am
  • List limits booze sales for Illinois city's habitual drunks

    AURORA – The police department in Illinois' second largest city is going to compile a "habitual drunkard" list to help fight public intoxication.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:16 am
  • U.S. judge will privately review disputed Schock documents

    SPRINGFIELD – A judge has canceled a Friday hearing on Aaron Schock’s cooperation with a federal investigation after the former congressman turned ove ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • Illinois State Fair manager: Past attendance data inflated

    SPRINGFIELD – The new manager of the Illinois State Fair said he believes the decrease in attendance this year was caused by inflated numbers in previ ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:17 am
  • Drew Peterson seeks to toss wiretaps in murder-for-hire case

    CHESTER – Drew Peterson wants a southern Illinois judge to exclude wiretap evidence he says was improperly obtained in a murder-for-hire case involvin ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • Painted door panels from Chicago 1893 World's Fair found

    CHICAGO – Three Japanese sliding doors that were put on display at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago have been discovered in a city par ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:56 am
  • Fire causes extensive damage to Second City theater offices

    CHICAGO – Four firefighters and one other person have been injured in a fire in a building that houses the offices of Chicago's famed Second City thea ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:21 am
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