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  • Morton teen charged in library knife attack to get mental exam

    PEKIN (AP) — A mental fitness exam will be done on a 19-year-old central Illinois man accused of trying to kill a 75-year-old man and attack children ...
    NEW: Dec. 1, 2015 - 3:29 pm
  • Timeline: Laquan McDonald shooting, fallout from video of Chicago cop shooting teen being released

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired Chicago's police superintendent Tuesday and named a task force to study police accountability in the aftermath ...
    NEW: Dec. 1, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fires police chief in wake of video release

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired the city's police superintendent Tuesday, a week after the release of a dash-cam video that showed a white Chi ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 1, 2015 - 3:20 pm
  • Beach Park man charged with murdering wife, stepson with baseball bat

    WAUKEGAN — A 47-year-old northern Illinois man is accused of beating his wife and teenage stepson to death with a metal baseball bat.
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Deere lays off 220 employees, citing sales drop

    MOLINE – Deere & Co. is laying off about 220 workers from its Seeding and Cylinder operation in its hometown as agricultural machinery sales slump.
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:48 am
  • Judge orders Illinois to pay home health workers' insurance

    EAST ST. LOUIS – A judge has ordered Illinois to pay more than $13 million to cover the cost of health insurance for home health care workers.
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:48 am
  • 3rd man charged with murder in Chicago triple homicide

    CHICAGO – Authorities said a third person has been charged in connection with a shooting that killed three people at a barbecue party near a Chicago p ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:48 am
  • Police shooting of black teen cited in University of Chicago threat

    CHICAGO – Federal authorities said an online threat that led the University of Chicago to cancel classes Monday targeted whites and was motivated by t ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Illinois cities, counties demand action amid state budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD — Nervous mayors and county officials are piping up about the Illinois budget crisis, with one city even threatening to turn off the light ...
    Dec. 1, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • University of Chicago threat a response to Laquan McDonald shooting, feds say

    CHICAGO — An online threat against the University of Chicago that led the school to cancel all activities Monday appears to have been motivated by the ...
    Nov. 30, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Micro-lending fund gives $120K in 1st 2 months

    SPRINGFIELD – The city of Springfield’s new micro-lending program has given out a total of $120,000 in loans to small business owners and entrepreneur ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Race to settle national budget fight means resolving policy disputes

    WASHINGTON – Farm-state lawmakers are trying to thwart new clean water rules.Banks are looking to ea ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Protest over Chicago teen's shooting ties up retail district

    CHICAGO – Hundreds of protesters blocked store entrances and shut down four lanes of traffic in Chicago’s ritziest shopping district Black Friday to d ...
    Nov. 28, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Teen killed by Chicago officer had broken, troubled family

    CHICAGO – A black teenager shot 16 times by a white Chicago police officer was a ward of the state when he died, having spent years being shuttled bet ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 1:31 am
  • Rauner faces challenges in move to block Syrian refugees

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner said his moratorium attempting to block Syrian refugees from resettling in Illinois is simply a request for the Obama ...
    Nov. 27, 2015 - 1:24 am
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