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  • Suburban Chicago girl, 15, gets juvenile prison in half-sister's death

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl has been sentenced to juvenile prison for the fatal stabbing of her younger half-sister in J ...
    March 4, 2015 - 1:03 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana patients now number 1,600

    SPRINGFIELD — The number of Illinois patients getting state approval to use medical marijuana continues to climb.
    March 4, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Bloomington woman gets 18 years in mutilation of man's body that was burned, dumped in river

    EUREKA (AP) — A 25-year-old Bloomington woman has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for concealing a homicide and mutilating a body.
    March 4, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Judge asked to delay medical marijuana permit in Kankakee

    CHICAGO – A Cook County judge is considering a request to halt the medical marijuana permit process in one part of Illinois.
    March 3, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Chicago’s retired Cardinal George admitted to hospital

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s retired Cardinal Francis George has been admitted to the hospital for evaluation after he stopped treatment for kidney cancer more ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Drew Peterson pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire plot

    CHESTER – Drew Peterson, a former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth wife’s disappearance ...
    March 3, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • New Illinois state representative sworn in to replace Brauer

    SPRINGFIELD – A staffer for a U.S. congressman from Illinois has been sworn in to replace a state lawmaker who resigned from the General Assembly earl ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Amid talk of cuts, state superintendent warns of ‘perfect storm’ for Illinois school districts

    SPRINGFIELD – As lawmakers consider revamping Illinois’ outdated school funding formula, the state superintendent warned Tuesday that more education c ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • DCFS bill would improve investigator training

    SPRINGFIELD – Training at Illinois’ child protective services department would be revamped for the first time in its history under legislation headed ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Former Neoga police chief dies after heart attack while shoveling snow from driveway

    NEOGA (AP) — A former police chief of the Neoga Police Department has died after suffering a heart attack while shoveling snow from his driveway.
    March 3, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Status hearing set in Chicago for of Bolingbrook teen in Islamic State case

    CHICAGO — A Chicago-area man charged with trying to travel with his siblings to Syria to join the Islamic State group is scheduled to appear in court ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:41 am
  • Illinois lawmakers propose measure to battle heroin abuse

    SPRINGFIELD – Two Illinois lawmakers announced bipartisan legislation Monday that would spend $25 million to combat an epidemic of heroin and prescrip ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Former Gov. Quinn earning $11,396 monthly pension

    SPRINGFIELD – Former Gov. Pat Quinn receives a state pension of just less than $11,400 a month, although it could shrink if proposed reforms he signed ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • PharmaCann to accept its 2nd marijuana grow permit

    CHICAGO – A suburban Chicago company called PharmaCann took on a bigger role in Illinois’ medical marijuana industry Monday, confirming it would accep ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Bills would change up Illinois primary, campaign financing

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois electoral system would see changes under proposals in the state legislature, including ones on primaries and campaign finan ...
    March 2, 2015 - 11:36 pm
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