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  • Chicago has biggest population dip as southern states grow

    CHICAGO – The last straw that convinced Chicago native Marissa Marshall it was time to move away was hearing dangerously close gunfire in the rough ne ...
    March 23, 2017 - 11:52 pm
  • Chicago teen's rape watched on Facebook Live stirs questions about witnessing crimes online

    CHICAGO – The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who authorities said was raped while about 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have c ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:29 pm
  • Chicago 'Batman' pleads guilty to brokering 77 illegal gun sales

    CHICAGO – A Chicago man has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he brokered 77 illegal gun transactions, sometimes selling weapons that had been st ...
    March 22, 2017 - 8:12 pm
  • Adler Planetarium hosting events based on 'Hidden Figures'

    CHICAGO – A Chicago museum and planetarium are teaming up to host three days of events inspired by the stories portrayed in the Oscar-nominated movie ...
    March 22, 2017 - 8:09 pm
  • Sears has "substantial doubt" about its future

    NEW YORK – Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says that there is "substantial doubt" that it will be able to keep its doors open.
    March 22, 2017 - 9:53 am
  • Chicago teen apparently gang-raped on Facebook Live, police say

    CHICAGO – A 15-year-old Chicago girl was apparently sexually assaulted by five or six men or boys on Facebook Live, and none of the roughly 40 people ...
    March 21, 2017 - 11:44 pm
  • Illinois budget woes affect Peoria abuse prevention center

    PEORIA – The Peoria County mother first came to the Center for Prevention of Abuse more than a decade ago to get aid for herself and her infant daught ...
    March 21, 2017 - 11:44 pm
  • Illinois governor announces cybersecurity plan

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has unveiled a broad-based cybersecurity plan.The Republica ...
    March 21, 2017 - 11:44 pm
  • Body cam video shows charged Illinois officer punching man

    SPRINGFIELD – Newly released police body camera footage from Springfield shows an officer punching a 19-year-old man nearly a dozen times.
    March 21, 2017 - 11:44 pm
  • Illinois treasurer to auction off unclaimed property

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois treasurer’s office is auctioning off almost 500 unclaimed items ranging from collectible coins to jewelry and baseball card ...
    March 21, 2017 - 11:44 pm
  • Chicago planetarium hosts event based on 'Hidden Figures'

    CHICAGO – A Chicago museum and planetarium are teaming up to host three days of events inspired by the stories portrayed in the Oscar-nominated movie ...
    March 21, 2017 - 10:18 pm
  • 124 Illinois prison nurses get layoff notices

    SPRINGFIELD – The 124 union nurses working in Illinois prisons have received layoff notices telling them their jobs are being privatized, according to ...
    March 21, 2017 - 4:51 pm
  • Illinois teachers' pension spiking continues despite $130 billion deficit

    With an unfunded Illinois Teachers’ Retirement System liability estimated at $71.4 billion, taxpayers might think school boards across the state are r ...
    March 21, 2017 - 1:33 pm
  • Illinois Sen. Daniel Biss says he's running for governor in 2018

    CHICAGO – State Sen. Daniel Biss said Monday that he’s running for Illinois governor in 2018, joining a growing field of Democrats hoping to unseat Re ...
    March 21, 2017 - 12:05 am
  • Ebert Film Festival announces first 2 films

    CHAMPAIGN – Roger Ebert’s film festival this year will include 2016 psychological thriller “Elle” and a film delving into the life of TV icon Norman L ...
    March 19, 2017 - 10:50 pm
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