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  • Autopsy reports found from 1929 Valentine's Day massacre

    CHICAGO – Written by hand, the autopsies on the seven bullet-riddled bodies vividly describe why the Valentine's Day massacre of 1929 is still conside ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Ill. to close youth correctional facility

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration announced Friday it will close the youth correctional facility in Kewanee, news that delighted a civi ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Ray LaHood, NPR host among Order of Lincoln award winners

    SPRINGFIELD – A former U.S. transportation secretary, the founder of a breast cancer charity and an NPR host are recipients of this year’s Order of Li ...
    Feb. 13, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • No suspects or motive a week after 6 found dead in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Authorities have no suspects and a motive remains elusive one week after six family members were found dead in their Chicago home, police sa ...
    Feb. 12, 2016 - 12:24 am
  • McHenry County reps react to President Obama’s Illinois Legislature address

    McHenry County representatives listened to President Barack Obama on Wednesday as he addressed the Illinois General Assembly in Springfield.
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • At Illinois General Assembly, Obama issues an appeal for political unity

    SPRINGFIELD – President Barack Obama came here nine years ago to declare it was "time to turn the page" on cynical, special- interest politics. He ret ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Illinois bill would criminalize filming fights to put online

    SPRINGFIELD – The video posted on Facebook showed a 12-year-old on the ground while another boy tried to stomp him, with classmates standing by, circl ...
    Feb. 10, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • Illinois State Museum says it has reached deal to reopen

    SPRINGFIELD – The agency that oversees the Illinois State Museum and the governor’s office have reached an agreement to reopen the facility and its sa ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Dems vying for U.S. Senate make cases

    CHICAGO – Meeting for the first time this election season, the three Illinois Democrats vying for U.S. Senate worked to distinguish themselves from ea ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Chicago Police at scene of black teen's shooting falsified reports

    CHICAGO – For more than a year after an officer shot and killed a black teen named Laquan McDonald, the Chicago Police Department had video footage th ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:29 pm
  • Illinois school funding overhaul again faces long odds

    SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers of all stripes have pledged support in recent weeks for overhauling the state’s outdated school funding formula, a nearly 30-y ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Wheaton College professor who wore headscarf to leave Christian school

    CHICAGO — A Christian college near Chicago has announced a political science professor who wore a headscarf when she asserted that Christians and Musl ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Chicago officer sues estate of teen he shot, claiming trauma

    CHICAGO – A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit a ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • Police think 6 Chicago deaths result of 'targeted incident'

    CHICAGO – Authorities on Saturday released the names of six family members found dead this week in their southwest side home – the victims of what Chi ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • Lake County offering mental health training to officers

    WAUKEGAN – Law enforcement officials in Lake County are undergoing training that could be used as a statewide model in Illinois to help officers ident ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 11:14 pm
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