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  • Illinois farm groups foresee market growth in Cuba

    BLOOMINGTON – Illinois farm groups are looking to Cuba as a growing market for corn, soybeans, pork and other products the state produces, and they se ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Illinois Tollway expects spike in holiday traffic

    DOWNERS GROVE – Illinois Tollway officials said they expect nearly 17.6 million vehicles to use the northern Illinois interstate system during the nex ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Ex-Midlothian deputy police chief convicted

    CHICAGO – A jury has convicted a former deputy police chief in Midlothian for using excessive force in beating a drinker in the early morning hours of ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Stolen laptop held Northwestern patient data

    CHICAGO – A major Chicago health care system has apologized to nearly 3,000 patients whose personal information was on an unencrypted laptop that was ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • 2 charged with stealing from Salvation Army bucket

    WHEATON – Two suburban Chicago men have been charged with stealing a Salvation Army donation bucket and leading police on a high-speed chase.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • Illinois man who fled burglary trial is sentenced

    PEORIA – A central Illinois man who fled from a courthouse during his burglary trial has been sentenced to 21 years in prison.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:22 pm
  • U.S. criminal probes nab 13; race questions raised

    SPRINGFIELD – In the past three years, U.S. Attorney James Lewis’s office has dug up enough evidence of stolen taxpayer money to justify prison time f ...
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Incoming University of Illinois president sees university as economic asset

    CHAMPAIGN – Incoming University of Illinois President Timothy L. Killeen says he wants to build the school into a stronger economic asset to the state ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Rockford man pleads guilty in beating death

    ROCKFORD – A Rockford man has pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the beating death of a 75-year-old woman.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Report analyzes Nov. 4 election in Cook County

    CHICAGO – Cook County Clerk David Orr's review of the Nov. 4 election shows a 69 percent increase in early voting and increased younger-voter particip ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Madigan says T-Mobile settlement shields consumers

    CHICAGO – The Illinois attorney general's office says anyone who thinks they were among T-Mobile customers charged for cellphone text services they di ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Brookfield Zoo welcomes 2nd dolphin calf in 5 days

    BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield Zoo is welcoming the second bottlenose dolphin born in the western Chicago suburb in five days.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Ex-Chicago gang member released after testimony

    CHICAGO – A former member of a notorious Chicago street gang who was once convicted of murder and sentenced to death has been released from prison aft ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn names comptroller after Judy Baar Topinka's death

    CHICAGO — Outgoing Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn tapped a member of his inner circle Friday to temporarily replace late Republican Comptroller Judy Baar T ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Chicago inmate stabs attorney with makeshift knife in Cook County jail, prosecutor says

    CHICAGO — Authorities have charged a Cook County inmate who they say stabbed his assistant public defender with a makeshift knife during a jailhouse v ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:26 am
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