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  • Voters to decide whether to dissolve tiny Illinois village

    CLEARLAKE, Ill. (AP) – Voters in a tiny Sangamon County village will soon decide whether the village should cease to exist.
    March 31, 2015 - 12:43 pm
  • Joliet teens arrested and charged with child pornography

    JOLIET — Joliet police arrested four Joliet Central High School students and charged them with child pornography after authorities said they posted on ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Violence wanes in Chicago, but fear looms over mayor's race

    CHICAGO – A few years ago, violence on Chicago streets thrust a recently elected mayor into the national spotlight as shootouts in some of the city's ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Aunt of men accused in terror plot: They’re ‘not monsters’

    CHICAGO – An aunt of two Aurora men accused of plotting a terrorist attack on a military facility in northern Illinois said Monday the allegations per ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • 2 decades after crash, Willis family gets new TV show

    CHICAGO – A new TV show is set to focus on the grandchildren of a couple who lost six kids in a 1994 van crash that was linked to the investigation an ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Duckworth makes video announcement for 2016 Senate bid

    CHICAGO – Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois announced Monday she’s running for U.S. Senate in 2016, setting up a high-profile challenge ...
    March 30, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Want a bridge? One’s for sale in central Illinois

    LACON – Anyone interested in buying an old 80-foot steel and concrete bridge can get one in central Illinois’ Marshall County.
    March 29, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • 7-year-old plane crash survivor to live with half-sister

    NASHVILLE – An Illinois judge has granted legal guardianship of a 7-year-old girl who survived a Kentucky plane crash that killed four family members ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Peoria recycling program inundated with tires

    PEORIA – A tire recycling program designed to clean up neighborhoods in Peoria was so popular volunteers had to turn people away after just two hours.
    March 29, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Illinois auto-theft task forces closing due to budget crisis

    SPRINGFIELD – Officials with police-run auto-theft task forces say they are shutting down across Illinois due to state spending freezes.
    March 29, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Nursing schools seek cure for educator shortage

    BLOOMINGTON – With her advanced degrees, Amanda Hopkins could make a lot more money as a practicing nurse rather than as an assistant professor of nur ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Bill pushes for possible municipal bankruptcies in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Stressed by pension debt, other financial issues and the possibility of losing a chunk of their state aid, some Illinois cities want the ...
    March 29, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Catholic bishops call for bell ringing marking war’s end

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ Catholic bishops are calling on schools and parishes across the state to ring their bells next month to mark the end of the Ci ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Bison to graze at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

    CHICAGO – A small herd of around two dozen bison could be grazing on restored grassland south of Chicago as soon as this fall now that the Midewin Nat ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Chicago universities study astronaut on 1 year space mission

    CHICAGO – Three Chicago-area universities are taking part in the research to examine the health effects on an American astronaut of spending a year in ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm
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