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  • Hastert among GOP supporters of immigration reform

    CHICAGO – Some of Illinois’ highest-profile Republicans voiced support Tuesday for an immigration overhaul that’s stalled in the U.S. House as a “mora ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Illinois audit: Police training money misspent

    SPRINGFIELD – The agency that sets standards for Illinois law enforcement officers misspent grant money for police training and didn’t keep proper rec ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Study: Minority kids hit hardest by Illinois law

    SPRINGFIELD – A 32-year-old Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, pre ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • 2014 Illinois State Fair theme 'Making Memories'

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The theme of this summer's Illinois State Fair is "Making Memories."Organiz ...
    April 22, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Man convicted in 1957 murder of girl appeals

    CHICAGO — The nearly 60-year-old case of a girl who was snatched from a northern Illinois street then choked and stabbed to death is still making its ...
    April 22, 2014 - 1:31 pm
  • Mayor orders air conditioning for Chicago schools

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ordered that air conditioning be added to every classroom in the Chicago Public Schools during the next five ...
    April 22, 2014 - 12:36 pm
  • 10 in Chicago area accused of benefits fraud

    CHICAGO – The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago has accused ten area residents of stealing a combined $1.27 million in separate Social Security fraud ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Illinois lottery winner wants to help abused women

    OAK PARK – A suburban Chicago lottery winner says she wants to use part of her winnings to help abused women and children.
    April 22, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Cahokia police probe shooting death

    CAHOKIA – Police in the southwestern Illinois village of Cahokia are looking for two people for questioning in the shooting death of a 21-year-old man ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Violent weekend leaves 8 dead in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Eight people were killed and 44 injured – including five children who were wounded when someone opened fire from a vehicle as they played ou ...
    April 22, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Durkin says Obama library unaffordable for Ill.

    SPRINGFIELD – The top Republican in the Illinois House criticized on Monday majority Democrats’ plan to offer $100 million in taxpayer money to lure B ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Woman's body found in Kishwaukee River

    ROCKFORD – Northern Illinois authorities are investigating after a kayaker found a woman's body in the Kishwaukee River.
    April 22, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Coroner identifies Bloomington man as drowning victim

    GENEVA – A 26-year-old Bloomington man had come to the Geneva area with some friends on Saturday to kayak on the Fox River, but his two-person kayak w ...
    April 22, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Mayors' group pushes for Illinois pension reform

    CHICAGO – Illinois mayors from Rockford to Peoria reiterated their call Monday for lawmakers to overhaul local police and fire pension systems to avoi ...
    April 21, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Quinn's taxes show little change from year before

    CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn has released 2013 income tax returns showing he earned roughly the same as previous years and donated a little more to charit ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:42 pm
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