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  • Party on, Abe: Illinois named top party school in the U.S.

    CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois stakes claim to 23 Nobel Prize winners and tech prowess that contributed to the creation of YouTube, Netscape, ...
    NEW: Aug. 3, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • Man killed when storm slams tent down on crowd near Chicago

    CHICAGO – A man was killed and more than a dozen injured on Sunday when a tent where people had sought shelter during a brief storm blew off its moori ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Rapper arrested after encouraging fans to jump barricades

    CHICAGO – Chicago officials say rapper Travis Scott is facing disorderly conduct charges after encouraging fans to jump over security barricades durin ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Task force hopes to help Mitsubishi, its employees

    NORMAL – Officials in Bloomington, Normal and McLean County have set up a task force to help Mitsubishi Motors employees who will soon lose their jobs ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent prot ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Storms with high winds, rain and hail pound Chicago area

    CHICAGO – Severe storms swept through the Chicago area packing high winds, rain and hail that toppled trees and power lines, but there were no immedia ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Some Midwest farmers' crops falter in record rains

    INDIANAPOLIS – Weeks of record rainfalls drenched Don Lamb’s cornfields this summer, drowning some plants and leaving others yellowed, 2 feet tall and ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • Hastert closes PAC, moves $10,000 to defense fund

    CHICAGO – Federal election records indicate that former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has closed his political action committee and moved $10,000 ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Chicago preliminary budget estimate shows huge shortfall

    CHICAGO – A preliminary budget released by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel shows a gaping budget shortfall for 2016 that could grow to $754 million and bey ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers evade pressure to buckle on budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois has entered its second month without a state budget, and there's no indication that summer's dog days will present any new oppo ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 12:14 am
  • Judge approves place for Mel Reynolds to stay while on bond

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has approved a long-term residence for former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds to stay while free on bond on tax charges.
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:33 am
  • 164 skydivers smash head-down world record in Illinois

    OTTAWA – Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation Friday over central ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:33 am
  • Blago attorney says he’ll ask full court for rehearing

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will ask a full appellate court in Chicago to rehear his appeal after a panel of three judges rece ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:31 am
  • Judge refuses to toss suit over red light cameras

    CHICAGO – A request by the city of Chicago to toss a lawsuit challenging the fairness and constitutionality of its controversial red light camera prog ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:31 am
  • Chicago poised to require breast-feeding rooms at airports

    CHICAGO – City Council members recommended Friday that lactation rooms be placed in every terminal at Chicago’s two major airports, a move that one al ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:30 am
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