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  • Low-level Chicago drug offenders to get treatment, not jail

    CHICAGO – Cook County will no longer prosecute most misdemeanor marijuana possession cases and will steer many nonviolent felony drug cases in and aro ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Illinois university faculty among best paid in Big 10

    CHAMPAIGN – Faculty pay at the University of Illinois is among the highest in the Big Ten.The Champa ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Autopsy set after man's body found in vehicle in Rock River

    ROCKFORD – Authorities in Rockford say an autopsy is planned on a 24-year-old man whose body was found in a vehicle submerged in the Rock River.
    April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Illinois tornado raises concerns on warnings in rural areas

    CANTRALL – A deadly tornado in the small northern Illinois community of Fairdale earlier this month is raising questions about how best to warn rural ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • Illinois prisons chief says union contracts causing problems

    SPRINGFIELD – The new director of Illinois prisons says union contracts are the source of many problems within the Illinois Department of Corrections ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • GOP’s Darin LaHood favored in race to replace Schock

    SPRINGFIELD – The son of former federal cabinet member and longtime congressman Ray LaHood remained the overwhelming favorite Monday as the field took ...
    April 20, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Hopes dim for school funding formula overhaul’s passage

    SPRINGFIELD – Despite a revamp to ease partisan and regional opposition, Illinois lawmakers now see little chance of passing legislation this session ...
    April 19, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • State education board member quits over superintendent hire

    CHICAGO – A key member of the Illinois State Board of Education has formally resigned over concerns about the way new Superintendent Tony Smith was hi ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Police say Chicago woman starved 2 pit bulls to death

    CHICAGO – A 24-year-old Chicago woman has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals after authorities say she starved two puppy pit bulls to dea ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Feds seek files on elite nonprofit in Chicago schools probe

    CHICAGO – Federal investigators looking into Chicago Public Schools’ dealings with a leadership training academy also are examining records involving ...
    April 19, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Wearable defibrillator saves Downs man's life

    DOWNS – Mark Humble was about to sit down to dinner last Christmas when he felt as if someone was driving a rod through his chest.
    April 18, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Cemetery trees trimmed before Lincoln funeral re-enactment

    SPRINGFIELD – Preparations for next month's re-enactment of Abraham Lincoln's funeral include tree trimming at Springfield's Oak Ridge Cemetery.
    April 18, 2015 - 8:56 pm
  • Funeral for Cardinal George set for Thursday

    CHICAGO – Funeral services for Cardinal Francis George will be held Thursday at Chicago's Holy Name Cathedral.
    April 18, 2015 - 8:56 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner trying to broker mega-deal in Illinois Legislature

    SPRINGFIELD – Seizing on Illinois' budget crisis as a political opportunity, Republican businessman-turned-governor Bruce Rauner is trying to broker a ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Pope expresses sadness for Cardinal Francis George's death

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has expressed sadness for the death of Cardinal Francis George, the retired Chicago archbishop.
    April 18, 2015 - 8:13 am
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