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  • Rod Blagojevich's brother: I was federal 'pawn' to get then-governor

    CHICAGO — The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his you ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 4:56 pm
  • Cook County judge to address cameras in courtroom

    CHICAGO — The chief judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County is scheduled to address reporters about allowing cameras into courtrooms.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Autopsies set for 4 people shot dead in Rockford, Illinois

    ROCKFORD — A coroner says autopsies are planned for four people, including two young children, fatally shot in the northern Illinois community of Rock ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:32 am
  • Chicago's Lake Shore Drive reopens after fatal wrong-way car crash

    CHICAGO — A section of Chicago's iconic Lake Shore Drive that was closed after a wrong-way car crash left one person dead and several others injured h ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:31 am
  • 4 people including 2 children killed at Rockford home

    ROCKFORD – Four people, including two young boys, were killed in a shooting late Saturday at a home in the northern Illinois city of Rockford, authori ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Nauvoo woman helped decorate White House tree

    PEORIA – A southwestern Illinois woman who helped decorate the White House for Christmas says the experience was on her bucket list for years.
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Police say DNA links man to 1994 Chicago slaying

    CHICAGO – Cold case detectives in Chicago have used DNA evidence to identify and arrest a suspect in a 20-year-old murder case.
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Ill. Treasurer gave raises to dozens

    SPRINGFIELD – Outgoing Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford gave pay raises to dozens of employees – with increases ranging from 8 to 36 percent – over t ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • 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
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