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  • Duckworth: Clinton needs to meet with Benghazi committee

    SPRINGFIELD – A war hero congresswoman appeared publicly Tuesday for the first time as a U.S. Senate hopeful, taking jabs at the Republican incumbent, ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Voters to decide whether to dissolve tiny Illinois village

    CLEARLAKE – Voters in a tiny Sangamon County village will soon decide whether the village should cease to exist.
    March 31, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Peoria insurance firm to make $15M headquarters addition

    PEORIA – The insurance firm RLI Corp. has announced a $15 million addition to its headquarters in Peoria.
    March 31, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Madigan announces Illinois anti-sexual assault effort

    CHICAGO – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Tuesday she has created a panel to recommend ways to improve prosecution rates of sexual assault ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Jobless rates fall in all Illinois metro areas

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment fell in every Illinois metro area in February. It was the 12th straight mon ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Lawmaker’s staff to face tough prosecutor in spending probe

    WASHINGTON – Some of Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock’s current and previous employees will appear before a federal grand jury next month to answer question ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:06 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
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