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  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn names comptroller after Judy Baar Topinka's death

    CHICAGO — Outgoing Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn tapped a member of his inner circle Friday to temporarily replace late Republican Comptroller Judy Baar T ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Chicago inmate stabs attorney with makeshift knife in Cook County jail, prosecutor says

    CHICAGO — Authorities have charged a Cook County inmate who they say stabbed his assistant public defender with a makeshift knife during a jailhouse v ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:26 am
  • Brookfield Zoo welcomes 2nd dolphin calf in 5 days

    BROOKFIELD (AP) — The Brookfield Zoo is welcoming the second bottlenose dolphin born in the western Chicago suburb in five days.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:23 am
  • Rockford man pleads guilty but mentally ill in beating death of 75-year-old

    ROCKFORD — A Rockford man has pleaded guilty but mentally ill in the beating death of a 75-year-old woman.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:21 am
  • Chicago man charged in downtown Fifth Third Bank robbery

    CHICAGO — A Chicago man suspected in two bank robberies is facing federal charges in one of the alleged heists.
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 9:20 am
  • Galesburg veterans facility named in honor of Lane Evans

    GALESBURG – President Barack Obama has signed legislation naming a veterans' clinic after a late Illinois congressman.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 6:24 pm
  • George Ryan: Thaw in Cuba relations will open markets

    CHICAGO – Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, who made a historic trip to Cuba 15 years ago, says restoring diplomatic relations with the island nation ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 6:23 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn calls special session for comptroller election

    CHICAGO — Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn has called state lawmakers back to Springfield next month to consider a 2016 special election to replace the late Co ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:27 pm
  • Illinois fails to monitor children who run away from foster homes, report says

    SPRINGFIELD — An audit has found that Illinois does a poor job monitoring and tracking children who run away from foster homes.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:25 pm
  • Illinois unemployment rate falls to 6.4 percent

    CHAMPAIGN — Illinois' unemployment rate fell in November to its lowest level since June 2008, hitting 6.4 percent, the state Department of Employment ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • Suburban Chicago man and former tutor arrested in child porn case

    PARK RIDGE — Authorities in Cook County say they've arrested a suburban Chicago man who once worked as a tutor for middle school and high school stude ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Firefighters rescue special needs boy from Rockford home fire, chief says

    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Rockford firefighters have rescued a 14-year-old boy who they found hiding in the basement under a sheet during a home fire.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Illinois brothers plead guilty to U.S. tax fraud

    PEORIA — Two Illinois brothers have pleaded guilty in what federal authorities say was a $6.1 million tax fraud scheme.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:26 am
  • Kraft Foods CEO Tony Vernon to retire; Chairman John Cahill named successor

    NORTHFIELD — Kraft Foods Group Inc. says that CEO Tony Vernon plans to retire later this month. The company named Chairman John Cahill as his successo ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:23 am
  • Trial set for Waukegan mother accused of murder

    WAUKEGAN – A trial has been set in March for a Waukegan mother accused of killing her 11-year-old daughter.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:29 pm
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