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  • Protesters to target Chicago shopping area on Black Friday

    CHICAGO – Small groups of demonstrators gathered again Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot by a white police officer, and they urged s ...
    Nov. 26, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Chicago police officer who shot black teen amassed 18 civilian complaints

    CHICAGO – The white Chicago police officer charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a black teenager was the subject of 18 civilian c ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • Lawsuit challenges Illinois ban on marijuana campaign money

    CHICAGO – Two Libertarian political candidates have asked a federal court to declare unconstitutional an Illinois ban on political contributions from ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • Chicago police officer charged with murder in killing of black teen

    CHICAGO – A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times last year was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the c ...
    Nov. 25, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • University of Illinois hikes aid, drops scores for in-state students

    CHAMPAIGN – After years of pursuing higher-paying international students and watching in-state enrollment fall, the University of Illinois’ flagship c ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • Emanuel meeting ministers to discuss police shooting video

    CHICAGO – Amid concerns about possible unrest, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel invited ministers and community activists to City Hall on Monday to discuss ...
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Democratic state Sen. Biss won't run for comptroller in 2016

    CHICAGO – Illinois state Sen. Daniel Biss said he won’t seek the Democratic nomination for state comptroller in 2016.
    Nov. 24, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Eileen Quinn, mother of former Gov. Pat Quinn, dies at 98

    CHICAGO – Eileen Quinn, the mother of former Gov. Pat Quinn and a pillar of support for him during bruising campaigns, has died. She was 98.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Weather extremes spur farmers’ interest in cover crops

    WICHITA, Kan. – Weather extremes have reignited farmers’ interest in planting cover crops, a traditional farming practice that is gaining renewed popu ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Fire breaks out in Chicago's Hancock skyscraper

    CHICAGO – Authorities say a fire that broke out about halfway up the John Hancock Center, one of Chicago's tallest skyscrapers, has been put out. Five ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • St. Charles man sentenced to 26 years in home invasion

    ST. CHARLES – A St. Charles man received a 26-year prison term for breaking into a home in the early morning as its residents slept.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • SEIU Healthcare sues to force state pay on workers' health

    SPRINGFIELD – A labor union representing home health care workers in Illinois has filed legal action to force the government to pay health insurance c ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Charge announced related to Cook County court clerk's office

    CHICAGO – The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago has announced an indictment in what it describes as an ongoing investigation of the Cook County Circui ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Chicago nightclub owners get probation in stampede deaths

    CHICAGO – The owners of a Chicago nightclub where 21 people were crushed to death in a stairwell in 2003 while fleeing pepper spray were sentenced Fri ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Illinois officials seek supplier for body cameras

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois officials have taken another step toward equipping police officers with body cameras.
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:59 am
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