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  • Illinois lawmakers sue to get paid despite state budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD – Six state representatives filed a lawsuit Friday demanding paychecks the Illinois comptroller cut off last spring because there’s no bud ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • 3 dead after wrong-way crash on I-88 in suburban Chicago

    WARRENVILLE – Police say three people are dead following a wrong-way crash involving two cars along Interstate 88 in suburban Chicago.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 9:18 am
  • Illinois panel backs gay couple in civil union complaint

    CHICAGO – A same-sex couple denied access to a Paxton bed-and-breakfast while planning their civil union ceremony has won another legal victory in a f ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 12:45 am
  • Lawmakers face Exelon energy plan derided as 'bailout'

    SPRINGFIELD – A mammoth plan to save nuclear power plants in Illinois, derided as a corporate bailout by consumer advocates but hailed as a leap forwa ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Pipeline protesters vow to stay camped on federal land

    CANNON BALL, N.D. – Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters will not follow a government directive to leave the federal land where hundreds have camped ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • Chicago police fatally shoot 2 people in unrelated incidents

    CHICAGO – A Chicago police officer shot and killed a gunman who had killed one person and injured another early Friday, in the second fatal shooting i ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Chicago Police fatally shoot man during foot chase

    CHICAGO – Chicago Police said a sergeant responding to a call of a battery in progress on the city's South Side shot and killed a 19-year-old man duri ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Illinois hunters get more than 54K deer in season's first days

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois hunters harvested more than 54,000 deer during the first weekend of firearm deer season last weekend.
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Des Plaines hires private eye to find who leaked documents

    DES PLAINES – A Chicago suburb will spend as much as $30,000 on a private investigator to find out who leaked confidential documents to a local newspa ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • 8-year-old girl found dead in Olney in Southern Illinois, police said

    OLNEY – An 8-year-old missing girl was found dead in a Southern Illinois town, and authorities said the case is being investigated as a homicide.
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner pardons Vietnam pilot convicted as teen

    CHICAGO – Patrick McNamee was 17 when the car he was driving crashed in Illinois in 1954, killing his best friend. After pleading guilty to reckless h ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:07 pm
  • Thanksgiving travel expected to be heaviest since 2007

    CHICAGO – Elizabeth Thompson can't wait to leave the big city behind and decompress over the Thanksgiving holiday at her grandmother's house in rural ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • Chicago's reforms uneven a year after Laquan McDonald video

    CHICAGO – Laquan McDonald’s life seemed to be headed nowhere. A ward of the state who had been shuffled between relatives’ homes and foster care, he w ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • State Rep. Jack Franks takes last stab at ending Illinois lame-duck tax votes

    A local lawmaker who is leaving the General Assembly is making a final effort to make it harder to pass tax increases in the lame-duck session after e ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Extra-alarm fire reported at Old Chicago Main Post Office

    CHICAGO – An extra-alarm fire at the Old Chicago Main Post Office has been struck out with no injuries.
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 10:26 pm
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