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  • Minor injuries after plane catches fire at Chicago airport

    CHICAGO – An unknown number of people suffered minor injuries when an American Airlines flight caught fire on the runway at Chicago's O'Hare Internati ...
    NEW: Oct. 28, 2016 - 4:39 pm
  • Kirk, Duckworth participate in first televised Senate debate

    SPRINGFIELD – In a debate packed with testy exchanges, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk ribbed Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s family history of ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Opponents emerge against Illinois road fund ballot question

    CHICAGO – The first question on Illinois’ ballots in the next month’s election isn’t for president or senator, but a constitutional amendment aimed at ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Illinois has highest number of registered voters since 1970

    CHICAGO – The number of registered active voters in Illinois ahead of next month's election is at its highest since 1970, even edging past the number ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • Ideal rain, temperatures mean good Illinois pumpkin crop

    URBANA – University of Illinois pumpkin crop experts said this year's harvest looks to be much better than year, when yield losses were predicted.
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 10:50 pm
  • Driver who fled Milwaukee crash that killed 3 surrenders

    MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee police said a motorist who fled after causing a car crash that killed three women from Chicago and injured their Uber driver has ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • U of Illinois-Springfield starts food pantry for students

    SPRINGFIELD – A graduate student at the University of Illinois' Springfield campus has started a food pantry for students.
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 10:50 pm
  • Obama's library materials to travel from capital to Illinois

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – Some of the White House materials bound for President Barack Obama's presidential library in Chicago will start making their way fro ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 10:50 pm
  • For some low-income workers, retirement is only a dream

    CHICAGO – It was a striking image. A photo of an 89-year-old man hunched over, struggling to push his cart with frozen treats.
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 10:49 pm
  • Overjoyed Chicago Cubs fans turn attention to World Series

    CHICAGO – With a mix of euphoria, relief and disbelief, long-suffering Cubs fans are shaking off superstitions and setting their sights on the team’s ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Incoming Caterpillar CEO brings 3 decades of experience

    PEORIA – Caterpillar Inc. officials said the company's new CEO will bring experience in the global markets and an understanding and respect for the co ...
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Dems count on Duckworth 'W;' Kirk predicts strong finish

    CHICAGO – Illinois was once billed as one of November’s most competitive U.S. Senate races. Now, Democrats are counting on U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth t ...
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Attack in Kabul killed Illinois soldier

    FAIRVIEW – A decorated U.S. soldier from Illinois and an Army civilian employee from Oklahoma who both had been deployed multiple times to support mil ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Chicago suburb raises legal age to buy tobacco to 21

    HIGHLAND PARK – A suburban Chicago community is raising the legal age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21.
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Cook County lawyer who posed as judge charged

    CHICAGO – A Chicago-area judicial candidate who was once on the fast track to a high-salary, high-status job as a judge now faces charges of impersona ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 11:26 pm
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