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  • Large crowds turn out for women's marches across Illinois

    CHICAGO – Dorothy DeCarlo burned her bra during college 50 years ago to fight for women’s rights. As she stood among a sea of people gathered for a wo ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 11:39 pm
  • Illinois Senate leaders promise budget-deal vote Wednesday

    CHICAGO – Illinois Senate leaders plan to vote on a compromise budget deal next week, and hope the House will be willing to work with them on a measur ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 12:15 am
  • University of Illinois trustees endorse plan to increase enrollment

    CHICAGO – University of Illinois' board of trustees on Thursday endorsed an ambitious plan from the system's president to increase enrollment by nearl ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:49 am
  • U.S. court cites right to gun-range use, tosses Chicago limits

    CHICAGO – The city of Chicago is grappling with another in a series of defeats in its bid to regulate guns and tamp down gun violence, this time after ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:38 am
  • Miller: Dems 'defensive,' 'joyless' in picking Madigan again

    If I had to choose a word to describe the Democrats' nominating speeches for House Speaker Michael Madigan's re-election last week, it would be either ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:19 pm
  • Chicago colleges to host 1st federal cybersecurity training

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the federal Department of Defense hope a new program will turn the city into a place where college students c ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:48 pm
  • Chicago mom charged after 5-year-old daughter shoots herself

    CHICAGO – Police say a 5-year-old Chicago girl is in serious condition after she shot herself in the abdomen with a handgun that she found in her moth ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 1:56 pm
  • Chicago area to see nine fewer mild summer days by end of century because of climate change, study finds

    WASHINGTON – Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind project ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 9:15 am
  • Rauner recommends Vallas for Chicago State trustees chairman

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Tuesday that he wants former political rival and veteran school administrator Paul Vallas to be chairman of Chicago S ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 9:12 pm
  • Police: 3 dead, 1 hurt following crash on Chicago expressway

    CHICAGO – Illinois State Police say three people have died following an early-morning crash on the Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • What's next after report on Chicago police?

    CHICAGO – The release of a damning Department of Justice report, which found civil-rights abuses permeate Chicago’s 12,000-officer police force, was i ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:24 pm
  • Illinois Senate vows swift action on ambitious budget plan

    SPRINGFIELD – If last week's action is any indication, the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Illinois Senate are serious about attempting to bu ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 3:26 am
  • Chicago police officer fatally shoots fleeing gunman

    CHICAGO – A police officer confronted by a fleeing gunman suspected of shooting three people fatally shot the man early Sunday, Chicago police said.
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 3:24 am
  • Illinois schools boost recruitment for substitute teachers

    CHATHAM – Faced with a shortage of substitute teachers, school districts in Illinois are increasing their recruitment efforts and getting a boost from ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 11:42 pm
  • Chicago pledges improvements to police after scathing Justice Department report

    CHICAGO – Chicago officials are pledging to revamp the city Police Department after a scathing federal report, but a change in presidential administra ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 11:41 pm
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