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  • Principals to bar immigration agents from Chicago schools

    CHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools has instructed its principals not to let federal immigration agents inside district buildings without a criminal warr ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 2:20 pm
  • Drew Peterson transferred out of Illinois prison system

    MENARD – Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in the disappearance of his fourt ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:32 pm
  • Austria approves U.S. extradition for Ukrainian oligarch

    VIENNA – An Austrian court on Tuesday approved a U.S. extradition request for a Ukrainian oligarch suspected of paying millions of dollars in bribes t ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:58 pm
  • Lincoln museum to showcase Cubs-Cardinals rivalry

    SPRINGFIELD – The historic and longtime rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals will be the subject of an exhibit at Springfield’ ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:58 pm
  • Bears lead Chicago sports franchises in backing measure reducing injured players' workers' compensation

    SPRINGFIELD – Should injured pro athletes be allowed to earn workers’ compensation benefits until they are 67 years old, like other workers, even if t ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:50 pm
  • State Police commander willing to beat the streets

    COLLINSVILLE – Timothy Tyler knew it wasn’t time to sit around the office.When a surprise freezing r ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 12:51 am
  • Tentative settlement reached in 2008 Illinois education lawsuit over school funding

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Urban League and the Illinois State Board of Education have reached a tentative settlement of a yearslong lawsuit that claims di ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • University of Illinois police issue letter about sexual assaults

    URBANA – Police at the University of Illinois campus in Urbana-Champaign have issued a letter about sexual assaults after three were reported in recen ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • St. Charles teen gets prosthetic legs with Boston Marathon bombing survivor's help

    CHICAGO – A 19-year-old man who lost his legs in a car accident last year has received a new pair of prosthetic limbs thanks to a survivor of the Bost ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • Suspected gang member charged in shooting death of Chicago toddler, police say

    CHICAGO – A man has been charged in a Chicago shooting captured on video that killed two people, including a toddler, and wounded a pregnant woman, po ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 11:18 pm
  • Police find nearly 130 explosives at Normal man's home

    NORMAL – Police said they seized nearly 130 explosives from the home of a central Illinois man.McLea ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 11:18 pm
  • Michel, GOP leader skilled at deal-making, dies at age 93

    WASHINGTON – Bob Michel, an affable Illinois congressman who served as leader of the Republican House minority for 14 years and was skilled at seeking ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 12:03 am
  • Illinois attorney general to appeal denial of request to halt worker pay

    BELLEVILLE – A judge on Thursday denied a request by the Illinois attorney general to stop paying state workers unless lawmakers resolve an ongoing bu ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 12:08 am
  • Bill requiring public universities to admit top 10 percent advances in Illinois House

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois House committee has cleared a proposal that would require public universities to admit first-time freshman applicants who fi ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 12:07 am
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner encourages 'grand bargain' with stronger reforms

    Gov. Bruce Rauner used his annual budget address Wednesday to encourage state lawmakers to reach a “grand bargain” budget deal, but said reforms that ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:47 am
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