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  • U.S. Sen. Durbin says he's taking Oberweis seriously

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he’s taking his opponent in the November election more seriously than any challenger since he first was elected t ...
    April 20, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Video gambling exclusion list prompts questions

    SPRINGFIELD – A proposed “exclusion list” designed to keep criminals away from the video gambling industry is prompting questions from those who want ...
    April 20, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Elgin man gets 15-year sentence for drug sale

    ELGIN – A 30-year-old Elgin man has been handed a 15-year prison sentence for selling cocaine near a public park.
    April 20, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Lawyer: No more appeals for ex-Dixon comptroller

    CHICAGO – A former comptroller who stole almost $54 million from a northern Illinois community has decided she won’t further attempt to have her nearl ...
    April 20, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Firm captures memories for generations of family

    DECATUR – In over 25 years of filming, Bob and Brenda Wilcott of Decatur have found one type of production has proven more meaningful than the rest.
    April 20, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Former death row inmate details difficulties

    CHICAGO – A former death row inmate whose wrongful murder conviction helped bring about the end of Illinois’ death penalty said life has recently been ...
    April 20, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Quinn: New controls coming after Medicaid paid for dead

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn promised tighter controls Saturday after a review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for ...
    April 19, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Illinois county requiring reflective house numbers

    PEKIN – A central Illinois county is reminding residents about a new ordinance that requires property owners to post reflective house numbers so first ...
    April 19, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Chicago cops to patrol most violent areas on bikes

    CHICAGO – Some of the police officers who have been patrolling Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods on foot are getting bicycles.
    April 19, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • $14M awarded in suit linking contraceptive, stroke

    CHICAGO – A jury has awarded $14 million to a suburban Chicago woman who sued her doctor over a debilitating stroke she suffered after taking the birt ...
    April 19, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • GOP officials who wanted Brady out replaced

    SPRINGFIELD – A crop of Republican officials who wanted to oust former Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady for his statements supporting same-sex marriage ...
    April 19, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • GOP lawmaker objects to 9-0 vote for Obama library

    CHICAGO – At least one Republican lawmaker says he’s filing a protest after an Illinois House committee recorded a 9-0 vote to commit $100 million to ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Democrats: Illinois schools could face major cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Most of Illinois’ 860 school districts would see cuts in funding if the state’s temporary tax increase is rolled back as scheduled, acco ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Spike in mumps cases reported across Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Public health officials are investigating a sharp increase in the number of mumps cases recorded in central Illinois.
    April 18, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Illinois' mining-oversight official fired

    ST. LOUIS – A top administrator with the Illinois state agency that regulates coal mining and other energy interests has been fired, becoming the late ...
    April 18, 2014 - 10:58 pm
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