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  • Illinois' Dick Durbin gets a shot at political redemption

    WASHINGTON – For all its fraught politics and geopolitical import, the Iran nuclear agreement offers something very personal for Sen. Dick Durbin of I ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:51 am
  • Awards recognize Illinois students with big ideas

    URBANA – The University of Illinois is looking for high school students who are putting innovative ideas into action.
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Authorities say carbon monoxide is cause of death of 2

    DES PLAINES – Authorities said carbon monoxide poisoning was the cause of death of two men found inside a suburban Chicago town house. The Cook County ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Officials say house fire that killed 2 in Chicago suspicious

    CHICAGO – Chicago Fire Department officials said a blaze that engulfed a home in minutes and killed two men is suspicious.
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Chicago police kill man they say tried to run over officers

    CHICAGO – Chicago police officers have shot and killed a man who they said tried to run them over while fleeing the scene of a shooting. A statement r ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Illinois will be first state to lock painkiller pill bottles

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois will be the first state in the country to test out a pilot program that will put locking devices on some prescription painkille ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Authorities ID 2 who died in hazardous materials incident

    DES PLAINES – Authorities have identified two men found dead after a hazardous materials incident at a suburban Chicago town house.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Lottery winners don’t get largesse, but get left out

    SPRINGFIELD – Big-time Illinois Lottery winners aren’t getting the largesse. They’re getting left out.
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Testing shows high levels of bacteria in Chicago River

    CHICAGO – Testing by the Cook County agency handling sewage and stormwater shows high levels of bacteria from human waste at more than a dozen spots a ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Doctor fights charges he misled patients about marijuana

    CHICAGO – Supporters of an Illinois doctor who's in trouble for a marijuana recommendation say his case could have a chilling effect on other doctors' ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Cash-strapped Illinois: Can’t do the ‘impossible’ on paying

    CHICAGO – The state of Illinois asked a federal judge Friday not to hold it in contempt for missing a recent court-ordered deadline to pay services pr ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Lawyer accused of coaching clients to lie awaits fate

    CHICAGO – The question of when lawyers cross the line from zealously defending their clients to fabricating evidence is the focus of a rare trial in C ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:00 am
  • Budget expert leaves Illinois without state spending plan

    SPRINGFIELD – The contract of a budget expert tapped by Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to expire without a state budget in place. Donna Arduin will receive ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Study finds peak months for college students' 1st drug use

    CHICAGO – Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis th ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Diocese: Peoria priest removed for prior abuse allegations

    PEORIA – A central Illinois Catholic priest has been forced to step down from public ministry for past allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:14 am
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