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  • Chicago Police at scene of black teen's shooting falsified reports

    CHICAGO – For more than a year after an officer shot and killed a black teen named Laquan McDonald, the Chicago Police Department had video footage th ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:29 pm
  • Illinois school funding overhaul again faces long odds

    SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers of all stripes have pledged support in recent weeks for overhauling the state’s outdated school funding formula, a nearly 30-y ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 12:02 am
  • Wheaton College professor who wore headscarf to leave Christian school

    CHICAGO — A Christian college near Chicago has announced a political science professor who wore a headscarf when she asserted that Christians and Musl ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 10:56 am
  • Chicago officer sues estate of teen he shot, claiming trauma

    CHICAGO – A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit a ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • Police think 6 Chicago deaths result of 'targeted incident'

    CHICAGO – Authorities on Saturday released the names of six family members found dead this week in their southwest side home – the victims of what Chi ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • Lake County offering mental health training to officers

    WAUKEGAN – Law enforcement officials in Lake County are undergoing training that could be used as a statewide model in Illinois to help officers ident ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • Chicago FBI: 'Pinball Bandit' suspected in 5 bank robberies

    CHICAGO – The FBI is asking for help identifying a suspect they've dubbed the "Pinball Bandit" because of the frequency and locations of the banks the ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • U of I reports record number of freshman applications

    URBANA – University of Illinois officials say a record number of prospective freshmen have applied for enrollment next fall across the school's three ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • 3 held in alleged fake kidnapping scheme in Chicago suburb

    BRIDGEVIEW – Bridgeview police say three people face felony disorderly conduct charges for allegedly faking a kidnapping in hopes of getting money to ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 11:14 pm
  • Chicago 'Pinball Bandit' suspected in 5 bank robberies, FBI says

    CHICAGO — The FBI is asking for help identifying a suspect they've dubbed the "Pinball Bandit" because of the frequency and locations of the banks the ...
    Feb. 6, 2016 - 10:48 am
  • 180-year-old piano likely heard by Lincoln to play again

    SPRINGFIELD – The music score, displayed on an incongruous iPad, sits above the ivory keyboard of a piano that Abraham Lincoln likely heard.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • Police believe 6 found dead in Chicago home were targeted

    CHICAGO – Chicago police said late Friday they believe six family members found dead in their southwest side home were killed in a “targeted incident, ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Inspectors conduct flood damage assessments in Kincaid

    KINCAID – Residents of a central Illinois community still are assessing damage inflicted by floodwaters from Sangamon River.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, lawmakers unveil government consolidation bills

    Gov. Bruce Rauner and like-minded lawmakers unveiled four proposed pieces of legislation Friday aimed at helping reduce the state’s 7,000 units of gov ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:35 pm
  • 2 children, 2 women, 2 men found dead in Chicago home

    CHICAGO – Chicago police are investigating what led to the deaths of two children, two women and two men whose bodies were found with signs of trauma ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 11:30 am
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