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  • AP sources: Obama library decision delayed by Emanuel race

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will hold off on announcing the location for his future presidential library until after Chicago’s runoff election ...
    March 9, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Rockford police investigating body found lying in street

    ROCKFORD – Police are conducting a death investigation after a 52-year-old man’s body was found on the southwest side of Rockford.
    March 9, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Rauner among Illinois Republicans pushing immigration reform

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ top Republicans are calling for comprehensive immigration reform, but there have been few details about what that would entail.
    March 9, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner names new state prisons director

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday announced he had chosen a new director of the Illinois Department of Corrections who has experience with the U.S ...
    March 9, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Lovin’ goes only so far as McDonald’s sales slide again

    NEW YORK – McDonald’s says global sales declined again in February, including a 4 percent drop in the U.S. where it is fighting to reinvigorate its im ...
    March 9, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Illinois congressman defends $10K NYC trip with staff

    CHICAGO – An Illinois congressman again was forced to defend his travel and spending habits Monday after a report emerged that he spent more than $10, ...
    March 9, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson endorses Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia for Chicago mayor

    CHICAGO — The Rev. Jesse Jackson is putting his support behind Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia in the Chicago mayor's race.
    March 9, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • Teen pleads guilty to mugging of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's teen son

    CHICAGO — A teen has pleaded guilty to charges linked to the December mugging of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's teenage son near the family's home.
    March 9, 2015 - 3:20 pm
  • U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois defends $10K New York City trip with staff

    CHICAGO — An Illinois congressman again was forced to defend his travel and spending habits Monday after a report emerged that he spent more than $10, ...
    March 9, 2015 - 3:18 pm
  • Chicago police: Female relative cut baby's throat with circular saw

    CHICAGO — Chicago police say a 9-month-old girl is dead after a relative cut her throat with a power saw.
    March 9, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • Parody Twitter account lands Peoria man who spoofed mayor in federal court

    PEORIA — A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments in a case brought by a man whose home was raided by police after he created a fake Twitter acc ...
    March 9, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • Belleville seeks to recover money linked to fraud case

    BELLEVILLE – Belleville and several other Illinois cities are trying to recover money lost in allegedly fraudulent investments linked to a Florida bus ...
    March 8, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • U of I to oppose elimination of employee tuition waivers

    SPRINGFIELD – University of Illinois officials said they will oppose a plan in the Legislature to abolish the 50 percent tuition waivers offered to ch ...
    March 8, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Illinois joins high court case favoring same-sex marriage

    CHICAGO – Illinois has joined a group of states filing arguments with the U.S. Supreme Court that the Constitution requires approval of same-sex marri ...
    March 8, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Florida man arrested at Chicago airport for gun in suitcase

    CHICAGO – Authorities in Chicago said a Florida man has been arrested for having a loaded gun in his briefcase at Midway International Airport.
    March 8, 2015 - 11:22 pm
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