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  • Central Illinois wildlife park plan draws support, criticism

    ARTHUR – A plan for a central Illinois zoo and wildlife park is garnering support from economic development advocates and criticism from local landown ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Prosecutors drop sexual assault charges against Uber driver

    CHICAGO – Prosecutors dropped charges Monday against a Chicago driver who was accused of sexually assaulting an Uber passenger in November after the d ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Children learn to shoot guns at suburban Chicago range

    EAST DUNDEE – A gun range in suburban Chicago is teaching children how to shoot pistols.The Chicago ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Illinois mulls expanded disease list for marijuana program

    CHICAGO – Illinois residents have petitioned the state to add more than 20 medical conditions to the medical marijuana program, including anxiety, mig ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Rauner grants 2 pardons, rejects 57 other clemency requests

    CHICAGO – Bruce Rauner has issued his first two pardons since becoming Illinois governor, although his office offered no clarity about his criteria fo ...
    April 5, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Man accused of driving stolen car struck on I-94

    CHICAGO – Authorities in Chicago say a person suspected of driving a stolen car ran from officers onto a freeway where he was hit by a car.
    April 5, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Firefighters cut trailer-roof hole to rescue cattle in crash

    MOLINE – Moline firefighters worked about 12 hours to save dozens of cattle from an overturned semi-trailer early Friday.
    April 5, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • 2 men hospitalized after early morning Evanston shooting

    EVANSTON – Evanston police are investigating an early morning shooting that left two men hospitalized.
    April 5, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Brady wants to push university privatization discussion

    CHAMPAIGN – As Illinois' 12 public universities were planning last month for the possibility of steep funding cuts proposed by the state's new Republi ...
    April 4, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Local right-to-work idea being tested in Kentucky

    CHAMPAIGN – Since he took office, Gov. Bruce Rauner has said repeatedly he wants to let Illinois voters decide whether to set up their own local right ...
    April 4, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Rauner suspends $26 million in Illinois health, other money

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner suspended $26 million in social services and public health grants as part of his push to whittle away at a $1 ...
    April 4, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Aunt of captured inmate charged with aiding in escape

    CHICAGO – An aunt of a convicted murderer who was captured in Chicago after a nearly three-day manhunt was charged Saturday with giving her nephew inf ...
    April 4, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Repeat DUI offender who killed Wonder Lake teen prompts call for new law

    Joel Mains got a call last November from the Palatine Police Department that would make any father’s blood boil.
    April 4, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Chicago police catch escaped inmate convicted of murder

    CHICAGO – Police in Chicago have arrested a convicted murderer who escaped from an eastern Illinois jail and spent nearly three days on the run.
    April 4, 2015 - 10:09 am
  • Emanuel trying to avoid second embarrassment in Chicago race

    CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel took the stage in an ornate hotel ballroom in downtown Chicago one day this week where about 1,400 African-American women ...
    April 4, 2015 - 12:02 am
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