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  • Firefighters rescue special needs boy from Rockford home fire, chief says

    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Rockford firefighters have rescued a 14-year-old boy who they found hiding in the basement under a sheet during a home fire.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Illinois brothers plead guilty to U.S. tax fraud

    PEORIA — Two Illinois brothers have pleaded guilty in what federal authorities say was a $6.1 million tax fraud scheme.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:26 am
  • Kraft Foods CEO Tony Vernon to retire; Chairman John Cahill named successor

    NORTHFIELD — Kraft Foods Group Inc. says that CEO Tony Vernon plans to retire later this month. The company named Chairman John Cahill as his successo ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:23 am
  • Trial set for Waukegan mother accused of murder

    WAUKEGAN – A trial has been set in March for a Waukegan mother accused of killing her 11-year-old daughter.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Police: Intoxicated Illinois parents smother baby

    BELLEVILLE – Authorities have charged two Swansea parents who they say rolled on and killed their newborn baby while asleep in bed.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • 2nd lawsuit pending after police shooting

    ROCKFORD – Although the city of Rockford has settled one lawsuit regarding the 2009 police shooting death of an unarmed black man, another lawsuit is ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Couple convicted of stealing grants

    SPRINGFIELD – A Chicago businessman and his wife were convicted Wednesday of stealing $3.4 million in state taxpayer money as part of a rampant fraud ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • NIU alum, Texas meteorologist Patrick Crawford shot outside TV station

    Educators with Northern Illinois University’s meteorology program were shocked Wednesday after learning that alumnus Patrick Crawford was shot after l ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 3:58 pm
  • Judy Baar Topinka memorial: Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner, James Thompson, others offer high praise

    COUNTRYSIDE – There wasn’t a person in attendance at a memorial held Wednesday for the late Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka who didn’t remark o ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Cicero landlord gets life in Valentine's Day 2010 fire that killed 7

    CHICAGO — A Cicero landlord has been sentenced to life in prison for the deaths of seven people during a Valentine's Day 2010 apartment fire that pros ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:18 am
  • In Rockford police shooting, lawsuit of church running day care pending

    ROCKFORD (AP) — The city of Rockford has settled one lawsuit after the police shooting death of an unarmed black man in 2009 but a second lawsuit is s ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:15 am
  • Illinois man gets 20 years in Granite City home invasion, pummeling

    EDWARDSVILLE — A southwestern Illinois man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after admitting his role in pummeling a man with a hammer and meta ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 9:04 am
  • Reporter won't have to reveal murder-case source

    JOLIET – Appellate court judges have reversed a lower-court ruling that had ordered a journalist to reveal the source of a leak in a northern Illinois ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Rauner says agencies will be asking for $760 million extra

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ Republican governor-elect said Tuesday he’s learned state agencies are planning to ask him for at least $760 million more than ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Cook County to join cameras-in-court program

    CHICAGO — The Illinois Supreme Court gave its OK on Tuesday for reporters to use cameras and audio recording devices in Cook County in certain circums ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:57 pm
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