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  • Bloomington teacher charged with stabbing husband to death

    EUREKA – A Bloomington high school teacher has been charged with first-degree murder in her husband's stabbing death.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Small businesses look for ways to get advantage

    DEKALB – Tim and Bobbi Hays knew nothing about bagels before making them their livelihood.Ray Binkow ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Illinois agency: YouTube glitch behind training video porn

    SPRINGFIELD – At the end of a brief online video promoting an Illinois agency's training summit, the picture faded to black and, several seconds later ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Rauner creates council he says will cut state bureaucracy

    OAK BROOK – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday that he is creating a new council that will review state agency rules and regulations in an attempt to reduc ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Miller: How will Trump factor affect Illinois legislative races?

    Presidential candidates set the turnout. That’s the race voters care about the most by far, so everybody else who’s running down-ballot essentially ha ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman to retire next year

    NEW YORK – Caterpillar said Monday that CEO and Chairman Doug Oberhelman will retire from the company next year and will be replaced as CEO by Jim Ump ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Editor's Desk: Illinois voters must decide on road tax lockbox amendment

    A reader emailed me late last week asking me about a constitutional amendment that will be on all Illinoisans’ ballot Nov. 8.
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 12:52 am
  • Rockford arsons up in 2015, some occurring simultaneously

    ROCKFORD – Firefighters in Rockford are alarmed by a rise in arsons this year and urging city residents to be wary and report any suspicious activity.
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Willow Creek Community Church launches 'love' campaign to counter election rhetoric

    CHICAGO – A suburban Chicago church is launching a "love" campaign to counter ugly presidential campaign rhetoric.
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Chicago says every child now within 10-minute walk of park

    CHICAGO – The city of Chicago has finished a three-and-a-half-year campaign to build or renovate hundreds of playgrounds so every child can be within ...
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Theft of 50 guns from Springfield store gang-related, police say

    SPRINGFIELD – Springfield police said the theft of more than 50 guns from a firearms dealer last week was gang-related.
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Farmers plan to donate part of harvest to schools

    UTICA – Farmers near Utica, Illinois, are donating a portion of their grain harvest this year to local schools.
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Some Chicago police officers have had more than 100 complaints

    CHICAGO – A newspaper’s analysis of five decades of Chicago Police Department data shows a small number of officers had racked up more than 100 compla ...
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Cook County sheriff wants to allow sheriffs to seek reduced bond

    CHICAGO – Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart wants the ability to seek reduced bond for criminal detainees.
    Oct. 16, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Police: 3-year-old fatally shoots self in Chicago suburb

    WAUKEGAN – Authorities said the gunshot that killed a 3-year-old suburban Chicago boy was self-inflicted.
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 11:31 pm
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