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  • U of Chicago student died of alcohol poisoning

    CHICAGO — The Cook County medical examiner says a University of Chicago student found dead in his campus dorm room in February died of alcohol poisoni ...
    April 14, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • Soda tax prompts Chicago man to pull gun in store

    CHICAGO — Police accuse a Chicago man of pulling out a submachine gun in a convenience store because he didn't want to pay a 22-cent tax on a two-lite ...
    April 14, 2014 - 12:08 pm
  • IDOT changes work zone signs as speed limit climbs

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois transportation officials are adding extra safety precautions to work zones around the state after the speed limit was increased ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Ill. teacher faces sexual assault charges

    TROY — A southwestern Illinois teacher is facing charges after authorities say he sexually assaulted two children.
    April 14, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Durbin to discuss e-cigarette inquiry

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he plans to discuss a Congressional investigation into the marketing of electronic cigarettes.
    April 14, 2014 - 9:08 am
  • 1 dead, 6 hurt in weekend Illinois crash

    MINONK – Authorities say one person died and six others were hurt during a weekend crash near the central Illinois community of Minonk.
    April 14, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • 4 die, over 30 hurt in Chicago weekend shootings

    CHICAGO – Chicago's warmest weekend of the year was also its most violent.Four people were shot and ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • Prison inmates’ art inspires instructor

    URBANA – Jacqueline Archey finds the artwork done by Champaign County jail inmates inspiring.The Par ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • 2001 memo called death row decision ‘political’

    CHICAGO – City of Chicago attorneys believed that a decision by prosecutors to release one man from death row and charge another with murder in the ca ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Illinois man recreating Lincoln funeral train car

    ELGIN – To mark the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination next year, an Illinois man is constructing a full-size replica of t ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Chicago man accused in drunken beating of mother

    CHICAGO – A Chicago man is accused of slamming his mother’s head into a sidewalk after she tried to grab his car keys in an attempt to keep him from d ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Chicago’s shared bikes will be used in triathlon

    CHICAGO – No bicycle? No problem.Chicago officials said 100 people will complete the cycling portion ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Quinn promotes autism awareness at Brookfield Zoo

    BROOKFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez are promoting autism awareness.The two Illi ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • White pelicans migrating through Illinois

    UTICA – Bird watchers are having a field day as American white pelicans make their annual migration through Illinois.
    April 13, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Tough tax votes loom in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Faced with an expected $3 billion budget hole from an expiring income tax increase, Illinois lawmakers are grappling with whether to rai ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:49 pm
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