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  • Illinois man hits 30-gallon mark for blood donations

    MILLSTADT – An 82-year-old Illinois man who gave blood for the first time in the 1950s to help the war effort has hit the 30-gallon mark for donations ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 12:03 am
  • Bison herd in Franklin Grove more than quadruples since 2014

    FRANKLIN GROVE – A herd of bison on an Illinois prairie has grown from 20 to 90 since it was brought over two years ago to boost the grassland restora ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 12:03 am
  • Melrose Park man gets 22-year prison term for stealing remote control

    WHEATON – A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for stealing a remote control.
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 12:03 am
  • Thousands brave cold for tickets to Obama farewell speech

    CHICAGO – Thousands of people waited for hours in single-digit temperatures on Saturday to try to get a ticket to President Barack Obama's farewell sp ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 1:50 pm
  • Chicago-area slaying suspect killed in shootout with police on Metra train

    DEERFIELD (AP) — Authorities say the suspect in a Chicago-area slaying has been killed in a police shootout on a Metra train.
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 12:02 pm
  • Photos: Suspects in Chicago torture of Crystal Lake teen face hate crime, other felony charges

    The two men and two women face multiple felony charges, including hate crime charges – the 18-year-old victim is white, and the four assailants are bl ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 12:14 am
  • As Obama era closes, goal to end veteran homelessness unmet

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Pledges by President Barack Obama and a national nonprofit organization to end homelessness among veterans did not meet their goal. ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 11:45 pm
  • Berg: Why a budget won’t fix Illinois

    Did you feel it? As 2016 expired at midnight Dec. 31, so too did Illinois’ stopgap budget. That six ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 7:14 pm
  • Illinois state law changes for 2017 that you should know

    More than 190 changes to Illinois law took effect with the new year. Here are a few to highlight. ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 11:37 am
  • Despite Trump tweet, anti-violence options for feds limited in Chicago

    CHICAGO – President-elect Donald Trump said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel should ask for federal help if he isn’t able to bring down a homicide count tha ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 12:04 am
  • Obama looks to tie loose ends in closing stretch of presidency

    WASHINGTON – His last vacation behind him, President Barack Obama is entering the closing stretch of his presidency, an eleventh-hour push to tie up l ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 11:29 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers implement 190 new laws for 2017

    More than 190 changes to Illinois law took effect with the new year. No, none of them is an actual ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • Ra Joy: A new hope for redistricting reform in Illinois

    Forget the holiday blues. If you live in Illinois, chances are you are suffering from an acute case of the political blues, a bug that has long afflic ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 10:57 pm
  • Donald Trump takes dig at Rahm Emanuel over Chicago homicides

    NEW YORK – President-elect Donald Trump says Rahm Emanuel, Chicago's mayor and President Barack Obama's former chief of staff, should ask for federal ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 11:31 pm
  • Dixon Boy Scout rehabs 8 tombstones in Oakwood Cemetery

    DIXON – David Swegle wanted to do something unique for his Eagle Scout community project, and bringing the dead back to life certainly qualifies for t ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 1:03 am
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