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  • Chicago man sues House Speaker Madigan over failed primary

    CHICAGO – A man who unsuccessfully challenged Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan in the March Democratic primary has filed a federal lawsuit accus ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • Delta resumes some service after hours of global outage

    LONDON – Delta Air Lines canceled around 427 flights Monday after its computer systems crashed worldwide, stranding thousands of passengers on a busy ...
    Aug. 8, 2016 - 12:56 pm
  • Fair admission price up 40 percent, champion '85 Bears featured

    SPRINGFIELD – The state budget mess has come home to roost at the Illinois State Fair, where admission price is up 40 percent and, for the first time, ...
    Aug. 7, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Poll: Young adults back new efforts vs. gun violence

    CHICAGO – LaShun Roy supports a ban on semi-automatic weapons and more comprehensive background checks. But the 21-year-old gun owner from rural Texas ...
    Aug. 7, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Illinois wants gun traffickers to get long prison sentences

    SPRINGFIELD – Hoping to stem the flow of illegal guns into Illinois, lawmakers have sent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner a bill that would punish traffic ...
    Aug. 6, 2016 - 10:10 am
  • Video shows Chicago police firing at car as it drives away

    CHICAGO – Video released Friday shows Chicago police firing repeatedly at a stolen car as it careens down the street away from them, then handcuffing ...
    Aug. 6, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • African-American man who says he was targeted in search for Joseph Gliniewicz's killers settles suit

    CHICAGO – An African-American man has settled a lawsuit filed against the village of Fox Lake claiming he was targeted during an investigation into th ...
    Aug. 6, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Rauner surprises GOP with stance on birth control, abortions

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has clashed with Illinois Democrats on big issues such as the state budget and the influence of unions, but ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Special prosecutor named for Laquan McDonald murder case

    CHICAGO – A judge on Thursday appointed a special prosecutor to handle the murder case against the white Chicago police officer who shot a black teena ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 1:51 pm
  • Illinois redistricting backers want lawsuit group's finances reviewed

    CHICAGO – The coalition seeking to change how Illinois draws political boundaries wants election officials to review political contributions to a grou ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Dead toddler found after fire in abandoned Chicago house

    CHICAGO – Authorities said firefighters found the body of a dead toddler after extinguishing a small garbage fire in the basement of an abandoned home ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Carbondale police officer injured in shooting out of hospital

    CARBONDALE – A Carbondale police officer has been released from the hospital after he was shot during a pursuit over the weekend.
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Illinois suspends no-overtime policy for home care workers

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration suspended Wednesday its no-overtime policy for workers caring for disabled residents in thei ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Illinois medical marijuana sales climb as program grows

    CHICAGO – Illinois officials posted new forms this week for doctors and patients in the state's medical marijuana program to reflect changes in the la ...
    Aug. 4, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Obama's library a tough choice between 2 historic parks

    CHICAGO – The two sites Barack Obama considered for his presidential library are only a mile apart in Chicago’s South Side. But the decision to build ...
    Aug. 2, 2016 - 11:33 pm
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