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  • Authorities to build up presence before oil pipeline ruling

    BISMARCK, N.D. – North Dakota authorities are recruiting law enforcement officers from across the state to guard the site of a protest in anticipation ...
    Sept. 8, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • Observers say monarch numbers are extremely low this year

    CHICAGO – Butterfly observers in Illinois are seeing a phenomenon this year that is playing out nationally: As the monarch starts its near-3,000-mile ...
    Sept. 6, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Gang leader gets 12 years in prison on heroin charges

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A man accused by federal authorities of being the Michigan leader of a Chicago-based gang has been sentenced to 12 years in pri ...
    Sept. 5, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Same-day voter registration at issue in Illinois lawsuit

    CHICAGO – A federal lawsuit has raised questions about whether Illinois’ new Election Day voter registration rules are constitutional, a situation tha ...
    Sept. 4, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Illinois death tax hits family farms hard

    Illinois takes pride in its farmland. The state has some of the world’s richest soil, and 3 of every 4 acres in Illinois are dedicated to agriculture.
    Sept. 4, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Illinois saw record rainfall in August

    CHAMPAIGN – Illinois saw almost twice the average rainfall last month, making it the wettest August on record.
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Stolen Indiana safe contained gold, Michael Jordan rookie cards

    MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – Authorities said a 700-pound safe containing gold, silver and Michael Jordan rookie cards has been stolen from a home in northwe ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Judge issues mixed ruling on Illinois' largest public employees union contract talks

    CHICAGO – An administrative law judge issued a mixed decision this week over whether contract negotiations have stalled between Gov. Bruce Rauner’s ad ...
    Sept. 3, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Dwyane Wade mourns cousin, urges tougher gun laws in Chicago

    Dwyane Wade has lashed out against Chicago’s gun laws, calling them weak and saying he’s urged officials in his hometown to enact changes to make the ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Illinois teen accused of plotting terrorist attack

    EDWARDSVILLE – Authorities arrested an 18-year-old southern Illinois man who they allege had communicated with an unspecified terrorist group about a ...
    Sept. 2, 2016 - 12:34 pm
  • Chicago police: 90 homicides in August, 472 shooting victims

    CHICAGO – Chicago saw its deadliest month in two decades in August, recording 90 homicides for the month, the city's police department said Thursday.
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • Murder charges to be filed in Chicago-area girl's 1991 death

    MARKHAM – A 58-year-old man will be charged Thursday with murder and kidnapping in the 1991 killing of a 14-year-old suburban Chicago girl, prosecutor ...
    Sept. 1, 2016 - 12:44 pm
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