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  • Quincy man charged with first-degree murder in bludgeoning death

    QUINCY — A Quincy man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the bludgeoning death of a 41-year-old man.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:38 pm
  • Chicago thieves adopt 'crash-and-grab' tactics to rob stores

    CHICAGO — All the burglars use the same audacious tactics: A vehicle crashes through a storefront in the wee hours and up to six people in dark clothi ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:32 pm
  • Northern Illinois likeliest for white Christmas

    CHICAGO — When it comes to prospects of getting a white Christmas in Illinois, a weather expert says the best bet might be for the folks of northern I ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:28 pm
  • Both Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner can fill Illinois comptroller vacancy, AG rules

    Filling the vacancy of late Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka will be the job of both outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn and Governor-elect Bruce Rauner, ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Brookfield Zoo welcomes newborn bottlenose dolphin calf

    BROOKFIELD — The Brookfield Zoo is welcoming a newborn bottlenose dolphin.The Chicago Zoological Soc ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Chicago police charge 17-year-old in teen's fatal shooting

    CHICAGO — A 17-year-old has been charged with murder in the shooting death of another teenager during what the victim's aunt says was an attempt to st ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:27 am
  • Hunting of bobcats up to outgoing Illinois governor

    ST. LOUIS – Ken Staley spends days setting traps in pursuit of beavers, otters, raccoons and muskrats. Yet the southwestern Illinois man for years has ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Man gets 9 years for role in liquor store heist

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Illinois – A southwestern Illinois man has been ordered to spend more than nine years in federal prison for his role in a Belleville l ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Defense bill includes New Philadelphia provision

    BARRY – Illinois’ senators say federal defense legislation includes a request to study if a National Park designation is merited for the New Philadelp ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Police investigate teenager’s shooting death

    CHICAGO–Chicago police are investigating the shooting death of a teenager during what his aunt says was an attempt to steal his jacket.
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • 2 Chicago south suburbs men get 95 years in Park Forest shooting death

    MARKHAM — Two men from the south suburbs of Chicago will each serve 95 years in prison for the 2010 shooting death of a 20-year-old man in Park Forest ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:06 am
  • Cook County judge OKs another Gacy exhumation

    CHICAGO – The body of a teenager identified as one of serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s victims should be exhumed for testing to determine if he was mis ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Flu season revs up for an early start in Illinois

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ flu season started earlier this year, and the most prevalent strain also is the one known for causing the most severe illness.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Rauner lawyers meet with Quinn about comptroller

    CHICAGO – The incoming Illinois governor’s attorneys have met with staffers for Gov. Pat Quinn and argued Quinn may make only a short-term appointment ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:15 pm
  • Chicago opens lakefront Maggie Daley Park

    CHICAGO – A new park is open along Chicago’s lakefront named for late former first lady Maggie Daley.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:15 pm
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