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  • Weather extremes spur farmers’ interest in cover crops

    WICHITA, Kan. – Weather extremes have reignited farmers’ interest in planting cover crops, a traditional farming practice that is gaining renewed popu ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Fire breaks out in Chicago's Hancock skyscraper

    CHICAGO – Authorities say a fire that broke out about halfway up the John Hancock Center, one of Chicago's tallest skyscrapers, has been put out. Five ...
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • St. Charles man sentenced to 26 years in home invasion

    ST. CHARLES – A St. Charles man received a 26-year prison term for breaking into a home in the early morning as its residents slept.
    Nov. 21, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • SEIU Healthcare sues to force state pay on workers' health

    SPRINGFIELD – A labor union representing home health care workers in Illinois has filed legal action to force the government to pay health insurance c ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Charge announced related to Cook County court clerk's office

    CHICAGO – The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago has announced an indictment in what it describes as an ongoing investigation of the Cook County Circui ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Chicago nightclub owners get probation in stampede deaths

    CHICAGO – The owners of a Chicago nightclub where 21 people were crushed to death in a stairwell in 2003 while fleeing pepper spray were sentenced Fri ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Illinois officials seek supplier for body cameras

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois officials have taken another step toward equipping police officers with body cameras.
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:59 am
  • Chicago says it'll release shooting video per judge's order

    CHICAGO – The city of Chicago said Thursday it will comply with a judge's order and soon release a video of a white police officer shooting a black te ...
    Nov. 20, 2015 - 12:59 am
  • Chicago says pension overhaul delivers benefits despite cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers attempted to convince the Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday that Chicago's plan to save its pension program from insolvency does ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • North Chicago settles Taser death lawsuit for $3 million

    NORTH CHICAGO – The city of North Chicago has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who died after police officers ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Blagojevich asks high court to hear corruption-case appeal

    CHICAGO – Imprisoned ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to hear an appeal of his corruption convictions that inc ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Ex-NFL player joins Illinois' Democratic U.S. Senate primary

    HARVEY – A former professional football player-turned-Illinois lawmaker joined the Democratic race for U.S. Senate on Tuesday, setting up a three-way ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Chicago woman in court, accused of killing baby daughter

    CHICAGO – A Chicago woman accused of throwing her infant daughter to her death from an eighth-floor window appeared in court Monday where a judge allo ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • Correctional officer committed suicide after shooting 2

    BRIDGEVIEW – Police said a Chicago-area woman and her father are in critical condition after they were shot by her former girlfriend, who then fatally ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Data show 48 percent Illinois households are wireless only

    SPRINGFIELD – State data show that about half of Illinois households only have wireless phone service.SPRINGFIELD – State data show that about half of ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:27 am
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