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  • Elgin library 1 of 8 nationwide chosen to host space exhibit

    ELGIN – An Elgin library is one of only eight libraries nationwide selected to present an interactive traveling exhibit on space exploration.
    June 21, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Chicago firefighters rescue dog from sludge-filled sewer

    CHICAGO – A Chicago firefighter has rescued a 3-year-old pit bull after the dog fell about 10 feet into a sewer filled with sludge.
    June 21, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • CTA president has to give up lucrative CTA pension

    CHICAGO – Dorval Carter took a new job last month as president of the Chicago Transit Authority and had to temporarily suspend receipt of a pension – ...
    June 21, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Equal pay, marijuana bills test Gov. Rauner’s social agenda

    SPRINGFIELD – Throughout his campaign for governor, Bruce Rauner asserted he didn’t have a social agenda and was focused solely on Illinois’ deepening ...
    June 21, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Tennessee truck driver charged in Illinois highway crash

    FOREST VIEW, Ill. (AP) — A semi driver from Tennessee faces a felony charge of driving while fatigued following a 12-vehicle crash on Interstate 55 in ...
    June 21, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Heavy rains contribute to flooding in parts of Illinois

    LINCOLN, Ill. (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for several rivers in Illinois and transportation officials have closed so ...
    June 21, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Judge orders Chicago man accused of cons to halt business

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County judge has ordered a Chicago man accused of scamming more than 100 people over several decades to stop operating mortgage ...
    June 21, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • Couple, dog rescued after kayak capsizes on DuPage River

    NAPERVILLE – Firefighters in northern Illinois rescued a couple and their dog from the fast-moving DuPage River after their kayak capsized Friday.
    June 20, 2015 - 2:34 pm
  • New roof most pressing need for Illinois governor's mansion

    SPRINGFIELD – The organization raising money to renovate the Illinois governor's mansion says the most pressing need is replacing the ailing roof on t ...
    June 20, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Illinois town honors coal miners killed in 1922 massacre

    HERRIN – Nearly a century after literally burying its violent past, a southern Illinois community is belatedly coming to terms with one of the nation' ...
    June 20, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • First inmates to arrive at Thomson prison next month

    THOMSON, Ill. (AP) — The first prisoners to be housed at Thomson Correctional Center in northwestern Illinois are expected to arrive next month.
    June 20, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Chicago police officer shoots 23-year-old man

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer has shot a man after responding to a report of men with guns.
    June 20, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Marijuana cash is problem for Illinois tax collection

    CHICAGO – The state of Illinois is having trouble finding a bank or financial services company to process the large amounts of cash it anticipates rec ...
    June 20, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Caterpillar to lay off 120 workers at East Peoria plant

    PEORIA – Caterpillar Inc. has announced a second round of layoffs this year affecting 120 more workers at its East Peoria plant.
    June 19, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Illinois court: Comcast must reveal commenter

    CHAMPAIGN – Comcast Cable Communications must identify an internet-service subscriber who posted an anonymous message suggesting a political candidate ...
    June 19, 2015 - 12:18 am
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