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  • Illinois woman accused of killing cats with hammer to punish grandkids

    GODFREY — A 71-year-old Illinois woman faces a felony animal cruelty charge for allegedly killing a cat and four kittens to punish her grandchildren f ...
    May 19, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • Another Daley takes his place on Chicago’s City Council

    CHICAGO – Another member of Chicago’s most famous political dynasty is taking his place on the City Council that his grandfather and uncle presided ov ...
    May 19, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Illinois marijuana industry pins hopes on skeptical governor

    CHICAGO – Advocates of Illinois’ troubled medical marijuana experiment hope to reassure investors by pushing to have lawmakers extend it beyond 2017, ...
    May 19, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Embankment crumbles, closes Chicago-area’s Yellow Line train

    CHICAGO – Earth supporting the Chicago Transit Authority’s Yellow Line train tracks has eroded and fallen away, forcing transportation officials to su ...
    May 19, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Official: Police shoot, kill suspect in south Chicago suburb

    HARVEY – A spokesman for south suburban Harvey says police have shot and killed a robbery suspect who fired a weapon at officers in a parking lot.
    May 19, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Efforts underway to raise $8.8M for governor’s mansion

    SPRINGFIELD – Efforts are being launched this week to raise private money to pay for a needed $8.8 million in renovations and repairs to the 160-year- ...
    May 19, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Archdiocese of Chicago, Catholic priest abuse victim reach $1.25M settlement, attorney says

    CHICAGO — An attorney says the Archdiocese of Chicago has reached a $1.25 million settlement with a man who claims he was sexually abused by a Catholi ...
    May 18, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • University of Illinois president: State budget cuts may be less than proposed

    URBANA — In his first day on the job, new University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen said Monday that he is optimistic state budget cuts will no ...
    May 18, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • Rahm Emanuel wants youth focus for 2nd term as mayor of Chicago

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel put the focus on his intentions to help disadvantaged and troubled youth Monday, during an inaugural speech for h ...
    May 18, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • Aurora Marine among 8 dead in Nepal helicopter crash

    KATHMANDU, Nepal – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says a U.S. Marine Corps combat photographer from Illinois made "the ultimate sacrifice" while helping t ...
    May 17, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • Cardinal George's hat to be hung inside Holy Name

    CHICAGO – A centuries-old honor was planned Sunday for the late Cardinal Francis George.The ceremony ...
    May 17, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Illinois among states getting heroin antidote into hands of regular folks

    BUFFALO, N.Y. – At the front of a classroom, health worker Cheryll Moore demonstrates "the nod" – a jerk of the head forward and then quickly back – a ...
    May 17, 2015 - 8:42 pm
  • Springfield airport to use $1.85M grant for 2nd jet bridge

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield's Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport plans to use a federal grant to add a second passenger jet bridge.
    May 17, 2015 - 8:07 am
  • Former transit board chairwoman named Chicago finance chief

    CHICAGO (AP) — The former head of the Chicago Transit Authority Board has been named Chicago's new chief financial officer.
    May 17, 2015 - 8:06 am
  • Spring turkey harvest increases across Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says hunters took 11 percent more turkeys during the 2015 spring season than they did a yea ...
    May 16, 2015 - 11:16 pm
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