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  • 'Mimi' the giraffe dies at Niabi Zoo in western Illinois

    COAL VALLEY — Officials at a western Illinois zoo say a 12-year-old female giraffe has died.Niabi Zo ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Rahm Emanuel: Proposed Lucas museum designs are changing in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel says design plans of a museum proposed on Chicago's lakefront by movie producer George Lucas are being updated.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Blagojevich resentencing can proceed after stay refused

    CHICAGO – A federal court has denied a request by imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to delay his resentencing while he asks the U.S. Supreme Cour ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Chicago’s Archbishop Cupich dons pallium at Holy Name

    CHICAGO – Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich has officially received the woolen vestment that popes present to archbishops.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • OT for work on phones? Judge to decide in Chicago case

    CHICAGO – A federal judge is deciding whether Chicago police officers are entitled to overtime pay for fielding work-related calls and emails on their ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • NIU and Rockford community college announce partnership

    ROCKFORD – Northern Illinois University has partnered with a community college to offer engineering degrees at a campus in Rockford.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Abandoned Chicago railway reborn as commuter corridor

    CHICAGO – On an abandoned Chicago railway line cutting between the treetops, bike commuters zip by walkers and joggers, all traversing a ribbon of con ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • Report: Madigan spokesman has lucrative outside deals

    CHICAGO – The top aide to powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is a contract employee with outside clients who depend on Madigan and the Le ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Rauner vetoes bill to mandate hepatitis C testing

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation aimed at fighting an epidemic of contagious liver disease, saying it would cost the st ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Fine, supervision for Illinois man who brought tiger to bar

    JOLIET – A suburban Chicago wildlife exhibitor has been sentenced to a year of court supervision and a $500 fine for bringing a tiger cub into a bar i ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Agency says human error led to Illinois prisons data breach

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Corrections says preliminary findings suggest human error was to blame for the inadvertent release of social ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Some Illinois health systems say no to medical marijuana

    CHICAGO – Patients must have a doctor’s signature to buy medical marijuana in Illinois, but some health systems are forbidding doctors from putting pe ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Luxury buildings change housing at University of Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – The luxury housing boom that's occurred over the past 14 years at the University of Illinois has changed the way students live on cam ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 9:48 am
  • U.S. seeks hearing on ex-Rep. Schock contempt complaint

    SPRINGFIELD – The government wants a chance to argue that former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois should be held in contempt of court for failing to ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • DuPage starts process of firing community college president

    GLEN ELLYN – Trustees of Illinois' largest community college have voted to begin the process of firing President Robert Breuder, who has been under sc ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 10:17 pm
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