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  • Gov. Quinn focuses on GOP challenger’s tax returns

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn called on Republican challenger Bruce Rauner to release complete income tax returns, saying Tuesday that the documents could ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Body pulled from Lake Michigan identified

    CHICAGO – Authorities said an Arlington Heights woman’s body was pulled from Lake Michigan near downtown Chicago about a month after a boating acciden ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Panel says Chicago minimum wage should be $13

    CHICAGO (AP) — A task force formed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has recommended Chicago raise its minimum wage to $13 an hour.
    July 8, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • Man pleads guilty to murder of still-missing boy

    WAUKEGAN (AP) — A northern Illinois man has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in last year's slaying of his girlfriend's 5-month-old son. The boy ...
    July 8, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • 3-year-old girl found in Illinois cornfield

    PITTSFIELD — A 3-year-old girl was found in a dense western Illinois cornfield after an hours-long search that involved airplanes and drones.
    July 8, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Grafton warily watching Mississippi River's rise

    GRAFTON — The mayor of the touristy Mississippi River town of Grafton in southwestern Illinois says the river's rise already has forced a downtown bar ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • 2nd IHSA hearing before state lawmakers canceled

    CHICAGO – A second Illinois legislative committee hearing has been canceled involving the not-for-profit association that's in charge of high school s ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:16 am
  • Panel says Chicago minimum wage should be $13

    CHICAGO (AP) — A panel has recommended that Chicago raise its minimum wage to $13 an hour.Mayor Rahm ...
    July 8, 2014 - 8:16 am
  • Panel to hear clemency bid in buried-alive case

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Prisoner Review Board will hear a clemency petition on behalf of a woman convicted of helping kidnap Kankakee businessman ...
    July 8, 2014 - 8:13 am
  • Flooding closes 2 Mississippi River bridges

    ST. LOUIS – Two Mississippi River bridges closed due to flooding, and with more storms in the forecast, there was growing concern Monday that conditio ...
    July 8, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Quinn announces $11.6M for disaster recovery

    WASHINGTON, Ill. – Gov. Pat Quinn has announced $11.6 million in aid for communities recovering from deadly tornadoes that occurred in November 2013.
    July 7, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • No practicing on patients: New docs get boot camp

    CHICAGO – First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers’ bellies, stitching up gaping wounds or ev ...
    July 8, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Hunter wants to sell big-game slingshot, sues DNR

    TUSCOLA – John “Chief A.J.” Huffer enjoys stalking big game. And he likes to do it with a modified slingshot he says can fire arrows fast enough to ta ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Illinois GOP lawmaker named to leadership

    SPRINGFIELD – A Republican lawmaker who voted in favor of same-sex marriage has been named to a leadership post in the Illinois House.
    July 7, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • After tragedy, Willis family find musical fame

    CHICAGO – Two decades after six children died in a van crash that led to the investigation and later corruption conviction of then Illinois Gov. Georg ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:53 pm
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