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  • Fire engulfs Chicago warehouse housing chemicals on Southwest Side

    CHICAGO — Firefighters who battled a warehouse blaze on Chicago's Southwest Side had to contend with a possible hazardous materials threat because of ...
    March 20, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Illinois to divert 'fair share' fees from unions

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, dogged in attempts to eliminate fees paid to unions by workers who choose not to join, has instructed state ...
    March 19, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Cook County judge set to rule on medical marijuana delay

    CHICAGO — A Cook County judge is expected to decide Thursday whether to let stand an order that delayed a medical marijuana cultivation center in nort ...
    March 19, 2015 - 12:11 pm
  • Ex-lobbyist sues over Illinois pension earned as teacher for a day

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A retired lobbyist is suing an Illinois retirement board over benefits that he qualified for by subbing at a school for one day.
    March 19, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Elgin mom says 3-year-old alerted her to house fire before escape

    ELGIN — A woman says she and her daughter escaped a house fire in suburban Chicago after being alerted to it by her 3-year-old.
    March 19, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock leaving Congress with about $3.3M in campaign funds

    CHICAGO — U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock is resigning from Congress with about $3.3 million in his campaign funds and several options for spending it.
    March 19, 2015 - 10:54 am
  • Former Illinois lawmaker Keith Farnham gets 8 years in child porn case

    ELGIN — A federal judge has sentenced a terminally ill former Illinois lawmaker to eight years in prison for compiling and trading more than 2,000 por ...
    March 19, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Yellow Cab files for bankruptcy after verdict

    CHICAGO – Hours after Chicago’s Yellow Cab Co. was hit with a $26 million judgment for a lawyer who suffered brain damage in a crash, the company file ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Rockford men sue city over murder conviction

    ROCKFORD – Two men freed after more than a decade in prison on a questionable murder conviction are suing the city of Rockford and several current and ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Coyote survives car crash, nursed back to wild

    BARRINGTON – Vern the Coyote has gone from grille to the great outdoors.Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabil ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Rauner: budget fix close; some oppose schools cut

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner is again saying he expects a deal to address Illinois’ $1.6 billion budget deficit within days.
    March 18, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Measure would require offering safer painkillers

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois House committee has advanced a measure designed to make it harder to abuse prescription painkillers.
    March 18, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Expanding gun law priority for gun backers

    SPRINGFIELD – Firearm proponents are hopeful Gov. Bruce Rauner will expand the state’s concealed-carry law to cover places such as hospitals, churches ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • LaHood to vie for Schock’s seat

    PEORIA – The son of former White House cabinet member Ray LaHood emerged as the leading contender Wednesday to replace U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, as two ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Illinois state Sen. Darin LaHood says he'll seek Aaron Schock's seat in Congress

    PEORIA — Illinois state Sen. Darin LaHood has announced his candidacy for U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's soon-to-be-vacant congressional seat.
    March 18, 2015 - 9:34 am
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