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  • DC airports official named Chicago aviation commissioner

    CHICAGO – A woman who oversaw airport construction projects in Washington, D.C., has been named Chicago’s new aviation commissioner.
    May 10, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Hundreds line up to be extras in Spike Lee’s ‘Chiraq’

    CHICAGO – Several hundred people lined up in Chicago over the weekend for a chance to be cast as extras in Spike Lee’s film about violence in the city ...
    May 10, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Struggles persist as Illinois horse tracks push for slots

    COLLINSVILLE – The promotions meant to drum up interest in horse racing at 90-year-old Fairmount Park among customers more comfortable staring at an i ...
    May 10, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Baggage handler killed in vehicle crash at Midway airport

    CHICAGO – A Southwest Airlines employee driving a baggage vehicle was killed in a crash at Chicago’s Midway International Airport.
    May 9, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Newspaper: Most Chicago DUI checkpoints in minority areas

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department has set up far more roadside sobriety checkpoints in minority communities in recent years than it has in predo ...
    May 9, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Shots fired at Chicago officers prompt 5-hour standoff

    CHICAGO – A five-hour standoff ended with SWAT team officers taking several people into custody at an apartment building on Chicago’s North Side.
    May 9, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Illinois State Police gets FAA approval to use drones

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Police say they’ve received approval to use drones to photograph crash and crime scenes. But the agency is avoiding term ...
    May 9, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Illinois environmental agency concerned with rail fuel spill

    SIDNEY – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency says Union Pacific Railroad has failed to properly clean up diesel fuel that leaked from one of ...
    May 9, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Nearly half of states expect to confront big budget gaps

    ATLANTA – With the nation’s economy at its healthiest since the Great Recession, a surprising trend is emerging among the states – large budget gaps.
    May 9, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Things to know about the Illinois court ruling on pensions

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers have another burden awaiting them on their return to the Capitol this week after the state Supreme Court rejected a l ...
    May 9, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Chicago council member targets sidewalk cafe 'encroachment'

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago City Council member says some downtown sidewalk cafes are encroaching too far into pedestrian territory.
    May 9, 2015 - 9:16 am
  • No jail time for 22 ex-NIU fraternity members sentenced in 2012 hazing death

    SYCAMORE – Gary Bogenberger sobbed as he talked about the emotional devastation the loss of his son, David, had caused his family.
    May 8, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Waukegan judge gives 30 years for former girlfriend's death

    WAUKEGAN (AP) — A Waukegan judge has sentenced an Antioch Township man to 30 years in prison for the death of his former girlfriend.
    May 8, 2015 - 12:53 pm
  • State data: Illinois sees 107 million domestic tourists in 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — State officials say Illinois saw a record number of domestic visitors last year.Offici ...
    May 8, 2015 - 12:53 pm
  • McDonald's key sales figure dips in April

    OAK BROOK — McDonald's says a key sales metric edged lower in April, with weakness across most regions.
    May 8, 2015 - 12:41 pm
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