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  • Critics: Rob Zombie's Villa Park haunted house's John Wayne Gacy room insensitive

    VILLA PARK (AP) — Two former prosecutors who helped convict John Wayne Gacy say that horror filmmaker Rob Zombie's decision to include in his suburban ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Chicago man charged in 'L' train shooting; stolen assault rifle used, police say

    CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities have charged a man who they say used an assault rifle to fire at a Chicago subway train as it pulled into a business distri ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 9:45 am
  • Metra board seeks 68 percent fare hike

    CHICAGO — Fare prices for Chicago's Metra commuter agency will increase dramatically over the ne ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 6:34 am
  • Pippen to take stand at one-time adviser's trial

    CHICAGO — Former Chicago Bull Scottie Pippen will be front and center in a bank fraud trial being ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 6:33 am
  • Asst. principal accused of illegal drug possession

    JONESBORO, Ill. — An assistant principal in a southern Illinois school district is on administra ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 6:27 am
  • Chicago man charged in subway train shooting

    CHICAGO — Authorities have charged a man who they say used an assault rifle to fire at a Chicago subway train as it pulled into a business district ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 6:25 am
  • Maple Park family launches #HobbitMovieLastRequest

    MAPLE PARK – A social media campaign launched by a Maple Park family will attempt to provide a “last request” for the father, Scott Stouffer.
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Chicago Teachers Union: Leader's illness 'serious'

    CHICAGO – The president of the Chicago Teachers Union, who also is a potential challenger to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, has “a serious illness” that required ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Ex-Quinn aide testifies before lawmaker panel

    CHICAGO – The boundaries between state government and political campaigns came into question Thursday as state lawmakers grilled Gov. Pat Quinn's ex-c ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Ex-teacher pleads guilty to downloading child porn

    CHICAGO – A former teacher in suburban Chicago has pleaded guilty to downloading child pornography and has received a six-year prison sentence.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • Illiana Expressway plan survives latest challenge

    CHICAGO – A planned 47-mile expressway between Illinois and Indiana survived another attempt Thursday to scuttle the $1.5 billion project, which has b ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Illinois governor debate: Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner offer their economic plans

    PEORIA – Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner pitched vastly different strategies Thursday for improving Illinois’ econom ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 9:26 am
  • Chicago cabdriver gets 35 years for sexually assaulting female passengers from northwest suburbs

    CHICAGO — A former Chicago cabdriver has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for two separate incidents in which he sexually assaulted female passeng ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 3:26 pm
  • Police: Man with assault rifle fired at Chicago train

    CHICAGO – A man who fired on a Chicago subway train as it pulled into a business district station used an assault rifle, Chicago Police Superintendent ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Lawyer: No proof teen sought to back terrorists

    CHICAGO – Prosecutors don’t have the evidence to prove a 19-year-old from suburban Chicago actually sought to provide material support to Islamic Stat ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:55 pm
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