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  • Illinois plan to join voter registry raises questions

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ plan to join a national voter registration database in 2016 has raised questions about potential security issues and consequen ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Police seize 23 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop

    CHICAGO – Police say they've arrested a 39-year-old Chicago man after finding 23 pounds of marijuana in his SUV Friday during a traffic stop.
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Dozens of vehicles crash on slippery Chicago expressway

    CHICAGO – Illinois State Police said more than 30 vehicles were involved in a chain-reaction crash amid slippery conditions on a major Chicago express ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Eye-opener: U.S. teens getting less & less sleep, study shows

    CHICAGO – U.S. teens are getting sleepier: Many lack even seven hours of shut-eye each night and the problem has worsened over two decades, a study fo ...
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Rauner grapples with this year, next year's budget problems

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner will lay out his plan on Wednesday to confront an unprecedented fiscal crisis exacerbated by the recent expiration of ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • Chicago tries police body cameras in pilot program

    CHICAGO — Some Chicago police officers are testing body cameras as part of a 90-day pilot program that began last month.
    Feb. 15, 2015 - 9:21 am
  • Nonprofit’s medical marijuana license challenged in court

    CHICAGO – An unusual legal case brewing in central Illinois poses a provocative question: Should a nonprofit organization that’s exempt from federal t ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Geneva woman, suspect in Halifax mall plot, confessed upon arrest at Canadian airport

    TORONTO – Canadian police have foiled a plot by three suspects who were planning to go to a mall in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and kill as many people as t ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Stragglers sign up for health insurance ahead of deadline

    CHICAGO – An important health law deadline and the prospect of higher tax penalties for those who remain uninsured prodded some Illinois residents to ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Appellate court upholds murder conviction in McCullough case, vacates others

    SYCAMORE – The worries that Jan Tessier had about her half-brother’s murder conviction being overturned disappeared Friday.
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Illinois measles count climbs to 13 cases

    CHICAGO – Two more children in suburban Cook County have come down with measles, bringing the Illinois tally of confirmed cases to 13.
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • Canada police: Geneva, Illinois woman plotted mass shooting at mall

    TORONTO — A 23-year-old woman from northern Illinois has been arrested in Canada on suspicion of plotting with another person to carry out a mass kill ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 9:46 am
  • Study shows economic benefits to Illinois county fairs

    SPRINGFIELD – The more than 100 Illinois county fairs generated an estimated $170 million in spending last year but continue to see a decline in state ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Uber: Chicago to get panic button in app that alerts police

    CHICAGO – Officials with Uber say the ride-hailing service will soon put a panic button in its mobile app that will allow Chicago users to alert polic ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Rauner taps Florida Democrat to head child welfare agency

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has selected a Florida Democrat to lead Illinois’ troubled Department of Children and Family Services.
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 11:09 pm
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