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  • 2-year-old girl dies in apparent drowning at forest preserve

    PENFIELD – The Champaign County coroner says a 2-year-old central Illinois girl apparently drowned during a family camping trip to Middle Fork Forest ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • East St. Louis mayor says deficit means layoffs possible

    EAST ST. LOUIS – The mayor of East St. Louis says the city may not be able to avoid layoffs because of a projected $5.7 million budget deficit.
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Army skydivers returning to Fort Bragg after member’s death

    CHICAGO – Members of a U.S. Army skydiving team were grieving and regrouping Monday after one of their parachutists died from injuries suffered during ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Illinois governor wants reform ideas considered as package

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner says he wants state legislators to take up a new comprehensive proposal including several of his agenda items as a package ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Government concedes mistake in Schock document release

    SPRINGFIELD – The government has acknowledged that there was no “leak” of documents in a federal investigation of former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock.
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Chicago earns nearly $285M from red light cameras since 2011

    CHICAGO – Records show that the city of Chicago has earned $284.9 million in red-light ticket fines since May 2011 when Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • U.S. Army skydiver dies from Chicago air show injuries

    CHICAGO – A U.S. Army skydiver who had served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan died Sunday from injuries suffered in a midair collision with ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Illinois governor signs bills affecting veterans

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed several bills on Sunday affecting Illinois veterans, including a measure establishing a discount card program a ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Chicago police-involved shooting seriously injures man

    CHICAGO – Authorities say a man has been shot and seriously injured by a Chicago police officer during a traffic stop.
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Illinois Dems push to fund state grants for college students

    SPRINGFIELD – Senate Democrats are pushing to fund grants for Illinois college students even though the state doesn't have a budget in place.
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Backpage ad site: Aider of traffickers or way to stop them?

    CHICAGO – The adult ads on Backpage.com are endless – written in a sort of risque code to avoid implying something illegal, yet still obvious invitati ...
    Aug. 16, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Without a budget, Illinois’ spending – and deficit – balloon

    CHICAGO – Illinois Republicans and Democrats alike wailed when the Democrat-controlled Legislature approved a state budget last year that was more tha ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • 2 parachutists injured at Chicago Air & Water Show

    CHICAGO – Two parachutists were seriously injured Saturday during the Chicago Air & Water Show, including one who witnesses say clipped the top of a h ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Woman files lawsuit in husband's tent-collapse death

    WOOD DALE – The wife of a man killed when a tent collapsed at a suburban Chicago festival has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit.
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Health system seeks state approval for new Rockford hospital

    ROCKFORD – A northern Illinois health system plans to build a new 188-bed hospital in Rockford and is in the process of submitting paperwork on its pr ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 9:49 pm
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