• Obama commutations include 2 Chicago men, 1 from Gary

    CHICAGO – Two Chicago men, including one serving a life sentence, and a Gary, Indiana man were among nearly four dozen nonviolent offenders whose pris ...
    July 13, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Man held without bond in death of Chicago boy hit by car

    CHICAGO – A Chicago man accused of killing a baby when he slammed his vehicle into a stroller while fleeing police has been charged with first-degree ...
    July 13, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Bird in Ogle County tests positive for West Nile

    OREGON – Health officials say a dead bird found in Ogle County has tested positive for West Nile virus.
    July 13, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Southeastern Illinois company says it's growing marijuana

    CHICAGO – Illinois' medical marijuana program reached an important milestone Monday with the announcement that at least one of the authorized companie ...
    July 13, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Company under probe pushed for ex-Chicago schools CEO hiring

    CHICAGO – The head of an education company at the heart of an ongoing federal investigation advocated for the hiring of ex-Chicago Public Schools CEO ...
    July 12, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Mom delivers baby near bridge on way to hospital

    PEORIA – A central Illinois woman said her baby was born on the bank of a bridge on the way to the hospital.
    July 12, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • New law waives license plate fees for veterans

    SPRINGFIELD – Combat veterans returning from active duty will qualify for free Illinois license plates under legislation signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
    July 12, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • 54 stingrays die at Brookfield Zoo

    CHICAGO – Officials said all 54 stingrays in a popular exhibit at Brookfield Zoo died because the oxygen levels in their tank dropped too low.
    July 12, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • River Forest police officers hurt in attack

    RIVER FOREST – Authorities said a shotgun-wielding man opened fire on River Forest police officers responding to a 911 house call about a woman who wa ...
    July 12, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Rauner pension plan would end union negotiations, freeze pay

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Illinois could save billions of dollars each year through an ambitious new plan to address hugely underfunded pension ...
    July 12, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Posting anonymously online? Experts, Illinois Supreme Court ruling say identity not protected

    A recent Illinois Supreme Court decision made one thing clear to those who think they have protection for things they say anonymously on the Internet: ...
    July 11, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Turkey Testicle Festival host not ruffled by competing event

    EAST DUNDEE – The owner of a suburban Chicago pub that has held an annual Turkey Testicle Festival for 32 years isn't testy at all that a nearby commu ...
    July 11, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Pluto-bound spacecraft carrying ashes of Illinois astronomer

    STREATOR – The NASA spacecraft set to complete a flyby of Pluto on Tuesday is carrying some of the ashes of the Illinois astronomer who discovered the ...
    July 11, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Chicago school's bid for loan from pension fund shelved

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund have ended discussions on a school district proposal to borrow $500 millio ...
    July 11, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Illinois men bring 1-year-old along for robberies

    WAUKEGAN – Police in northern Illinois say two men who carried out a string of robberies brought a 1-year-old child along with them for some of the he ...
    July 11, 2015 - 10:26 pm
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