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  • Despite FBI work, corrupt cop gets prison time

    CHICAGO – A former Chicago police officer who served as a FBI informant has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for shaking down a tow truck driver ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 1:53 pm
  • Opponents of Illinois mine hope to stop permit

    HOMER – Opponents of a coal mine proposed for eastern Illinois are trying to muster opposition as state regulators consider whether to grant the opera ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • Illinois police investigate fatal hit-and-run

    GRANITE CITY – Illinois State Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that left a bicyclist dead in Granite City.
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • Police: Woman tried to kidnap boy at O'Hare

    CHICAGO – Chicago police say a woman snatched a 2-year-old boy at O’Hare International Airport and tried to run away with him.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Two more girls say they were victimized by teacher

    WAUKEGAN – Lake County authorities say two more girls have come forward claiming that a suburban Chicago grade school teacher sexually abused them.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Audit: Illinois needs better health care oversight

    SPRINGFIELD – A state audit has found that Illinois officials are not doing all they can to determine whether children are eligible for state-subsidiz ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Chicago mayor signs minimum wage executive order

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to sign an executive order that requires city contractors and subcontractors to pay employees a $13-an-hour ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Illinois Medicaid pushes long-acting birth control

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration wants to double down on long-acting birth control methods for the poor in an effort to save taxpayer money o ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Illinois schools start year with 24 new mandates

    SPRINGFIELD – Schools in Illinois have begun their academic years with two dozen new requirements from lawmakers that don’t come with any correspondin ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Police: Man falls to his death from cell tower

    WILMINGTON – Authorities in northeast Illinois' Will County say an apparent trespasser at a cellular telephone tower site fell to his death while clim ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • SIU enrollment increases following 9-year decline

    CARBONDALE – A nine-year streak of declining enrollment has ended with the new school year at Southern Illinois University.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 10:35 am
  • Springfield mayor wants body cameras for police

    SPRINGFIELD – The mayor of Springfield says he wants police officers to start wearing body cameras next year.
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Police: Chicago man runs over baby in SUV

    CHICAGO – A Chicago man has been charged with battery after police say he hit his girlfriend and her 7-year-old son before running over her 8-month-ol ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Suburban Chicago man sentenced for killing infant

    WAUKEGAN – A judge has sentenced a suburban Chicago man to 30 years in prison for killing his then-girlfriend's 5-month-old son and dumping the body i ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Illinois woman rescued after day stuck in mud

    CARMI – White County officials rescued a woman who spent more than a day trapped in mud near the Little Wabash River in southern Illinois.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:33 pm
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