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  • Justice, prison reforms rare chance for Illinois compromise

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to reduce the number of inmates in Illinois’ overcrowded prison system over the next decade – and he’s willing t ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Former Philadelphia police chief to advise Chicago Police Department

    CHICAGO – A former deputy superintendent of the Chicago Police Department who left to head departments in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia is retur ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:23 am
  • 1st St. Louis-area medical marijuana dispensary to open

    COLLINSVILLE – The St. Louis area's first medical marijuana dispensary is slated to open in the city's Illinois suburbs.
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Man being held in fatal stabbing in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Chicago police said they have taken a man into custody after he allegedly stabbed another man to death on the city's West Side.
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Amid budget stalemate, Marion considers borrowing for school

    MARION – The prolonged state budget stalemate is forcing a southern Illinois school district to consider borrowing more than $7 million to help pay fo ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Illinois monitoring 4 counties to guard against bird flu

    SPRINGFIELD – State agriculture officials said they are keeping close watch over four counties in southeastern Illinois to guard against the possible ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Trucker sentenced to 2 years for crash that killed trooper

    SKOKIE – The driver of a truck that slammed into an Illinois state trooper’s patrol car and killed him in 2003 has been sentenced to two years in pris ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • Illinois prairie draws more visitors since arrival of bison

    WILMINGTON – A herd of bison that made its home at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie last fall has drawn more visitors to the northeastern Illinois a ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 11:01 pm
  • Jackson County sues state over unpaid bills amid budget woes

    CARBONDALE – Jackson County in southern Illinois is the latest local government to sue the state over unpaid bills caused by the lack of a state spend ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Metra tests Wi-Fi service on train cars

    CHICAGO – Metra has begun putting Wi-Fi “hot spots” on select train cars as a part of an 11-car test run the transit agency announced last fall.
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • U.S. Mint to feature Illinois national park

    HARRISBURG – An Illinois national park will be featured on this year’s national collectible coin.The ...
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Man shot in head during fight in lobby of Chicago Hyatt McCormick Place hotel

    CHICAGO – Police say a 26-year-old man was shot dead during a fight in the lobby of a hotel in downtown Chicago.
    Jan. 23, 2016 - 12:04 pm
  • Out-migration from Illinois hits six digits: State population loss leads nation

    The annual stream of people leaving Illinois for other states hit a new six-figure milestone last year, according to U.S. Census records.
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Chicago Public Schools announces 227 administrative layoffs

    CHICAGO – More than 200 administrative employees with Chicago Public Schools are being laid off and another 180 already-vacant positions will be close ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • 2 Chicago officers involved in McDonald case now off street

    CHICAGO – Two Chicago police officers whose official accounts of a 2014 fatal shooting of a black teenager by white Officer Jason Van Dyke contradict ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 11:33 pm
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