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  • Heroin meetings planned across Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD — A new Illinois House task force on heroin plans to hold several public hearings across the state this spring.
    April 9, 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • Change in Illinois' GPS monitoring law advances

    SPRINGFIELD — A bill that would let law enforcement officials use GPS tracking on people with a restraining order is advancing in the Illinois Legisla ...
    April 9, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • Cicero Police looking for more victims in sex case

    CICERO — Suburban Chicago police say a youth minister is facing charges for sexually assaulting at least six children — and they believe more victims ...
    April 9, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Rockford man charged in Byron shooting

    OREGON — Prosecutors in northern Illinois say they've charged a Rockford man in connection with a shooting last month in rural Byron.
    April 9, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • U of I's Alma Mater heads back to campus

    URBANA – The University of Illinois' Alma Mater sculpture is set to return to campus after a year and a half away.
    April 9, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • Illinois providing $100M for local road repairs

    CHICAGO – The state of Illinois is giving local governments $100 million to help repair roads and address other transportation needs following a parti ...
    April 9, 2014 - 12:32 am
  • WWI artillery shells found in luggage at O’Hare

    CHICAGO – Baggage screeners at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport have discovered two World War I artillery shells in checked luggage that arrived ...
    April 9, 2014 - 12:32 am
  • Ill. Senate OKs proposal lowering probation time

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation that would decrease a criminal’s time on probation if they pursued further education is moving through the Illinois Legislat ...
    April 9, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • Work on University of Illinois solar field could start this year

    CHAMPAIGN – University of Illinois officials said they hope work could begin later this year on a field of solar panels that will ultimately supply ab ...
    April 9, 2014 - 12:30 am
  • Wisconsin sheriff: DNA ties man to 1997 slaying

    RACINE, Wis. – Authorities tailed a man for several days and used DNA from a cigarette he tossed away at a train station to connect him to the cold-ca ...
    April 9, 2014 - 12:30 am
  • Illinois considering east-west Amtrak route

    SPRINGFIELD – State lawmakers are backing the creation of an east-west passenger rail corridor across Illinois.
    April 9, 2014 - 12:30 am
  • School funding overhaul advances in Ill. Senate

    SPRINGFIELD – A proposal to dramatically overhaul the state's school funding formula and allocate more money to poorer districts moved ahead in the Il ...
    April 9, 2014 - 12:36 am
  • County workers promoted after contributing to boss

    CHICAGO — Several employees who work for Cook County Circuit Clerk Dorothy Brown received promotions and hefty raises after donating to their boss's c ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • 13-year-old charged with defacing Chicago statues

    CHICAGO — Chicago authorities say a 13-year-old boy is facing charges for defacing 18 life-size statues in the city's famous Grant Park.
    April 8, 2014 - 8:10 am
  • Man waives extradition after Chicago standoff

    CHICAGO — A man facing charges for holding police at bay for hours during a standoff on Chicago's iconic Lake Shore Drive is waiving extradition to Ge ...
    April 8, 2014 - 8:08 am
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