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  • Terror plotter Padilla gets new 21-year sentence

    MIAMI – Convicted al-Qaida terrorism plotter Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen jailed for years as an enemy combatant, was handed a new 21-year prison sent ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Cardinal George hopes to go to Rome in November

    CHICAGO – A new clinical trial of an experimental drug to treat cancer has left Cardinal Francis George feeling good, but not great, he said.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Ex-Burnham clerk gets 18 months for $650,000 theft

    CHICAGO – A 70-year-old former village clerk was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for stealing more than $650,000 from her suburban Chicago co ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Prosecutors: Lake County girl abused before killed by punch

    WAUKEGAN – Lake County prosecutors say an 11-year-old Waukegan girl who died after being punched in the stomach by her mother was also suffering from ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Southwest Illinois man charged with kidnapping boy

    COLUMBIA – A southwestern Illinois man was charged with three felonies after police said he kidnapped a boy and restrained him in a basement.
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Illinois begins taking marijuana business applications

    SPRINGFIELD – Entrepreneurs wanting to cultivate or dispense medical marijuana under a new Illinois law are getting their chance to be considered but ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:42 am
  • Officials: Cause of deadly Chicago fire unclear

    CHICAGO – Investigators were unable to pinpoint the cause of a Chicago apartment fire that killed four children, although it likely came from an open ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Madigan proposes allowing cameras at nursing homes

    CHICAGO – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Monday said she will push for legislation to allow video or audio recording devices to be placed i ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:42 am
  • Chicago man apparently drowns in Illinois River

    OGLESBY – A Chicago man apparently drowned as he tried to swim across the Illinois River near Starved Rock State Park over the weekend.
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:42 am
  • Rauner education plan would change funding formula

    CHICAGO – The debate over education took the spotlight in the Illinois governor's race Monday, with Republican Bruce Rauner proposing overhauls to tea ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:42 am
  • Union PAC attacks Rauner's comments to NIU students

    DeKALB – A state political action committee is up in arms about comments gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner made last week about venture capitalists ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 4:52 pm
  • 8 closed Illinois interstate rest areas to reopen

    SPRINGFIELD – Eight of Illinois' 30 interstate rest areas that have been closed are set to reopen this fall.
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 8:59 am
  • Ill. begins taking marijuana business applications

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Entrepreneurs wanting to cultivate or dispense medical marijuana under a new Illinois law are getting their chance to be cons ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 6:59 am
  • 4 children killed in fire on Chicago's South Side

    CHICAGO (AP) — Four children were killed early Monday in a fire on Chicago's South Side, authorities said.
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 6:55 am
  • Thyroid, kidney cancers up in kids but still rare

    CHICAGO – Children’s kidney and thyroid cancers have increased in recent years, and although the diseases are rare, experts wonder if the rising rates ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 5:30 am
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