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  • 40 prior traffic citations for man accused in fatal crash

    MARYVILLE – A southwestern Illinois man accused of driving drunk in a crash that left a 27-year-old woman dead had received at least 40 traffic citati ...
    Nov. 1, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Rockford taxi driver shot to death in cab

    ROCKFORD – Police in Rockford said a taxi driver was found shot to death in his cab. Officers respon ...
    Nov. 1, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • University of Illinois works to cut back on food waste

    URBANA – The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is working to cut back on how much food is thrown out at its dining halls.
    Nov. 1, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Funeral services set for late U.S. Rep Gus Savage

    CHICAGO – Funeral services for former U.S. Rep. Gus Savage of Chicago will be held next weekend. The wake will be 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by servic ...
    Nov. 1, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Newspaper: Budget impasse costing state more in long run

    SPRINGFIELD – Some vendors who provide Illinois services said the budget impasse costs the state more in the long run.
    Nov. 1, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Caterpillar starts issuing layoff notices in Decatur

    DECATUR – Caterpillar Inc. has started laying off Decatur workers. Company spokeswoman Rachel Potts confirmed the employee notifications to The Decatu ...
    Nov. 1, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Woe spreads in Pennsylvania's 4-month budget standoff

    HARRISBURG, Pa. – State-subsidized prekindergarten programs are shutting down, domestic violence shelters are closing their doors, and Pennsylvania’s ...
    Nov. 1, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • Police: Concealed carry license holder kills armed gunman

    CHICAGO – A customer with a concealed carry license shot and killed an armed man attempting to rob a Chicago neighborhood store, police said Sunday.
    Nov. 1, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Rauner says he will send Emanuel dead fish after budget spat

    CHICAGO – The public spat between Gov. Bruce Rauner and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel reached a new level Friday, as the mayor said the Republican should ...
    Oct. 31, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • DNA needed to identify charred remains found near Pecatonica

    PECATONICA – Authorities in northern Illinois said they'll use DNA testing to identify a charred body found outside a mobile home near Pecatonica.PECA ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Chicago-area man pleads guilty in Islamic State case

    CHICAGO – A suburban Chicago man pleaded guilty Thursday to allegations he sought to join Islamic State militants, with federal prosecutors calling fo ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Group: Illinois should streamline corrections hiring process

    SPRINGFIELD – A report from an Illinois prison watchdog group said the state's hiring process for its corrections system is cumbersome and needs to be ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Illinois medical marijuana sales spur excitement, worry

    MUNDELEIN – Patients said they will drive long distances to buy their first legal weed. Neighbors worry about loitering and crime. Police plan extra p ...
    Oct. 30, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Judge tosses lawsuit over Chicago Police Department's tattoo policy

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit challenging the Chicago Police Department's new policy requiring officers to cover up their tattoo ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 10:25 am
  • 24-year-old giraffe dies at Brookfield Zoo

    BROOKFIELD — A suburban Chicago zoo has euthanized a 24-year-old female giraffe amid concerns over her daily comfort and quality of life.
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 9:56 am
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