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  • Aunt of captured inmate charged with aiding in escape

    CHICAGO – An aunt of a convicted murderer who was captured in Chicago after a nearly three-day manhunt was charged Saturday with giving her nephew inf ...
    April 4, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Repeat DUI offender who killed Wonder Lake teen prompts call for new law

    Joel Mains got a call last November from the Palatine Police Department that would make any father’s blood boil.
    April 4, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Chicago police catch escaped inmate convicted of murder

    CHICAGO – Police in Chicago have arrested a convicted murderer who escaped from an eastern Illinois jail and spent nearly three days on the run.
    April 4, 2015 - 10:09 am
  • Emanuel trying to avoid second embarrassment in Chicago race

    CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel took the stage in an ornate hotel ballroom in downtown Chicago one day this week where about 1,400 African-American women ...
    April 4, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Gov. Rauner signs law to extend utility rate hikes

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed into law a measure that grants two more years for the state's electric utilities to recover the co ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • PetSmart closing 3 Chicago pet hotels, citing dog flu virus

    PetSmart has closed a Chicago boarding center to contain the spread of the canine flu virus and says it will close two other locations in the area.
    April 3, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • Kankakee killer's escape has family of slain Illinois man fearful

    KANKAKEE — Relatives of an Illinois man slain during a botched robbery said they fear for their safety after the killer's escape from jail this week a ...
    April 3, 2015 - 2:01 pm
  • Armed man fatally shot by officer in southern Illinois

    METROPOLIS (AP) — Authorities are investigating after an armed man was fatally shot by a police officer in southern Illinois.
    April 3, 2015 - 9:34 am
  • Illinois' GOP U.S. senator he'll support Lynch's AG nomination

    CHICAGO – Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois said Thursday that he'll vote for Loretta Lynch's nomination for attorney general, removing doubt ...
    April 2, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Madigan rules no state pension for ex-Illinois lawmaker

    ELGIN – Attorney General Lisa Madigan says Illinois should deny a pension to a terminally ill former lawmaker for compiling and trading more than 2,70 ...
    April 2, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Lawmaker, ACLU push bill on police license plate readers

    SPRINGFIELD – Law enforcement agencies are using high-tech cameras to scan thousands of license plates an hour in Illinois, gathering data they say ca ...
    April 2, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Audit: DCFS must determine abuse-report legitimacy faster

    SPRINGFIELD – A state audit has found that the Illinois child-welfare agency has slipped in giving timely determinations of whether there's truth in c ...
    April 2, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Sheriff links staff cuts to Illinois murder convict's escape

    KANKAKEE – Law enforcement officers armed with rifles on Thursday searched homes in eastern Illinois for a convicted murderer on the run, as the sheri ...
    April 2, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • University of Illinois to create center honoring Roger Ebert

    CHICAGO – Efforts are underway to raise about $2.5 million to create a center named for late film critic Roger Ebert in the College of Media at the Un ...
    April 2, 2015 - 8:48 am
  • Illinois corn acreage projected to decline in 2015

    SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects Illinois farmers to plant fewer acres of corn in 2015 as a nationwide price slump continues.
    April 1, 2015 - 11:02 pm
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