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  • Budget battle to leave Chicago State University broke by March

    CHICAGO – Like all of Illinois’ nine public universities, Chicago State University is waiting for long-overdue state funding. Come March, however, the ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Come March, budget battle to leave Chicago State broke

    CHICAGO – Like all of Illinois' nine public universities, Chicago State University is waiting for long-overdue state funding. Come March, though, the ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 10:21 am
  • Illinois, other states debate laws for police videos

    SPRINGFIELD – The yearlong delay before the release of a video showing a white Chicago police officer fatally shooting a black teenager has Illinois l ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 12:40 am
  • Autopsy: U.S. woman found dead in Belize was strangled

    BELIZE CITY, Belize – An autopsy on the body of a U.S. tourist found dead in western Belize has determined that she was strangled to death.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Nearly 2 dozen Chicago officers called before grand jury

    CHICAGO – Nearly two dozen Chicago Police Department employees have been called to testify before a federal grand jury investigating the 2014 death of ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Illinois drivers facilities closed for MLK holiday

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Secretary of State offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Metra announces ban on hoverboards, citing fire concerns

    CHICAGO – Metra says it is banning hoverboards because of the potential fire danger from the lithium-ion batteries that power the devices.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • New Illinois law seeks better data on heroin overdoses

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – The state is working to get a handle on how many heroin overdoses there are in Illinois under the requirements of a new state law.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Chicago police unions push for destruction of old complaints

    CHICAGO – Unions representing Chicago police officers are fighting for the destruction of tens of thousands of documents from disciplinary files datin ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 2:12 am
  • Bruce Rauner calls for short-term funding for prison reforms

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner is calling for short-term spending for prison reforms in hopes of reducing the state's prison population over the next ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 2:36 pm
  • Chicago-area Dems back challenger over incumbent prosecutor

    CHICAGO – The re-election campaign of Chicago's top prosecutor took a hit Thursday when the local leaders of her Democratic Party gave their backing t ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Home care aides: Service will suffer with state’s OT policy

    SPRINGFIELD – Disabled Illinois residents who depend on in-home help for daily needs will suffer once the state stops paying overtime for their caregi ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Rock Falls fire that killed 5 started on home's first floor

    ROCK FALLS – Fire officials in Rock Falls say a fire that killed five members of a family started in their home's first-floor living room.
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Man freed after prosecutor dismisses decade-old drug charges

    CHICAGO – A man who spent nearly a decade in prison on a drug conviction has been freed after prosecutors in Chicago vacated the charges against him.
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Video released of 2013 Chicago police shooting of black teen

    CHICAGO – Video released Thursday shows a 2013 fatal shooting of a 17-year-old black carjacking suspect by a white Chicago police officer, although fo ...
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 11:59 pm
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