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  • Drew Peterson's murder-for-hire trial again delayed

    CHESTER – Drew Peterson's murder-for-hire trial has again been delayed as the former suburban Chicago police officer seeks to enlist an expert witness ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Judge: Chicago jail's newspaper ban violates 1st Amendment

    CHICAGO – A federal judge in Chicago has ruled a long-standing ban on all newspapers at one of the nation's largest jails violates inmates' right to f ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Chicago group sues 3 suburbs over gun store regulations

    CHICAGO – Two mothers who lost sons to gun violence joined ministers and an activist group Tuesday in an unusual lawsuit against three Chicago suburbs ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:22 am
  • Judicial circuit for Sangamon County applies for cameras

    SPRINGFIELD – A judicial circuit that includes Sangamon County has applied to take part in the Illinois Supreme Court’s pilot program for extended med ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • University of Illinois spends $843,000 for legal defense

    URBANA – The University of Illinois has spent more than $843,000 defending itself in a pair of lawsuits filed by a professor who was denied a job at t ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • LaHood wins Illinois GOP race to replace ex-US Rep. Schock

    SHERMAN – State Sen. Darin LaHood won the GOP nod in Tuesday’s primary to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, setting up the son of the forme ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Judge bars full state worker pay without Illinois budget

    CHICAGO – Illinois won’t be allowed to pay state workers in full during an ongoing budget impasse, a Cook County judge ruled Tuesday, potentially leav ...
    July 8, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Deadly weekend in Chicago highlights city's gang warfare

    CHICAGO – A 7-year-old boy who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend was the son of a gang leader with a lengthy a ...
    July 6, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Ex-Illinois US Rep. Reynolds doesn't show for arraignment

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds failed to appear for his arraignment on federal tax charges Monday, and his lawyer told reporters that the Ill ...
    July 6, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • ACLU seeks federal enforcement of Illinois child services

    SPRINGFIELD – The American Civil Liberties Union says required funding for child-protective services is in jeopardy because of resistance from the Ill ...
    July 6, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Man critically hurt in fall at Grateful Dead concert in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Police say a man was critically hurt in a fall at a Grateful Dead concert at Chicago's Soldier Field.
    July 6, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • Chicago man accused of burning toddlers, adults with caustic substance

    CHICAGO (AP) — A 61-year-old Chicago man faces felony aggravated battery charges and is accused of throwing a caustic substance on two adults and two ...
    July 6, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Documents reveal details of Chicago woman's killing in Bali

    CHICAGO (AP) — Indonesian court documents show that a man convicted in the murder of a Chicago woman in Bali arrived on the resort island hours before ...
    July 6, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Grateful Dead shows set attendance records

    CHICAGO – The Grateful Dead is making Chicago’s Soldier Field come alive like no rock band ever has.
    July 5, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Bison thrive on the Ill. prairie; 14 calves born

    CHICAGO – Love is in the air for bison on an Illinois prairie.The Chicago Tribune reported that afte ...
    July 5, 2015 - 11:39 pm
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