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  • Illinois man accused of stealing guns to sell to Ferguson protesters

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Illinois – A 19-year-old Illinois parolee who helped raid a store of dozens of assault-style rifles and other firearms planned to se ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Employee fired at Inverness Catholic church after same-sex engagement files human rights complaints

    CHICAGO — The longtime music director of a suburban Chicago parish has filed human rights complaints after he was fired earlier this year following hi ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Dangling worker rescued from Chicago cell tower

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago fire authorities say a worker has been rescued after dangling by his harness from a cell tower for more than 30 minutes.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 9:39 am
  • Ex-lawmaker Keith Farnham pleads guilty in child porn case

    CHICAGO – A former Illinois state representative changed his plea to guilty Friday in a child pornography case, admitting that he traded in images o ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • East Joliet fire guts home for second time in four years

    JOLIET TOWNSHIP – Charles Kinney stood in the middle of Middletree Road on Thursday afternoon, looked at his home of 29 years and shook his head.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Sealy Mattress to close in Batavia; 174 workers to be laid off

    BATAVIA – Sealy Mattress, 1030 E. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, announced it will close and lay off 174 workers next year.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 9:27 am
  • U.S. Senate OKs naming veterans clinic for Lane Evans

    SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Senate has approved legislation to name a federal veterans' facility in Galesburg after late U.S. Rep. Lane Evans of Illinois.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 6:48 pm
  • Madigan wants expedited appeal on pension law

    CHICAGO – Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office has asked the Illinois Supreme Court for an expedited hearing of her appeal of a lower court's declar ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 6:47 pm
  • Illinois Legislature approves bobcat hunting

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers have approved legislation allowing bobcat hunting for the first time in more than 40 years.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 6:46 pm
  • Quinn left with few, tough options on minimum wage

    SPRINGFIELD – A final piece of outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn's legacy is up in the air as lawmakers left Springfield for the year without sending the Chicag ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 6:45 pm
  • Sears third-quarter loss widens as retailer reshapes itself

    HOFFMAN ESTATES — Sears Holdings Corp. tried to reassure investors Thursday that financial maneuvers — closing stores, selling assets and slashing inv ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 10:23 am
  • Navy recruit dies in Naval Station Great Lakes training near Chicago, officials say

    CHICAGO — U.S. Navy officials say a 20-year-old recruit has died following a training event at a Chicago-area naval station.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 9:59 am
  • Senate passes Illinois minimum wage bill, but House adjourns

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers began wrapping up their annual fall veto session Wednesday, pushing off some of the state's business until Republican ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Key Walgreen sales metric of prescription drug sales up 4.5 percent in November

    DEERFIELD — Strong prescription drug sales, aided by a rise in flu shots, helped to push Walgreen's revenue from established stores up more than 4 per ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • 72-year-old Chicago woman dies in northwest side fire, officials say

    CHICAGO — Chicago fire officials say a 72-year-old woman has died in a building fire on the city's northwest side.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:07 am
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