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  • Illinois law a boost to ex-offenders seeking jobs

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation requiring private employers in Illinois to first evaluate job applicants' skills then ask about c ...
    July 19, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • Stretch of Chicago roadway named for Mandela

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    July 18, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Malaysians in Chicago hold vigil for crash victims

    CHICAGO – Dozens gathered in Chicago to light candles in memory of those killed in the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine.
    July 18, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Chicago Police Board fires police sergeant

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Board has fired a police sergeant whose gun was used in the death of a woman.
    July 18, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Man not guilty of trying to kill Decatur officer

    DECATUR – A jury in central Illinois has cleared a man of charges that he tried to kill a Decatur police detective wounded during a raid last year.
    July 18, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Chicago man convicted in 5 shooting deaths

    CHICAGO – A jury has convicted a Chicago man of murder in the 2008 killings of five people shot execution-style in the head after a robbery on the cit ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Waterloo police probe stabbing death

    WATERLOO, Ill. (AP) — Police in Monroe County's Waterloo say a 28-year-old man has been stabbed to death in what is the southwestern Illinois city's f ...
    July 18, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • GOP groups target Democrats' House supermajority

    CHICAGO (AP) — National Republican legislative groups say eliminating Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's Democratic supermajority is among the t ...
    July 18, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Prosecutors say Blagojevich lawyers misread ruling

    CHICAGO – Prosecutors responding to a new argument in Rod Blagojevich's appeal say the former governor's lawyers have misrepresented a U.S. Supreme Co ...
    July 18, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Malaysians in Chicago plan vigil for crash victims

    CHICAGO — Malaysians in Chicago are planning a vigil in memory of those killed in the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine's ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • As rivers retreat, roads, ferries back in business

    GRAFTON — Ferry and vehicle traffic around western Illinois and eastern Missouri is returning to normal now that the rain-swollen Mississippi and Illi ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:05 am
  • Springfield police issue 300 cellphone citations

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield police say they've issued hundreds of citations to people using cellphones while driving more than six months after a state- ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:04 am
  • Navy Pier gets $20 million private donation

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s Navy Pier is to receive a $20 million donation, one that officials say is the largest private gift in the attraction’s history.
    July 17, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Quincy mother pleads not guilty to locking up son

    QUINCY – A western Illinois woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a charge of locking her 5-year-old son in their basement.
    July 17, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Durbin wants air base site named in Dixon's honor

    MASCOUTAH – A building at southwestern Illinois Air Force base will bear the name of late former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon, if a federal lawmaker from Illi ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:44 pm
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