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  • Construction project involving Lake Shore Drive, Stevenson Expressway set to begin

    CHICAGO — A multimillion dollar reconstruction project of a ramp linking the Stevenson Expressway to Lake Shore Drive is about to make navigating thro ...
    June 8, 2015 - 9:27 am
  • Abortion numbers fall in Illinois, mirroring national trend

    CHICAGO – The annual number of abortions in Illinois is continuing to fall, reflecting a national trend and reaching the lowest point in a decades-lon ...
    June 8, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Q&A: The latest developments in the Dennis Hastert case

    CHICAGO – A Montana woman says her brother was sexually abused while in high school by Dennis Hastert, the wrestling coach who later became speaker of ...
    June 6, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Clinic saves dog shot in Chicago domestic dispute

    CHICAGO – Veterinarians at a Skokie animal clinic say a dog shot in the head during a domestic dispute in Chicago is doing well in spite of some linge ...
    June 6, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Chicago’s new 606 trail system opens

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s answer to New York’s High Line elevated trail system opened Saturday to both excitement and concern.
    June 6, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Authorities investigating body found in Rock River

    ROCKFORD – Authorities say they’re trying to recover the body of a man found in the Rock River near the Chicago Rockford International Airport.
    June 6, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Wrigley Field's new bleachers to get new food stands

    CHICAGO (AP) — Wrigley Field's makeover is about to include new concessions for the historic ballpark's renovated bleachers.
    June 6, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Body found in Mackinaw River in search for missing Illinois kayaker

    CONGERVILLE (AP) — Authorities say the family of a missing Illinois kayaker discovered a body Friday night in the area where they were searching.
    June 6, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Fresh claims of sexual abuse about Dennis Hastert clash with squeaky-clean image

    WASHINGTON — Dennis Hastert's former House colleagues say the emergence of sexual abuse allegations against him has been jarring, at odds with a reaso ...
    June 6, 2015 - 8:01 am
  • Chicago's Midway to hold emergency simulation

    CHICAGO – Chicago's second largest airport is planning to simulate a major airplane emergency to test its response procedures.
    June 5, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Gov. Rauner appoints new medical marijuana director

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed an attorney from his staff to direct the state's medical marijuana program.
    June 5, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Group plans events to mark Eastland Disaster centennial

    CHICAGO – A historical group plans events this summer to mark the 100th anniversary of when the Eastland ship sank on the Chicago River, killing 844 p ...
    June 5, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Happy hour bill awaits Gov. Rauner’s approval

    SPRINGFIELD – Happy hour drink specials have been banned in Illinois since the late 1980s, but they could make a comeback under a measure awaiting the ...
    June 5, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Illinois Senate to hold hearing on freezing property taxes

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate will consider a proposed property tax freeze when the chamber reconvenes for the first time since the regular legisl ...
    June 5, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Out-of-state birds banned from Illinois fairs, exhibitions

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Agriculture is banning out-of-state birds from exhibitions and fairs around the state to help stem the spread ...
    June 5, 2015 - 11:35 pm
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