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  • Geneva man found guilty of murder in wife's death

    GENEVA, Ill. (AP) — A 47-year-old Geneva man has been found guilty of first-degree murder in his wife's death.
    March 17, 2015 - 6:31 am
  • Donors had role in Congressman's 2014 property deal

    WASHINGTON – A shell company linked to embattled Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock paid a political donor $300,000 last year for a commercial property in Peo ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Blackstone buying Chicago's Willis Tower for undisclosed sum

    NEW YORK – Blackstone is buying Chicago's Willis Tower, once called the Sears Tower, from 233 South Wacker LLC for an undisclosed amount.
    March 16, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Judge agrees to move ex-Illinois legislator's sentencing

    CHICAGO – A judge in Keith Farnham's child pornography case is taking the rare step of moving the ex-Illinois lawmaker's sentencing from Chicago's fed ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Anita Hill cancels U of Illinois visit over professor's suit

    URBANA – Anita Hill has canceled a planned visit to the University of Illinois over a lawsuit against the school from a professor whose job offer was ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Durbin backs Emanuel bid but says contest depends on turnout

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he’s backing Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s re-election bid in the runoff contest next month.
    March 16, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Illinois to take peregrine falcon off threatened list

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois officials are set to remove the peregrine falcon from the state's threatened species list.
    March 16, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Chicago mayor faults election opponent as lacking gravitas

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel aggressively dissected his re-election challenger’s record and platform Monday in the first head-to-head televise ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • University of Chicago, UIC urge Obama to put presidential library in city

    CHICAGO — The two Chicago universities in the competition for President Barack Obama's library came together Monday to send a message to the White Hou ...
    March 16, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • Filming begins in Chicago for TV pilots ABC's 'Runner,' NBC's 'Love is a Four Letter Word'

    CHICAGO — Two television pilots will begin filming Monday in Chicago.Chicago Film Office Director Ri ...
    March 16, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • 1 killed, 1 injured in house fire in Antioch Township

    ANTIOCH TOWNSHIP, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed and a woman was seriously injured in a house fire in northern Illinois.
    March 16, 2015 - 6:56 am
  • Illinois FOIA appeal process hampered by years-long backlog

    SPRINGFIELD – After the scandal that sent former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to prison, lawmakers adopted a raft of reforms that included creating a ...
    March 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Family seeking answers in woman’s fatal fall at nursing home

    BELLEVILLE – The family of an 85-year-old nursing home patient who was found dead at the bottom of a stairway still strapped in her wheelchair said th ...
    March 15, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Prosecutors: Illinois man stole $1 million via LINK cards

    BURBANK – Prosecutors say a southwest suburban Chicago man used more than 3,000 LINK cards to steal almost $1 million in government funds by purchasin ...
    March 15, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Authorities clean up small Mississippi River oil spill

    MOLINE – A towboat operator inadvertently pumped about 50 gallons of an oil and water mix into the Mississippi River Friday, but officials said the sp ...
    March 15, 2015 - 11:22 pm
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