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  • As death of Abraham Lincoln marked, caretakers of tomb face setbacks

    SPRINGFIELD – Caretakers of Abraham Lincoln's tomb are on the defensive over an unflattering critique in National Geographic magazine and looming budg ...
    April 15, 2015 - 8:21 pm
  • Anthony 'Tony' Smith, new Illinois education chief, is urban school reform leader

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education moved unanimously Wednesday afternoon to make a leadership change, replacing one of the nation's l ...
    April 15, 2015 - 8:17 pm
  • Chicago not releasing video of officer-involved Laquon McDonald shooting

    CHICAGO – Months after a teenager was shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer, the city is still refusing to release the dash-cam video of the fatal ...
    April 15, 2015 - 7:49 pm
  • Panel strips ex-Illinois Rep. Keith Farnham's pension after child porn conviction

    ELGIN (AP) — A state panel has stripped former Illinois state Rep. Keith Farnham's pension after he was convicted of federal child pornography charges ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Airplane changed course before deadly Illinois crash near Bloomington, report says

    CHAMPAIGN — A preliminary report on the airplane crash that killed seven people near Bloomington confirms the pilot unexpectedly changed course as he ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:31 am
  • Chef Homaro Cantu, who blended science and food in Chicago, dies

    CHICAGO — Chef Homaro Cantu, who artfully blended science and fine dining at his Michelin-starred Chicago restaurant, has died.
    April 15, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • 4 from former lawmaker’s staff subpoenaed in US probe

    WASHINGTON – Congress said Tuesday it has been told at least four staffers who worked for former Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock have been subpoenaed to te ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • New report singles out most litigious Illinois counties

    CHICAGO – While lawsuit-filing rates in most of Illinois are at a 40-year low, they remain high in Cook and Madison counties due, in part, to asbestos ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Hospitals: $1.5B Medicaid cut plan could cost jobs, services

    SPRINGFIELD – Some Illinois hospitals say a proposal to reduce Medicaid spending by more than $1.5 billion from Gov. Bruce Rauner could lead to signif ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Chicago offers reparations package to police torture victims

    CHICAGO – Victims of police torture under former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge would share $5.5 million, receive an apology and see their story t ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • More Illinois grant suspensions possible

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s top budget aide says more grants could be suspended this year on top of tens of millions in suspensions sent to nonp ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers: Rauner must offer pension plan soon

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner had better put his pension-plan cards on the table if he wants lawmakers to deal him a hand which includes budget-spar ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Drew Peterson to stand trial in July in murder-for-hire case

    CHESTER — Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police officer charged with trying to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison for his th ...
    April 14, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Illinois catering employee admits stealing wedding gifts

    PEKIN (AP) — A central Illinois woman has been sentenced to three years in prison for stealing a couple's gifts while she worked for a caterer at thei ...
    April 14, 2015 - 3:11 pm
  • Prosecutors investigate fatal shooting of teen by Chicago police

    CHICAGO — Federal and county prosecutors are investigating the October fatal shooting by a Chicago police officer of a teenager who authorities say wa ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:04 am
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