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  • Champaign veteran Mikal Washington gets 10 years for 2012 shooting

    CHAMPAIGN – A Champaign military veteran who experts say suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder when he shot his wife has been sentenced to 10 y ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • Illinois governor's race sees social issues take backseat

    CHICAGO – Normally hot-button social issues like gay marriage and abortion rights have remained on the backburner for much of the Illinois governor's ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • Bruce Rauner says women will decide Illinois governor's race

    CHICAGO – Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says women will decide the close race between him and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 1:14 pm
  • Alstory Simon ordered freed in landmark Illinois case

    CHICAGO – A judge ordered the immediate release Thursday of a prisoner whose confession had helped free a death row inmate in a 1982 double killing — ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Audit: Two-thirds of Chicago elevators not inspected

    CHICAGO – An audit by Chicago's inspector general has determined two-thirds of the city's elevators were not inspected last year.
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • State education chief sent to Waukegan amid strike

    WAUKEGAN – The state became involved Wednesday in a nearly four-week teacher strike in Waukegan when Gov. Pat Quinn ordered the chairman of the state ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Illinois’ U.S. Senate candidates spar in last debate

    CHICAGO – The Illinois candidates for U.S. Senate debated immigration proposals, tea party ties and anti-violence policies Wednesday in Republican sta ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Illinois' U.S. Senate candidates Jim Oberweis, Dick Durbin set for last debate

    CHICAGO – The Illinois candidates for U.S. Senate were poised Wednesday for their final debate ahead of next week's election, giving Republican state ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  • Iowa man charged in $2.7M Illinois fraud case

    ROCK ISLAND – Federal authorities say an Iowa man has been charged with defrauding his former employer in Illinois of at least $2.7 million.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Union supporting Quinn donates to Libertarian foe

    CHICAGO – A labor union that endorsed Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s re-election campaign in Illinois has donated money to an unlikely source – the Liber ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Quinn touts job news ahead of governor election

    CHAMPAIGN – Announcements that hundreds of jobs will be coming to Illinois at a new fertilizer plant and for online retailer Amazon highlighted the st ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • 14 hurt in Indiana Amtrak crash with semitrailer

    REYNOLDS, Ind. – A northern Indiana sheriff says 14 people aboard an Amtrak train were injured when the train traveling from Indianapolis to Chicago c ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 9:59 am
  • Gun found during Joliet drug arrest

    JOLIET - Two people were arrested early Monday after police reportedly found them with marijuana and a gun.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 8:56 am
  • One family displaced in apartment fire in Batavia

    BATAVIA – After the smoke detector started going off in her apartment at the Lorlyn of Batavia apartment complex Monday afternoon, Stephanie McGlennon ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 8:54 am
  • McHenry County Board to re-vote on taking health care grant after outcry

    WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board is calling a do-over on its vote last week to reject a state grant to pay for counselors to help people get insur ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 8:52 am
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