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  • Illinois woman gets 75 years for father's murder

    MARION – A southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for soliciting and aiding in the 2011 murder of her father.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Quinn: Agencies must follow hiring rules

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn deflected blame for state hiring problems Tuesday, saying agencies must follow anti-patronage hiring rules – even when th ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:42 pm
  • Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

    CHICAGO – Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Grandson charged in 85-year-old East Dundee woman's death

    EAST DUNDEE – The grandson of an 85-year-old woman found stabbed to death in her home in the northern Illinois village of East Dundee has been charged ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 9:06 am
  • Chicago police issue alert for kidnapping suspect

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department has issued a community alert after an 11-year-old girl who escaped a kidnapping attempt reported seeing anothe ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • Illinois seeks medical marijuana board nominees

    CHICAGO – The new medical marijuana program in Illinois is looking for health professionals and patients to serve on an advisory board.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 8:33 am
  • Chicago police shoot, kill 2 Sunday night

    CHICAGO – Chicago police officers shot and killed two armed men in separate incidents on Sunday night on the city's South Side, the department said.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Biden, Christie in Illinois for governor’s race

    CHICAGO – The closely watched race for Illinois governor got a high-profile boost Monday with Vice President Joe Biden fundraising for Gov. Pat Quinn ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 12:37 am
  • Quinn vetoes Illinois ridesharing regulations

    CHICAGO – Taxicab companies and others seeking statewide regulation of the emerging ridesharing industry pushed for a legislative override Monday afte ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Quinn vetoes Illinois ridesharing regulations

    CHICAGO – A taxicab industry spokeswoman says Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation that would've given customers some protection in the emer ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 10:34 am
  • Police: Southern Illinois plant explosion kills 2

    GRANITE CITY – Police say two people are dead and more are injured after an explosion at a recycling plant in southern Illinois.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 9:06 am
  • Chicago police shoot, kill 2 Sunday night

    CHICAGO – Chicago police officials say officers have shot and killed two people in separate incidents.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Mediation fails to settle Galesburg teacher strike

    GALESBURG – Thousands of students are staying home again in Galesburg as a weekend mediation session between a teachers union and the board of educati ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Pediatricians' Rx for schools: Later start times

    CHICAGO – Pediatricians have a new prescription for schools: later start times for teens.Delaying th ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Flood damage victims should be wary of scams

    CHICAGO – A nonprofit consumer group is cautioning people who suffered flood damage in recent heavy rains about dishonest contractors.
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:26 pm
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