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  • Chicago lawyer named ambassador to Czech Republic

    CHICAGO – A Chicago attorney has been confirmed as the United States’ ambassador to the Czech Republic.
    July 24, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Cook County to cut buildings’ carbon emissions

    CHICAGO – Cook County buildings will be getting greener.The county’s Board of Commissioners has appr ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Insurers owe more than $8M in refunds in Illinois

    CHICAGO – The federal government said more than 108,000 Illinois health insurance customers will benefit from more than $8 million in refunds because ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Skydiver dies during WWII-style jump in Oklahoma

    FREDERICK, Oklahoma – A skydiver from central Illinois was killed earlier this week while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor Wor ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Man held in 1992 strangling death of Illinois teen

    CHICAGO – More than two decades after the strangling death of an Illinois teenager, a 71-year-old man was arrested in California in connection with th ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • GOP Rauner’s campaign ad used made-up headlines

    SPRINGFIELD – A campaign ad from the Republican candidate for Illinois governor is being called into question for tailoring – and even making up – hea ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • GOP Rauner's campaign ad used made-up headlines

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A campaign ad from the Republican candidate for Illinois governor is being called into question for tailoring — and even maki ...
    July 24, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Quinn: Rauner ad shows 'pattern of dishonesty'

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has blasted a new commercial by his Republican opponent in which headlines from news stories appear doctored.
    July 24, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Jobless rates fall in all Illinois metro areas

    CHICAGO — The state Department of Employment Security says unemployment rates dropped in June in all 12 Illinois metro areas. It was the third straigh ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • Immigration detainers down in McLean County

    BLOOMINGTON — Federal immigration detainers have dropped in a central Illinois county where they sparked protests two years ago.
    July 24, 2014 - 12:55 pm
  • 16-year-old boy shot dead in Chicago house

    CHICAGO — Chicago police say a 16-year-old boy is dead after a bullet fired from outside came through a window and struck him inside a South Side home ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Man robbed by fake police on Illinois highway

    LITCHFIELD — Illinois State Police say a driver was robbed on Interstate 55 near Litchfield by men who impersonated police officers.
    July 24, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Illinois farmers benefit from manure share program

    DECATUR — Illinois gardeners and livestock owners have formed mutually beneficial relationships through a free online manure exchange program.
    July 24, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Loves Park veteran raising funds for flag legacy

    LOVES PARK – A northern Illinois World War II veteran who gives away free American flags every Memorial Day has raised $4,000 for a fund to keep the t ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:31 pm
  • State lawmaker: Concealed carry law 'complicated'

    SPRINGFIELD — A state senator said the law he helped push through that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is too tough on gun owners ...
    July 23, 2014 - 3:19 pm
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