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  • Orangeville pet dubbed world’s tallest cow

    ORANGEVILLE – A 6-foot-4-inch cow owned by an Orangeville woman was recently dubbed the world’s tallest.
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 9:59 pm
  • No vote on Illinois fracking rules until November

    CHICAGO – An Illinois legislative panel has put off voting on rules for high-volume oil and gas extraction until next month, as it grapples with how t ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 9:52 pm
  • 'Sovereign citizen' sentenced for bogus liens

    CHICAGO – A self-proclaimed adherent of the "sovereign citizen" movement who was convicted in June of filing bogus liens against federal judges and ot ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 9:51 pm
  • Republican Rauner explains ‘right to work zones’

    CHICAGO – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says his campaign proposal to create so-called “right to work zones” also means designating ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Chicago-area air traffic center fully operational

    AURORA – A suburban Chicago air traffic center reopened early Monday, more than two weeks after damage from a deliberately set fire forced the cancell ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Pilot crash lands in vacant lot in Chicago suburb

    CHICAGO – People living in a Chicago suburb on Monday looked at scattered pieces of a small plane and wondered if the last act of the pilot before his ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Ex-prosecutor talk of town after murder charge

    QUINCY – Few in this former port city along the Mississippi River had more cachet than Curtis Lovelace: an all-Big Ten football player, longtime prose ...
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Sabotaged air traffic center close to reopening

    CHICAGO – The Federal Aviation Administration said teams have completed testing on almost all critical systems and equipment at a sabotaged suburban C ...
    Oct. 12, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Funeral set for 2 nuns killed in suburban crash

    TINLEY PARK – Funeral services for two nuns who died in an 11-vehicle crash in suburban Chicago last weekend will be held next week.
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Rauner releases 2013 tax returns, earned $60M

    CHICAGO – Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner on Friday released parts of his 2013 federal and state income tax returns, which sh ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • U of I honors LED inventor bypassed by Nobel

    CHAMPAIGN – Colleagues have honored a retired University of Illinois professor they said deserved to win a Nobel Prize for inventing the first light-e ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Southern Illinois dig seeks clues about European, Indian interaction

    CAHOKIA – Archaeologists are hoping to turn up detailed clues about the interaction between Native Americans and European settlers in Cahokia at a sit ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Illinois mom pleads not guilty to killing daughter

    WAUKEGAN – A northern Illinois woman accused of killing her 11-year-old daughter has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Ill. man accused of assaulting pregnant girlfriend

    WEST PEORIA – A West Peoria man is accused of assaulting his pregnant girlfriend and then attacking sheriff’s deputies and trying to grab one of their ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Critics: Haunted house's 'Gacy room' insensitive

    VILLA PARK – Two former prosecutors who helped convict John Wayne Gacy say that horror filmmaker Rob Zombie's decision to include in his suburban Chic ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 10:03 pm
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