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  • Chicago Blue Line train derails during rush hour

    CHICAGO – A Chicago Transit Authority train derailed Wednesday on the Blue Line, disrupting the morning commute at rush hour.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Cardinal George hopes to go to Rome in November

    CHICAGO – A new clinical trial of an experimental drug to treat cancer has left Cardinal Francis George feeling good, but not great, he said.
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Prosecutors: Lake County girl abused before killed by punch

    WAUKEGAN – Lake County prosecutors say an 11-year-old Waukegan girl who died after being punched in the stomach by her mother was also suffering from ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Southwest Illinois man charged with kidnapping boy

    COLUMBIA – A southwestern Illinois man was charged with three felonies after police said he kidnapped a boy and restrained him in a basement.
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Madigan proposes allowing cameras at nursing homes

    CHICAGO – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Monday said she will push for legislation to allow video or audio recording devices to be placed i ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Ill. begins taking marijuana business applications

    SPRINGFIELD – Entrepreneurs wanting to cultivate or dispense medical marijuana under a new Illinois law are getting their chance to be considered.
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • 8 closed Illinois interstate rest areas to reopen

    SPRINGFIELD – Eight of Illinois’ 30 interstate rest areas that have been closed are set to reopen this fall.
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Serious respiratory illness hits hundreds of kids

    CHICAGO – Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be cause ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • 4 children killed in fire on Chicago's South Side

    CHICAGO – Four children died in a fire on Chicago's South Side early Monday and their mother and her boyfriend were critically injured after jumping f ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 9:39 am
  • Fines and hearings among lingering ‘fracking’ issues

    CHICAGO – Environmentalists want to lift a cap on fines for violations, while industry officials want to limit who can ask for a public hearing as eac ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Moody’s Investors Service: State pension debt vs. revenue is worst

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ pension liability as a percentage of state revenue is far and away the nation’s highest, a major credit-rating agency says in ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Prairie blooming near Lexington

    LEXINGTON – On gently rolling land where wheat once grew, yellow coneflowers and purple bergamot blossoms explode amid a sea of other native plants th ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Chicago hospital trains Navy doctors for battle

    CHICAGO – The patient had been shot on the streets of Chicago, but when Dr. Jared Bernard stood over his open body in the operating room, he could see ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • House Democrats quietly meeting on Illinois school funding formula

    SPRINGFIELD – A number of top Democratic House lawmakers have been quietly meeting to discuss a proposed overhaul of Illinois’ dated school funding fo ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Medical marijuana ID card applications top 2,000

    ST. LOUIS – More than 2,000 people registered for Illinois medical marijuana identification cards in the first three days of applications, dwarfing th ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 1:15 pm
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