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  • U.S. jails struggle as makeshift asylums

    CHICAGO – The numbers, posted daily on the Cook County sheriff's website, would be alarming at an urgent care clinic, let alone a jail: On a Wednesday ...
    July 14, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Antique Amoco sign stolen from Ill. museum

    WOOD RIVER – A key feature of a small-town museum in southwestern Illinois is missing.The Alton Tele ...
    July 13, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • O’Hare halting train service to economy lots

    CHICAGO – Some travelers flying in and out of Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport are being advised to give themselves extra travel time starting t ...
    July 13, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Chicago police to make misconduct files public

    CHICAGO – Chicago police misconduct investigation files will be made available to the public, after city attorneys decided not to continue fighting li ...
    July 13, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Gov. Quinn repeats call for assault-weapons ban

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is once again calling for legislation that would ban the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazi ...
    July 13, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Some Illinois lawmakers voluntarily giving up pay

    CHICAGO – Some Illinois lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands after the Legislature moved for the first time in years not to take furlough ...
    July 11, 2014 - 9:34 pm
  • Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern temps

    CHICAGO (AP) — Unseasonably cool temperatures will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma.
    July 12, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Chicago upgrading to 4G in subways

    CHICAGO – Chicago plans to upgrade wireless service to 4G in its subways and other underground transit facilities.
    July 11, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Springfield man sues after being denied gun ID card

    SPRINGFIELD – A Springfield man is suing the Illinois State Police, saying the agency is taking too long to review his appeal of their denial of his F ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Panel probing Quinn program to meet next week

    CHICAGO – Members of a legislative panel investigating Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program plan to meet next week even after federal autho ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • GOP wants to move ahead with anti-violence probe

    CHICAGO (AP) — Republican members of a legislative panel probing Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program say they'll continue with proceedings ...
    July 10, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • Springfield man sues after denied gun ID card

    SPRINGFIELD — A Springfield man is suing the Illinois State Police, saying the agency is taking too long to review his appeal of their denial of his F ...
    July 10, 2014 - 12:45 pm
  • State retirees await insurance premium refunds

    SPRINGFIELD — There's no timeline for the return of nearly $23 million in insurance premiums that the Illinois Supreme Court has ruled belong to state ...
    July 10, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • Lawyer: Farnham talking about possible deal

    CHICAGO — A lawyer for a former Illinois state representative charged with child pornography has told a federal judge his client is talking with prose ...
    July 10, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • Panel probing Quinn program will meet next week

    CHICAGO — A panel investigating Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program says the group will still meet next week to decide next steps after fe ...
    July 10, 2014 - 12:18 pm
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