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  • Senator Mark Kirk forms group to battle suburban heroin use

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has launched a task force he says will tackle surging incidents of heroin abuse in suburban Chicago.
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 8:31 am
  • Feds: Ill. teen sought to join Islamic State

    CHICAGO – A 19-year-old American left a letter expressing disgust with Western society before trying to board an international flight in Chicago, the ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Delay in DNA processing pushes off start of Joliet murder trial

    JOLIET – A missing witness has been found, but further evidence testing will delay a murder trial again.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 4:39 pm
  • McHenry County to recoup $700K for exonerated death row inmate's lawsuits

    WOODSTOCK – McHenry County will recoup $700,000 in a settlement with insurers who have argued over who owes what for the county’s legal defense agains ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 4:36 pm
  • Illinois voter registration ends Tuesday

    CHICAGO – As voters are beginning to cast their ballots by mail for the Nov. 4 election for governor, U.S. Senate, Congress and state legislative seat ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 3:27 pm
  • Feds: Bolingbrook man wanted to join ISIS

    CHICAGO – Federal prosecutors on Monday charged a suburban Chicago man with trying to travel overseas to join the Islamic State group.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • No injuries, damages in Huntley after fire at Impact Plastics facility

    HUNTLEY – There were no injuries and no major damage Monday after a fire at the Impact Plastics facility in Huntley, fire officials said.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Police: Three suffer knife wounds during argument in Joliet

    JOLIET – A woman was arrested Sunday after allegedly cutting three people with a knife.Police were c ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:58 am
  • Woman gets 28 years for Belleville restaurant holdup

    EAST ST. LOUIS – A woman who admitted robbing a southwestern Illinois fast-food restaurant at gunpoint has been ordered to spend 28 years in federal p ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 8:50 am
  • Wide gap on issues in Ill. U.S. Senate race

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s more than three decades in Washington have helped him become one of the most powerful Democrats on Capitol Hill – a ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Historian to donate notes on famous Lincoln photograph

    CHICAGO – It’s one of the most famous Abraham Lincoln photographs, largely because no one knew the picture of the dead president lying in an open coff ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Illinois town has its hand in thousands of pumpkin pies

    MORTON – Every year between August and early November, Steve Beuttel eats a lot of pumpkin pie. “I t ...
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • FAA chief visits sabotaged Chicago-area facility

    AURORA – The head of the Federal Aviation Administration and lawmakers toured a sabotaged Chicago-area air traffic facility Friday, saying they were s ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • First lady Michelle Obama to urge Pat Quinn supporters to vote early

    CHICAGO – Michelle Obama will encourage supporters of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn to cast their ballots early this year.
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 3:35 pm
  • Illinois Republicans eye voter rolls, fraud amid close campaign

    CHICAGO – In a sign of how close the contest for control of President Barack Obama's home state is expected to be, Illinois Republicans are mounting w ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 10:40 am
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