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  • Batavia officials discuss what to do with crumbling dam

    BATAVIA – City officials are taking another look at what to do with the crumbling dam, which is located just north of the Batavia Riverwalk in downtow ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 8:59 am
  • Peoria woman gets 10 years for nursing home fire

    PEORIA (AP) – A Peoria woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for setting a fire at her nursing home after pleading guilty against her attorne ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Illinois' top doctor says state prepared for Ebola

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ top doctor said Wednesday the state is ready to test for Ebola, but he called a proposal from two Chicago aldermen to screen all i ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Director: Gov. Pat Quinn anti-violence program mostly sound

    CHICAGO – The former agency head overseeing Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program gave state lawmakers a contrasting picture Wednesday, sayi ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 4:56 pm
  • Chicago aldermen want Ebola screening at airports

    CHICAGO – Two Chicago aldermen want international passengers arriving at the city's two airports screened for the Ebola virus and other infectious dis ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 2:08 pm
  • Judge convicts Joliet man in double murder

    JOLIET – Joshua Miner was found guilty Wednesday of both murders in the Hickory Street street killings.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Plainfield police get 2.5 percent pay hikes

    PLAINFIELD – Plainfield police will get 2.5 percent pay increases in each of the next four years, according to a contract approved this week.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:16 am
  • Johnsburg police officer charged with lying about military record

    JOHNSBURG – A Johnsburg police officer has been indicted on multiple felonies that he lied to several police departments about his military record.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:13 am
  • Chicago standoff suspect wanted in Indiana shootings

    CHICAGO – Authorities say a man who opened fire on Chicago police officers from an apartment in Englewood is wanted on suspicion of shooting three peo ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • DuPage County woman dies of West Nile virus

    WHEATON – The DuPage County Health Department has announced the first death from West Nile virus in the county this year.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Ebola training focuses on astronaut-like gear

    CHICAGO – The serious-faced physicians practice pulling on bulky white suits and helmets that make them look more like astronauts than doctors prepari ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Michelle Obama campaigns in Wisconsin, Illinois

    CHICAGO – First lady Michelle Obama made a pair of stops Tuesday in the upper Midwest for gubernatorial candidates locked in close contests in Wiscons ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Rains slow Illinois corn, soybean harvests

    ST. LOUIS – Like many Illinois growers beset by recent harvest-halting rains that have turned their fields into expanses of mud, Mark Reichert spent y ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 2:00 pm
  • Arlington Heights man accused of selling cocaine in McHenry

    McHENRY – An Arlington Heights man was arrested Monday in McHenry on multiple drug charges, according to the McHenry County Sheriff's Office.
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • 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
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