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  • 2 armed men rob passengers on Chicago train

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police have released the photographs of two men who allegedly boarded a train coming from Midway International Airport, pulled ...
    July 17, 2014 - 3:54 pm
  • Ill. lawmakers delay probe of violence program

    CHICAGO — Illinois lawmakers have postponed questioning players in Gov. Pat Quinn's now-defunct anti-violence program.
    July 17, 2014 - 12:51 pm
  • Navy Pier gets $20 million private donation

    CHICAGO — Chicago's Navy Pier is to receive a $20 million donation, one that officials say is the largest private gift in the attraction's history.
    July 17, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Quincy mother pleads not guilty to locking up son

    QUINCY — A western Illinois woman accused of locking her 5-year-old son in their basement has pleaded not guilty.
    July 17, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Cairo to memorialize 2 slain in botched bank heist

    CAIRO — A southern Illinois city where two bank workers were killed during a botched May robbery is planning to memorialize the victims.
    July 17, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Knox County wants to sell e-cigarettes to inmates

    GALESBURG – Inmates at the Knox County jail may soon be able to buy electronic cigarettes.The Knox C ...
    July 17, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • Blagojevich files new argument in appeal

    CHICAGO – Lawyers for imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich submitted an additional argument Wednesday to the federal court that's considering his ap ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Quinn facing ongoing investigation

    CHICAGO – Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, locked into a competitive re-election bid, is fighting to maintain an image as a reformer who's cleaned ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Prosecutor: Man slapped, spit on Illinois judge

    CHICAGO – Illinois prosecutors charged a Chicago man with a hate crime after they said he spat at and slapped a black judge.
    July 16, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Man who yelled at Illinois judge apologizes

    URBANA — An Urbana man sent to jail for six months for yelling profanities at a judge during a hearing has apologized and asked the judge to reconside ...
    July 16, 2014 - 3:44 pm
  • Fireworks might have damaged Peoria home

    PEORIA — Police say large fireworks might be to blame for a hole left in the roof of a Peoria home.T ...
    July 16, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • Elgin police looking for escaped prisoner

    ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in the Chicago suburb of Elgin are searching for a prisoner who escaped while he was being transported from a mental he ...
    July 16, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • Witnesses won't testify on anti-violence program

    CHICAGO (AP) — Several witnesses subpoenaed by Illinois legislators to testify about Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program are opting not to ...
    July 16, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • Residents observe Prophetstown fire anniversary

    PROPHETSTOWN (AP) — A small community in northwestern Illinois has marked the first anniversary of a damaging fire.
    July 16, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • GOP’s Rauner has $3.5M for Ill. governor race

    CHICAGO – Republican Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) says he raised about $8 million in the second quarter and has about $3.5 million on hand for his bid for ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:15 pm
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