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  • Pilot makes emergency landing on Illinois roadway

    HARTSBURG – Authorities say a Springfield pilot flying home from a Wisconsin air show made an emergency landing on a highway in Logan County.
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 9:18 am
  • Report: Rauner funneled money into Caribbean

    CHICAGO – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner funneled part of his wealth to a Caribbean territory long considered a tax haven, a business ...
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Chicago’s red-light cameras inspection grows

    CHICAGO – The investigation is widening into whether Chicago's red-light camera system resulted in traffic tickets to motorists who didn't deserve the ...
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Illinois comptroller rivals differ on merger proposal

    CHICAGO – The two candidates seeking the job of writing checks in a state notoriously behind in paying bills differ on a big issue hovering over the s ...
    Aug. 3, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Slain soldier’s son to get lost medal, answers

    CHICAGO – John Trinca couldn't remember the name of the soldier who died right next to him minutes after they met during World War II, and all Thomas ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • 4 face heroin trafficking charges in DuPage County

    WHEATON – DuPage County prosecutors say four men have been charged with heroin trafficking as part of a multiagency investigation targeting sales of t ...
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 10:04 am
  • Coroner: Exposure, meth factors in woman's death

    SOUTH ROXANA – A coroner says a southwestern Illinois woman whose body was found slumped in a rental van in February died of exposure to the cold.
    Aug. 2, 2014 - 10:03 am
  • Chicago high-rise shooting victim remains critical

    CHICAGO — A technology company CEO who police say was shot and wounded by a demoted coworker in downtown Chicago high-rise building remained in critic ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:17 am
  • Galesburg teachers plan strike if no deal reached

    GALESBURG — Public-school teachers in Galesburg have voted to go on strike if they can't reach a new labor agreement with the local school district.
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Sen. Durbin wants feds to look at Ill. rail delays

    SPRINGFIELD — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin wants federal rail officials to look at delays along the Amtrak route from Carbondale to Chicago and blocked rail ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Arrest made after man sped into naval station

    CHICAGO — Authorities say a man is in custody after he allegedly sped through the main gate of a Chicago-area naval station and slammed into two secur ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • 'American Idol' audition to be held at state fair

    SPRINGFIELD – A trip to the Illinois State Fair this year could earn you a record contract.The telev ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • Illinois woman gets 7 years for delivering cocaine

    BELVIDERE – A northern Illinois woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to delivering cocaine to a police informant ne ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • 2 men rescued from bucket lift in Illinois

    MOLINE – Harnesses and other safety equipment are being credited with saving the lives of two men who found themselves stranded in a bucket lift 120 f ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • Rauner says he’ll be ‘champion’ for farmers

    CHICAGO – Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner said Thursday he would work to reduce taxes and regulatory burdens on farmers and would trave ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:03 pm
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