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  • Man killed by falling tree in western Illinois

    ROODHOUSE – A 19-year-old man cutting down trees in a rural area in western Illinois was killed when he was struck by a falling tree, authorities said ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • U of Illinois trustees won't hire professor after remarks deemed anti-Semitic

    URBANA – University of Illinois trustees on Thursday voted not to hire a professor whose anti-Israel Twitter messages were deemed anti-Semitic by some ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • Granite City couple charged with abusing baby

    GRANITE CITY – The parents of a 7-week-old baby who was hospitalized with multiple broken bones have been charged with abusing the infant, police said ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • Peoria man gets 80 years in wife's murder

    PEORIA – A former Baptist missionary convicted of shooting his wife to death on Valentine's Day last year has been sentenced to 80 years in prison.
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Illinois officials keep medical pot under wraps

    SPRINGFIELD – It's unclear if Illinois officials will release complete information about companies seeking to grow or sell medical marijuana in Illino ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • In interview, Oberweis acknowledges hurdles to Senate seat

    CHICAGO – Dairy entrepreneur Jim Oberweis says his proposal to raise the minimum wage for U.S. workers aged 26 and older is a search for middle ground ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • New Jersey governor Chris Christie stumps for Rauner

    SPRINGFIELD – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has pledged to come back to Illinois a "number of times" to help the campaign of Republican gubernatorial ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • Industry to seek changes in 'fracking' rules

    CHICAGO – Supporters of high-volume oil and gas extraction said Wednesday that they'll seek dozens of changes in proposed rules to govern the practice ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 1:21 pm
  • Belleville bar grills 100-foot-long bratwurst

    BELLEVILLE – About 50 people volunteered to carefully grill a 100-foot bratwurst without burning or breaking it at a Belleville bar on Tuesday.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • Highland teachers vote to strike

    HIGHLAND – Teachers in a southwestern Illinois school district authorized a strike Tuesday night and rejected the school board's latest contract offer ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • Chicago Blue Line train derails during rush hour

    CHICAGO – A Chicago Transit Authority train derailed Wednesday on the Blue Line, disrupting the morning commute at rush hour.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Cardinal George hopes to go to Rome in November

    CHICAGO – A new clinical trial of an experimental drug to treat cancer has left Cardinal Francis George feeling good, but not great, he said.
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Prosecutors: Lake County girl abused before killed by punch

    WAUKEGAN – Lake County prosecutors say an 11-year-old Waukegan girl who died after being punched in the stomach by her mother was also suffering from ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Southwest Illinois man charged with kidnapping boy

    COLUMBIA – A southwestern Illinois man was charged with three felonies after police said he kidnapped a boy and restrained him in a basement.
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Madigan proposes allowing cameras at nursing homes

    CHICAGO – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Monday said she will push for legislation to allow video or audio recording devices to be placed i ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:06 pm
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