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  • IDOC: No need to review rules on convict contact

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Department of Corrections officials say there's no need to review rules about prison administrators' contact with ex-convicts a ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • Romeoville house fire was accidental, fire chief says

    ROMEOVILLE – Investigators have determined the fire that destroyed a house Tuesday started accidentally.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Batavia man faces 12 charges in St. Charles traffic incident

    ST. CHARLES – A Batavia man racked up 12 charges – including five felonies – from a drive through St. Charles early Friday that ended with him spinnin ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Peoria man gets 25 years in beating death

    PEORIA (AP) – A Peoria man has been sentenced to 25 years behind bars for beating a man to death with a board.
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Illinois measure would give victims more rights

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois voters going to the polls in November will be asked whether victims should have greater rights protected by the state constitut ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • looks to Obamas, Hillary Clinton for support

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn plans to lean on some heavy Democratic hitters with strong ties to the state as his re-election campaign against Rep ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Fire recovery beginning in downtown Rock Island

    ROCK ISLAND (AP) – Rock Island residents have started the recovery process after a weekend fire ripped through the heart of downtown, destroying or da ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Rahm Emanuel pushes ban on asking about criminal record on job applications

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to expand a state law that prevents employers from asking job seekers about their criminal records before o ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Springfield man gets 12 years for hiding gun

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A Springfield man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after admitting he tried to hide a gun used in a fatal shooting.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 8:23 am
  • USDA: Illinois corn harvest continues lagging

    SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois' corn harvest continues creeping along, though recently favorable weather enabled growe ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 8:22 am
  • Opposition to school funding bill irks Manar

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Republicans, fearing that majority Democrats could take money away from their suburban Chicago school districts in a post ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Answers about lingering delays at Chicago airports

    NEW YORK – Traffic at Chicago's two busiest airports was slowly returning to more normal levels Monday, three days after a fire at a regional air traf ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Fire strikes Minooka house

    MINOOKA – A fire caused major damage on the second floor, attic and roof of a residence in Minooka early Monday morning, according to a news release f ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • Shane Lamb recants testimony in missing Johnsburg teen’s 2002 murder

    WOODSTOCK – The state's key witness in a murder case has recanted his statements, saying his testimony that convicted another man was all a lie.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • Illinois police urge drivers to be wary of deer

    PEORIA (AP) – The Illinois State Police encouraged drivers to be more aware of deer this fall, especially in rural parts of the state.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 9:48 am
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