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  • No applicants vying for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in DeKalb

    CHICAGO – Illinois officials released figures Thursday detailing how medical marijuana business applications are distributed around the state, the fir ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 1:14 pm
  • Obama raising campaign cash for Pat Quinn

    CHICAGO – President Barack Obama is helping raise campaign cash in the home stretch for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 12:43 pm
  • White Ohio woman sues Cook County sperm bank over sperm from black donor

    CLEVELAND – An Ohio woman has sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Waukegan schools close as teachers' strike begins

    WAUKEGAN – The school superintendent in Waukegan says there will be no classes after teachers went on strike in the Chicago suburb.
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 9:18 am
  • Civil War cannonball found at Rock Island Arsenal

    ROCK ISLAND – A construction crew has unearthed a Civil War-era cannonball at the Rock Island Arsenal.
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Governor candidates' views on Obama library evolve

    CHICAGO – The candidates for Illinois governor have evolving views on who should pay for a potential presidential library in President Barack Obama's ...
    Oct. 1, 2014 - 9:50 pm
  • 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
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