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  • Baby falls from second-floor window in Chicago

    CHICAGO — A 10-month-old child has been hospitalized after falling from a second floor window of a Chicago home.
    July 7, 2014 - 12:12 pm
  • Illinois Democrats outpace GOP in fundraising

    CHICAGO — Illinois Democrats are outpacing their Republican counterparts in fundraising so far in the 2014 election cycle.
    July 7, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • 9 killed, dozens hurt in Chicago holiday shootings

    CHICAGO — The Fourth of July weekend was a bloody one in Chicago, where at least nine people were shot to death and at least 60 others were wounded.
    July 7, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • House explodes in West Frankfort, 1 injured

    WEST FRANKFORT – A house exploded in southern Illinois and a 20-year-old man was injured.Police say ...
    July 7, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • Tight Illinois budget still contains pet projects

    CHICAGO – The new state budget signed by Gov. Pat Quinn last week left lawmakers from both parties unhappy – but it didn’t leave them empty-handed.
    July 6, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Chicago woman stole $25,000 from Toys for Tots

    CHICAGO – A Chicago woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $25,000 from Toys for Tots.Fifty- ...
    July 6, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Son: Former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon of Illinois dies at home

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon, an Illinois Democrat whose career in national and state politics spanned more than 40 consecutive years in publ ...
    July 6, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Storms knock down some Illinois corn crops

    JOY – Most of Illinois' corn crop is considered strong this year, but farmers in western and north-central parts of the state may not fare so well aft ...
    July 6, 2014 - 12:39 am
  • Ex-Illinois governor emerges

    KANKAKEE – George Ryan, an ex-Illinois governor and now an ex-convict, said he'd like to re-engage with the cause he left behind when he went to priso ...
    July 6, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Customs at O’Hare airport snags undeclared jewelry

    CHICAGO – Customs officers seized a cache of jewelry from an alleged smuggler worth nearly $700,000 at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
    July 6, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • St. Clair County trapping cats, may raze house

    BELLEVILLE – Officials in St. Clair County want to demolish a house near Belleville that's become a neighborhood nuisance – as soon as they can captur ...
    July 6, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Chicago shootings kill 2, wound more than 2 dozen

    CHICAGO – Shootings throughout Chicago have killed at least two people and wounded more than two dozen others since the start of the July Fourth holid ...
    July 6, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Recipe lands Ill. girl White House dinner invite

    PALATINE – A 12-year-old suburban Chicago girl has a dinner date at the White House with Michelle Obama.
    July 6, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Three rescued from elevator at Chicago’s Ritz-Carlton

    CHICAGO – Firefighters have rescued three people who were trapped for several hours in an elevator that was stuck at a hotel in Chicago.
    July 6, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • Peoria fireworks accident caused by late explosion

    PEORIA – Investigators have determined a fireworks accident that lightly injured about a dozen people in Peoria was caused by a delayed explosion.
    July 6, 2014 - 12:15 am
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