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  • Coast Guard : Be careful, water getting colder

    CHICAGO – It may be a beautiful and even warm time of year to go boating on Lake Michigan, but the Coast Guard said that water temperatures are droppi ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 8:22 am
  • Man found in Aurora Traffic Control Center with self-inflicted wound, some flights resume

    CHICAGO – A contract employee suspected of setting a fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center brought two of the nation's busiest airport ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • 2024 candidates hope to learn from Chicago’s loss

    CHICAGO – Every day for a year after his most painful professional setback, the chief of Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympics got hit with some form of ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Snowy owls settle into new home at Decatur center

    DECATUR – A recent addition at the Illinois Raptor Center, a snowy owl named Yeti, is settling into her new home.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Comptroller rivals clash on approach to backlog

    SPRINGFIELD – With Illinois battling the nation’s worst unfunded pension liability, the two outspoken statewide office holders vying for its check-wri ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Report: 12 firms linked to Bruce Rauner went bankrupt

    SPRINGFIELD – A published report says that at least a dozen of the many companies owned by the investment firm of GOP governor candidate Bruce Rauner ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:11 pm
  • Waukegan woman gets 40 years for torture-murder

    WAUKEGAN – A Waukegan woman was sentenced to 40 years in prison for her role in the 2011 torture-murder death of a man in a local auto body shop.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • Crest Hill woman pleads not guilty in Labor Day weekend slaying

    JOLIET – The woman accused of fatally stabbing her roommate last month over the Labor Day weekend pleaded not guilty Wednesday to first-degree murder ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • Opponents to McHenry County RV rules, horse racing prevail at McHenry County Board meeting

    WOODSTOCK – The proposed McHenry County Unified Development Ordinance will go easy on recreational vehicle owners and hard on horse racing events.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • Developers withdraw Oakwood Hills power plant

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Developers for a proposed power plant in Oakwood Hills have killed the project in light of strong public opposition from residents of t ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Batavia aldermen ask for investigation from Attorney General Madigan into electric project

    BATAVIA – Aldermen at Tuesday’s Joint Committee of the Whole meeting unanimously recommended the city should ask Attorney General Lisa Madigan to inve ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • O'Hare reclaims title as world's busiest airport

    CHICAGO – Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has reclaimed its title as the world's busiest airport for the first time since 2004.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:31 am
  • Emanuel says he made 'mistake' with Obama school

    CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he acted too hastily and made a mistake when he announced plans to name a high school after President Barack Obama o ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:30 am
  • Geneva man pleads not guilty in murder case

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP - A Geneva man indicted on two counts of first-degree murder in the death of his wife was arraigned on Wednesday.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • Chicago cop pleads not guilty in misconduct case

    CHICAGO – A decorated Chicago police commander, accused of sticking his gun down the throat of a suspect and threatening to kill him, pleaded not guil ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 3:45 pm
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