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  • 3 die when train strikes SUV in southern Illinois

    VANDALIA (AP) — Officials say three members of a family were killed when their SUV was struck by a freight train at a crossing in southern Illinois.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Pekin man gets 4 years in drugged child case

    PEKIN (AP) — A Pekin man has been sentenced to four years in prison after he dropped drug-laced candy on the floor that a 2-year-old boy then ate.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Former Northwestern researcher settles fraud suit

    CHICAGO (AP) — A former Northwestern University cancer research physician will pay nearly a half-million dollars to settle claims of federal research ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Sun-Times owner sells suburban papers to Tribune

    CHICAGO (AP) — The parent company of the Chicago Sun-Times has sold six daily newspapers and 32 weekly publications to Tribune Publishing Co.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Champaign veteran gets 10 years for 2012 shooting

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) — A Champaign military veteran who experts say suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder when he shot his wife has been sentenced to ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Construction starts on national guard facility

    CHICAGO (AP) — Construction has begun on a new, $53 million Illinois National Guard facility south of Chicago.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Sheriff: U.S. postal worker dies in Illinois crash

    CHANNAHON (AP) — Will County authorities say a U.S. Postal Service driver has been killed in a crash southwest of Chicago.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Cook County clerk: early voting participation high

    CHICAGO (AP) — More than 115,000 voters in suburban Cook County have voted ahead of Tuesday's election, either in person or by mail.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Springfield man sentenced for bankruptcy fraud

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Springfield man has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison for bankruptcy fraud.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Illinois schools report has host of new features

    CHICAGO (AP) – The yearly report card on Illinois schools released Friday contains a host of new features and benchmarks, including one showing more t ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • First lady to campaign in Moline for Quinn, Durbin

    MOLINE (AP) – First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to be in western Illinois this weekend to campa ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Rauner says women will decide close battle

    CHICAGO (AP) – Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says women will decide the close race ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Quinn campaign to focus on ‘sporadic’ voters

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Key campaign strategists for Gov. Pat Quinn say they’re focusing on turnout by “s ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Social issues take backseat in governor's race

    CHICAGO (AP) – Normally hot-button social issues like gay marriage and abortion rights have remained ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Quinn campaign to focus on 'sporadic' voters

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Key campaign strategists for Gov. Pat Quinn say they're focusing on turnout by "sporadic" Democratic voters in the final days befor ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • Social issues take backseat in governor's race

    CHICAGO (AP) — Normally hot-button social issues like gay marriage and abortion rights have sat on the backburner for much of the governor's race, wit ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • Experts offer tips for dental health, donating treats

    DeKALB – The candy cavalcade starts at Patty Ihm’s house well before Halloween. Candy begins to accu ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Dozens accused in Illinois, Indiana bank fraud

    CHICAGO (AP) — Twenty-nine suspects in Illinois and Indiana are accused in a bank fraud scam that federal authorities allege has links to Chicago's So ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • 3 lanes of Addams Tollway opening

    DOWNERS GROVE (AP) — The Illinois Tollway is opening three lanes of roadway in each direction between Rockford and Elgin as part of a $2.5 billion reb ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 12:06 pm
  • Illinois' U.S. Senate candidates set for last debate

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois candidates for U.S. Senate are set for their final televised debate ahead of next week's election.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 12:05 pm
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