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  • Chicago man wins $1M lawsuit alleging police rigged lineup

    CHICAGO (AP) – A Chicago man won a $1 million verdict this week in a lawsuit that accused police of ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 9:16 pm
  • Children sue a former state legislature over porn videos

    CHICAGO (AP) – Former Illinois state Rep. Keith Farnham has been sued by two children who say they a ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Chicago-area man sentenced to 20 years in drug case

    CHICAGO (AP) – A suburban Chicago man has pleaded guilty to a drug charge and will serve a 20-year p ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • Chicago transit overhaul gets $156M in new federal funds

    CHICAGO (AP) – The federal government is steering $156 million in new funding to help Chicago modern ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 9:16 pm
  • Aurora to pay $2.65 million to wrongly imprisoned man

    AURORA (AP) – The city of Aurora has agreed to pay $2.65 million to a man wrongly imprisoned for a m ...
    Feb. 11, 2016 - 9:15 pm
  • Northern Illinois enrollment drops during spring semester

    DEKALB (AP) – For the first time in at least four years spring enrollment at Northern Illinois Unive ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:26 pm
  • Police: 3 dead in suburban Chicago apparent murder-suicide

    OAK FOREST (AP) – Police say they found a father, mother and their teenage son dead in suburban Chic ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 9:28 pm
  • Illinois State Museum says it has reached deal to reopen

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The agency that oversees the Illinois State Museum has reached an agreement with ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 9:24 pm
  • College-accrediting agency sends warning amid budget impasse

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The state budget impasse could have “significant” consequences for the public col ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 9:24 pm
  • Jail hopes to use wind turbine for power in Freeport

    FREEPORT (AP) – Officials at one northern Illinois county jail hope to install a 120-foot wind turbine in an effort to cut electricity costs by 40 to ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 9:39 pm
  • Democrats vying for U.S. Senate talk up experience, background

    CHICAGO (AP) – Meeting for the first time this election season, the three Illinois Democrats vying for U.S. Senate worked to distinguish themselves fr ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 9:34 pm
  • Public can't attend Obama's speech at Illinois House

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A spokesman for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says the public will not b ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 9:16 pm
  • Rockford becoming more violent

    ROCKFORD (AP) – Rockford last year saw a 24 percent surge in violent crimes, driven by rising youth ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • School funding overhaul again faces long odds in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Lawmakers of all stripes have pledged support in recent weeks for overhauling the ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 10:49 pm
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