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  • Peru police dog retires, becomes pet

    PERU (AP) — Matt Heiden and Tito are work partners and buddies. Tito likes to fetch a red rubber ball, chewing on it like a pacifier. And Tito's great ...
    April 21, 2014 - 10:06 am
  • Man, 53, set to run 35th straight Boston Marathon

    CHICAGO (AP) – A 53-year-old Chicagoan’s participation in today’s Boston Marathon will be especially ...
    April 20, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • 5 killed, 22 hurt in Chicago shootings

    CHICAGO (AP) – Five people have been killed and at least 22 others have been wounded in shootings ac ...
    April 20, 2014 - 8:28 pm
  • Durbin says he's taking Oberweis seriously

    CHICAGO (AP) – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he’s taking his opponent in the November election more seriously than any challenger since he first was elec ...
    April 21, 2014 - 10:01 am
  • Cardinal George: Could be last Easter as archbishop

    CHICAGO (AP) – Cardinal Francis George says this may be his last Easter holiday as the spiritual lea ...
    April 20, 2014 - 7:30 pm
  • Authorities probe deaths of officers

    CHICAGO (AP) – Authorities say the bodies of a Cook County Department of Corrections officer and his ...
    April 20, 2014 - 8:29 pm
  • Authorities: Baby found in plastic bag

    CHICAGO (AP) – Authorities say the body of a newborn baby boy was found wrapped in a plastic bag on ...
    April 20, 2014 - 7:53 pm
  • Police: 6 people injured in Easter party shooting

    MONTGOMERY (AP) – Authorities say six people were injured in a shooting at an Easter party in suburb ...
    April 20, 2014 - 7:32 pm
  • Man gets 15 years for cocaine sale

    ELGIN (AP) – A 30-year-old Elgin man has been handed a 15-year prison sentence for selling cocaine n ...
    April 20, 2014 - 6:41 pm
  • Ex-death row inmate details difficulties

    CHICAGO (AP) — A former death row inmate whose wrongful murder conviction helped spark the end of Il ...
    April 20, 2014 - 7:31 pm
  • State paid $12 million for health services for the dead

    CHICAGO (AP) – The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • State’s mining safety chief fired

    ST. LOUIS – A top administrator with the Illinois state agency that regulates coal mining and other energy interests has been fired, becoming the late ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Democrats: Big cuts for schools may be ahead

    Most of Illinois' 860 school districts, including those in the Sauk Valley, would see cuts in funding if the state's temporary tax increase is rolled ...
    April 21, 2014 - 3:39 pm
  • Investigator wants tougher legislative ethics laws

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois General Assembly's top ethics officer is again recommending stronger rules to govern lawmakers — including open record ...
    April 18, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Spike in mumps cases reported across Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Public health officials are investigating a sharp increase in the number of mumps cases recorded in central Illinois.
    April 18, 2014 - 9:10 am
  • Puppy learns to be guide dog

    GRAYSLAKE (AP) — At just 5 months old, Bailey is getting an education at Grayslake Central High School.
    April 18, 2014 - 9:13 am
  • Illinois medical marijuana: $100 for patient card

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a sec ...
    April 18, 2014 - 9:11 am
  • SIU to keep fall tuition for newcomers unchanged

    CARBONDALE (AP) — New students at Southern Illinois University won't be paying more for tuition this fall.
    April 18, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • State to spend $10 million on Cook County projects

    CHICAGO (AP) — The state of Illinois is investing more than $10 million for construction projects in Cook County.
    April 18, 2014 - 9:14 am
  • State representative: Vote on tax hike likely coming

    SPRINGFIELD – A member of House Speaker Mike Madigan’s leadership team says there will be a vote to raise taxes before the Legislature adjourns this s ...
    April 17, 2014 - 9:01 pm
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