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  • Fiscal outlook improves for Housing Authority of Joliet

    JOLIET – The Housing Authority of Joliet is better off now than it was just a few short years ago.Th ...
    NEW: Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Social issues take backseat in governor’s race

    CHICAGO – Normally hot-button social issues like gay marriage and abortion rights have remained on the backburner for much of the Illinois governor’s ...
    NEW: Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Chicago adds 2 electric buses with federal grant

    CHICAGO – Chicago has added two electric buses to its public transportation fleet with a $2.5 million federal grant.
    NEW: Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Inmate freed in landmark Illinois case

    CHICAGO – A prisoner whose confession helped free a death row inmate in a case that was instrumental to ending capital punishment in Illinois was rele ...
    NEW: Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

    CHICAGO – Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola – chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.
    NEW: Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Audit: Two-thirds of Chicago elevators uninspected

    CHICAGO – An audit by Chicago's inspector general has determined two-thirds of the city's elevators were not inspected last year.
    NEW: Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • 2nd round of Illinois marijuana patients to apply

    CHICAGO – Aspiring medical marijuana patients whose last names start with M through Z can soon apply to the Illinois Department of Public Health for a ...
    NEW: Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Police reports

    Note to readers: Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments and the Will County Sheriff’s Office. Individuals listed in P ...
    NEW: Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Ill. schools report has host of new features

    CHICAGO – The yearly report card on Illinois schools released Friday contains a host of new features and benchmarks, including one showing more than 7 ...
    NEW: Oct. 30, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Morris church closer to moving into new building

    MORRIS – A new sanctuary, handicapped bathrooms, a kitchen and offices are just a few of the additions Friends in Christ Lutheran Church will gain if ...
    NEW: Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • New Lenox becomes a Purple Heart town

    NEW LENOX – The village of New Lenox became a Purple Heart community this week. Mayor Tim Baldermann ...
    NEW: Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Area residents decorate homes inside and out for Halloween

    Chucky the murderous doll, the Grim Reaper and an army of half-man pumpkin people guard the spooky spirit of Bill Ward’s “Halloween House” in Romeovil ...
    NEW: Oct. 30, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Strengthening U.S. growth reflects help from Fed

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy powered its way to a solid annual growth rate of 3.5 percent from July through September, outpacing most of the develope ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 8:17 pm
  • Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4

    WICHITA, Kan. – A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 8:17 pm
  • Maine in standoff with nurse over Ebola safeguards

    FORT KENT, Maine – Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state’s Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 8:18 pm
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