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  • Illinois considers legalizing marijuana for a fiscal boost

    SPRINGFIELD – Marijuana advocates are trying to lay the groundwork for Illinois to become the first state in the Midwest and the ninth nationwide to l ...
    March 26, 2017 - 10:36 pm
  • Chicago police union: Head to meet Trump officials

    CHICAGO – Chicago's police union says its head will meet members of President Donald Trump's administration and that deadly violence in the nation's t ...
    March 26, 2017 - 8:15 pm
  • Illinois considers legalizing marijuana for a fiscal boost

    SPRINGFIELD – Marijuana advocates are trying to lay the groundwork for Illinois to become the first state in the Midwest and the ninth nationwide to l ...
    March 26, 2017 - 11:11 am
  • State gives layoff notices to 124 prison nurses; 17 at Stateville

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has told 124 prison nurses that their jobs are being privatized, a move their union blasted as retali ...
    March 22, 2017 - 10:34 pm
  • Chicago 'Batman' pleads guilty to brokering 77 illegal gun sales

    CHICAGO – A Chicago man has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he brokered 77 illegal gun transactions, sometimes selling weapons that had been st ...
    March 22, 2017 - 8:12 pm
  • Sears has "substantial doubt" about its future

    NEW YORK – Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says that there is "substantial doubt" that it will be able to keep its doors open.
    March 22, 2017 - 9:53 am
  • Chicago planetarium hosts event based on 'Hidden Figures'

    CHICAGO – A Chicago museum and planetarium are teaming up to host three days of events inspired by the stories portrayed in the Oscar-nominated movie ...
    March 21, 2017 - 10:18 pm
  • Illinois House votes against making Obama birthday a holiday

    SPRINGFIELD – Barack Obama's name is revered in his home state. But the Illinois House has rejected making his birthday a state holiday.
    March 21, 2017 - 5:50 pm
  • 124 Illinois prison nurses get layoff notices

    SPRINGFIELD – The 124 union nurses working in Illinois prisons have received layoff notices telling them their jobs are being privatized, according to ...
    March 21, 2017 - 4:51 pm
  • Body cam video shows charged Illinois officer punching man

    SPRINGFIELD – Newly released police body camera footage from Springfield, Illinois, shows an officer punching a 19-year-old man nearly a dozen times.
    March 21, 2017 - 4:45 pm
  • Police: Chicago teen apparently gang-raped on Facebook Live

    CHICAGO – A 15-year-old Chicago girl was apparently sexually assaulted by five or six men or boys on Facebook Live, and none of the roughly 40 people ...
    March 21, 2017 - 3:50 pm
  • State Sen. Daniel Biss says he's running for Illinois governor

    CHICAGO – State Sen. Daniel Biss said Monday he's running for Illinois governor in 2018, joining a growing field of Democrats hoping to unseat Republi ...
    March 20, 2017 - 11:23 am
  • Ebert Film Festival announces first 2 films

    CHAMPAIGN – Roger Ebert’s film festival this year will include 2016 psychological thriller “Elle” and a film delving into the life of TV icon Norman L ...
    March 19, 2017 - 10:50 pm
  • Voters register objections to parts of budget deal

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate’s “grand bargain” budget compromise has had a rough go, with false starts, misfires, a lukewarm Republican reception ...
    March 19, 2017 - 10:49 pm
  • New Illinois ID cards aim to help drivers with disabilities

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – New identification cards in Illinois aim to ease interactions between police and people with disabilities.
    March 18, 2017 - 10:58 pm
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