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  • Chicago mom charged after 5-year-old daughter shoots herself

    CHICAGO – Police say a 5-year-old Chicago girl is in serious condition after she shot herself in the abdomen with a handgun that she found in her moth ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 1:55 pm
  • Chicago area to see nine fewer mild summer days by end of century because of climate change, study finds

    WASHINGTON – Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind project ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 9:15 am
  • Miller: Dems 'defensive,' 'joyless' in picking Madigan again

    If I had to choose a word to describe the Democrats' nominating speeches for House Speaker Michael Madigan's re-election last week, it would be either ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:14 pm
  • Police: 3 dead, 1 hurt following crash on Chicago expressway

    CHICAGO – Illinois State Police say three people have died following an early-morning crash on the Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • Illinois Senate vows swift action on ambitious budget plan

    SPRINGFIELD – If last week's action is any indication, the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Illinois Senate are serious about attempting to bu ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 10:50 pm
  • Report says Chicago police violated civil rights for years

    CHICAGO – Chicago police have violated the constitutional rights of residents for years, permitting racial bias against blacks, using excessive force ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 1:53 pm
  • Madigan re-elected Illinois speaker, nears U.S. tenure record

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House re-elected Michael Madigan on Wednesday to a 17th term as its leader, putting him on track to soon become the longest ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:50 pm
  • Aide to congressman fatally stabbed in suburban Chicago

    OAK LAWN – An aide to Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski, whose body was found in a suburban Chicago home, was murdered.
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 4:40 pm
  • New Legislature, same old problem in Illinois: No budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ financial crisis is being handed off from one set of lawmakers to another this week – a problem that, at 18 months, is the nat ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:56 pm
  • Senate budget plan to end deadlock stalls

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate’s plan to end the nation’s longest state budget deadlock fizzled Monday after Republicans declared they wanted more ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 10:54 pm
  • Dairy Queen closes Illinois store after owner uses slur

    ZION – Dairy Queen has closed one of its stores in Illinois and terminated its relationship with the franchise owner after police say he used racial s ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 6:50 pm
  • Tracking snow: Springfield testing road-condition software

    SPRINGFIELD – Phil Jones, a snow inspector for the city of Springfield, drove a public works pickup down Laurel Street Thursday morning.
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 11:47 pm
  • Illinois man hits 30-gallon mark for blood donations

    MILLSTADT – An 82-year-old Illinois man who gave blood for the first time in the 1950s to help the war effort has hit the 30-gallon mark for donations ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 12:03 am
  • Bison herd in Franklin Grove more than quadruples since 2014

    FRANKLIN GROVE – A herd of bison on an Illinois prairie has grown from 20 to 90 since it was brought over two years ago to boost the grassland restora ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 12:03 am
  • Melrose Park man gets 22-year prison term for stealing remote control

    WHEATON – A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for stealing a remote control.
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 12:03 am
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