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  • Report: Illinois agency broke rules of hiring for years

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation circumvented rules devised to keep politics out of state jobs and improperly hired more than 2 ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Rains leave behind widespread Chicago-area floods

    BURBANK – Overnight rains have flooded street after street in parts of Chicago's southwest suburbs, stranding cars, inundating basements and yards and ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 9:22 am
  • Term-limit backers seek state Supreme Court ruling

    CHICAGO – Republican Bruce Rauner and other supporters of political term limits asked the Illinois Supreme Court Thursday to jump into the debate abou ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Man charged in attack on Chicago teen gang recruit

    CHICAGO – A third person has been charged in connection with a brutal attack on a 15-year-old Chicago boy who refused to join a gang.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Police: Room disagreement preceded Bali killing

    BALI, Indonesia – Police investigating an American couple suspected of killing the woman’s mother at a resort hotel on Indonesia’s Bali island said Th ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • Chicago man charged with shooting girlfriend

    CHICAGO – A Chicago man is in jail after his girlfriend was shot in each of her legs during an argument.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • No suspects in shooting death of Chicago boy, 9

    CHICAGO – Police are searching for whoever fatally shot a 9-year-old boy in Chicago's Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • Illinois students improve slightly on ACT exam

    SPRINGFIELD – This year’s Illinois high school graduates performed slightly better on the ACT college entrance exam than last year’s, in one of the fi ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Quinn, Rauner set on three traditional debates

    CHICAGO – The candidates for Illinois governor agreed to three traditional debates ahead of November, but Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner b ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Last four hostages freed in Harvey standoff

    HARVEY – About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Appeals court says term limits can't be on ballot

    SPRINGFIELD – Proponents of term limits for Illinois lawmakers were preparing a last-minute appeal to the state Supreme Court after an appeals court r ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    HARVEY – Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the last four hostages have been released unharmed to end a standoff with two armed men in a southern Chica ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 9:49 am
  • Starved Rock trails begin to reopen to public

    OGLESBY – Officials at Starved Rock State Park are beginning to re-open footpaths that have been closed due to severe storm damage.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey

    HARVEY – Negotiators worked late into the evening Tuesday in an effort to convince two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago suburb of Harv ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Chicago woman slain in Bali, daughter had troubled past

    CHICAGO – A Chicago woman whose beaten body was found stuffed in a suitcase on the Indonesian resort island of Bali was repeatedly and violently abuse ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:06 am
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