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  • Chicago to name high school after President Obama

    CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama's hometown of Chicago plans to name a high school after him.Ma ...
    April 24, 2014 - 2:46 pm
  • Bronze statue of Roger Ebert to be unveiled

    CHICAGO – Roger Ebert's final blog posting last April ended with his hopeful sign-off: "I'll see you at the movies." The award-winning film critic die ...
    April 24, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • Lake County school handed federal award

    SPRINGFIELD – An elementary school north of Chicago in Lake County has been handed a federal award for its environmentally friendly practices.
    April 24, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • Patronage allegations provide fodder for Quinn's opponent

    CHICAGO – Allegations painting a culture of patronage hiring in Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration became an election-year obstacle for the Chicago Democ ...
    April 24, 2014 - 9:30 am
  • Gacy case helps solve unrelated Chicago area death

    MAYWOOD — Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped au ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • Man pleads not guilty in southern Ill. killing

    MURPHYSBORO — A man accused of killing a Missouri woman and leaving her body along a southern Illinois road has pleaded not guilty to charges of first ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:11 pm
  • Family: Remains in '78 cold case will be cremated

    MAYWOOD — The sister of Chicago-area man whose remains were identified more than 35 years after he disappeared says his bones will be cremated.
    April 23, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Peoria mayor defends response to Twitter account

    PEORIA – Peoria's mayor defended his actions in response to a fake Twitter account set up in his name, saying he felt his identity was stolen and that ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:48 am
  • Teen sentenced to probation for Prophetstown fire

    STERLING – A teenager was sentenced to five years of probation for starting a fire last summer that destroyed much of downtown Prophetstown.
    April 23, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Hastert among GOP supporters of immigration reform

    CHICAGO – Some of Illinois’ highest-profile Republicans voiced support Tuesday for an immigration overhaul that’s stalled in the U.S. House as a “mora ...
    April 23, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Illinois audit: Police training money misspent

    SPRINGFIELD – The agency that sets standards for Illinois law enforcement officers misspent grant money for police training and didn’t keep proper rec ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Study: Minority kids hit hardest by Illinois law

    SPRINGFIELD – A 32-year-old Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, pre ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • 2014 Illinois State Fair theme 'Making Memories'

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The theme of this summer's Illinois State Fair is "Making Memories."Organiz ...
    April 22, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Man convicted in 1957 murder of girl appeals

    CHICAGO — The nearly 60-year-old case of a girl who was snatched from a northern Illinois street then choked and stabbed to death is still making its ...
    April 22, 2014 - 1:31 pm
  • Mayor orders air conditioning for Chicago schools

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ordered that air conditioning be added to every classroom in the Chicago Public Schools during the next five ...
    April 22, 2014 - 12:36 pm
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