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  • Rauner ethics plan targets lobbyists, lawmakers

    CHICAGO – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner released a proposal for ethics reform Wednesday that included a temporary ban on Illinois of ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Former Illinois teacher, coach admits to sexual misconduct with girls

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A former southern Illinois math teacher and cross country coach pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges involving sexu ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:37 pm
  • Highland Park driver who huffed cleaner sentenced for killing girl, 5

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — A suburban Chicago woman was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for driving onto a sidewalk and killing a 5-year-old girl af ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 5:29 pm
  • Geneva man confirmed as 1st human West Nile case of the year in Kane County

    GENEVA – A 33-year-old Geneva man has been confirmed this week as the first human case of the West Nile virus to be reported this year by the Kane Cou ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • Medical marijuana dispensary proposed in Manhattan

    MANHATTAN—Michelle Sumner of Plainfield brought plans for a medical marijuana dispensary to the Village Board Tuesday night, saying her motivation is ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 2:49 pm
  • DeKalb woman in critical condition, airlifted to Rockford after Route 38 crash

    CORTLAND – A 58-year-old DeKalb woman was airlifted to OSF St. Anthony's Medical Center in Rockford in critical condition on Wednesday after her vehic ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 2:37 pm
  • 2014 MacArthur Foundation awards 21 'genius grants'

    CHICAGO — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • New subpoena issued for Ill. anti-violence program

    CHICAGO – Federal authorities in Chicago issued a new subpoena over records involving Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program, state officials ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 7:04 pm
  • McLean County nixes marijuana cultivation center

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The McLean County Board denied a special use permit for a proposed medical marijuana cultivation center on Tuesday, saying it woul ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 4:58 pm
  • Illinois governor candidate Bruce Rauner questions medical marijuana program secrecy

    CHICAGO — Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he wouldn't have signed legislation creating Illinois' medical marijuana pilot progr ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • Illinois meat-tampering suspect accused of putting needles in supermarket packages seeks bond

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — A southwestern Illinois man accused of inserting sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats that a federal prosecutor calle ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Resident injured in Elgin house explosion, fire officials say

    ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — An Elgin man is in intensive care after an explosion blew out the walls and windows of his house, fire officials said.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • Deadly Cairo bank holdup hearing set for Illinois man

    BENTON, Ill. — A man accused of fatally stabbing two southern Illinois bank workers and critically wounding a third during a botched robbery has been ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 9:40 am
  • DuPage County report first West Nile virus case

    WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — The DuPage Health Department on Monday announced the county's first reported human case of West Nile virus this year.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 7:40 am
  • Durbin denies ‘bullying’ businesses

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is unabashedly defending his name-calling and other attacks on Illinois businesses looking to locate their headquarter ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:01 pm
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