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  • Senator forms group to battle suburban heroin use

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has launched a task force he says will tackle surging incidents of heroin abuse in suburban Chicago.
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 7:46 am
  • Tree-killing beetle found in 14 more Ill. counties

    SPRINGFIELD – The state Agriculture Department said a beetle that's killed hundreds of millions of U.S. ash trees has spread to more Illinois counties ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • SIU warns of toxic algae in Carbondale campus lake

    CARBONDALE – Southern Illinois University is cautioning people and pets to avoid skin contact with water from the Carbondale campus' lake because of n ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Illinois school district faces bias complaint

    SHOREWOOD – The U.S. Education Department is investigating claims of racial discrimination against a black student in a suburban Chicago school distri ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Illinois considering raw milk regulations

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health has received hundreds of public comments about regulations it is considering for the processing ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Police: Illegal ginseng digging rising in Illinois

    LA SALLE – Illinois is seeing an increase in the number of arrests for illegally digging and harvesting ginseng this fall because the price of the roo ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Chicago's O'Hare, Midway airports seeing delays because of equipment problems

    CHICAGO – The Federal Aviation Administration reports that arrivals and departures at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport are being delayed because ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Delay in DNA processing pushes off start of Joliet murder trial

    JOLIET – A missing witness has been found, but further evidence testing will delay a murder trial again.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 4:39 pm
  • Illinois teen wanted to join Islamic State in Syria, arrested at O'Hare airport, feds say

    CHICAGO – A 19-year-old American left a letter expressing disgust with Western society before trying to board an international flight in Chicago, the ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • Police: Three suffer knife wounds during argument in Joliet

    JOLIET – A woman was arrested Sunday after allegedly cutting three people with a knife.Police were c ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 11:58 am
  • Illinois woman gets 28 years for Belleville Jack in the Box robbery

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — A woman who admitted robbing a southwestern Illinois fast-food restaurant at gunpoint has been ordered to spend 28 years in fed ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Illinois voter registration ends Tuesday

    CHICAGO (AP) — Election officials say there are two days left for regular voter registration ahead of Nov. 4.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 7:51 am
  • Wide gap on the issues in Illinois’ US Senate race

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s more than three decades in Washington have helped him become one of the most powerful Democrats on Capitol Hill – a ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • State buys 51 acres of land adjacent to state parks

    OGLESBY – The state of Illinois has acquired 51 acres of land adjacent to Starved Rock State Park in Oglesby to provide more space for wildlife.
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • State money set aside for Chicago shelter

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s office has announced that $1 million is being set aside for a new domestic violence shelter in Chicago.
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 10:57 pm
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