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  • Chicago suburb gave Garth Brooks $1 million for 2014 shows

    ROSEMONT – Public documents released by a Chicago suburb reveal it paid country music star Garth Brooks roughly $1 million to open his comeback tour a ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Rauner appoints 2 to University of Illinois trustees board

    CHAMPAIGN – Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday nominated two University of Illinois graduates with decades of business experience to fill vacancies on the u ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel forced into April runoff election

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to capture a majority of the vote Tuesday in his bid for a second term, an embarrassment for the former Wh ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:36 am
  • Flight attendants celebrate 25 years of in-flight smoking ban

    CHICAGO — Flight attendants have celebrated the 25th anniversary of the in-flight smoking ban.Member ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:23 am
  • Naperville retiree wins $265M jackpot in Mega Millions drawing

    CHICAGO — A 70-year-old retired professional driver from Naperville has won the largest prize in Illinois Lottery history.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Teen accused of re-enacting '50 Shades of Grey' during sexual assault

    CHICAGO — A University of Illinois at Chicago student accused of sexual assault has told campus police he was attempting to re-enact scenes from the f ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 9:07 am
  • Chicago Mayor Emanuel looks to avoid runoff for 2nd term

    CHICAGO – In a city where the voters like tough-talking politicians, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s pugnacious style is being put to the test Tuesday as ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Illinois lawmakers form school shootings task force

    CHICAGO – A task force of Illinois lawmakers looking at ways to prevent school shootings by helping mentally ill children before they lash out violent ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Proposal would have grads who leave Illinois repay state aid

    SPRINGFIELD – A measure introduced in the Illinois legislature would make students pay back certain tuition breaks from the state if they leave Illino ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Records show doctors part of Illinois marijuana businesses

    CHICAGO – At least three doctors are listed in records as being involved with medical marijuana businesses in Illinois.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Depot with Lincoln connection on national register

    SPRINGFIELD – A railroad depot where Abraham Lincoln spoke before leaving for his first inauguration is among 23 Illinois sites added last year to the ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Trial of trucker opens Tuesday in fatal 2014 crash by Aurora

    WHEATON – A trial is set to begin Tuesday for a truck driver charged in a 2014 crash that killed an Illinois Tollway worker and seriously injured a St ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • ComEd customers unknowingly contributing millions to charity

    CHICAGO – Commonwealth Edison’s customers have been unknowingly contributing millions of dollars to the utility’s charities, including politically inf ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers propose dozens of bills aimed at gun laws

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers have proposed dozens of bills to tweak the state’s gun laws.The Spr ...
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Actor Vince Vaughn to take icy plunge for Special Olympics

    CHICAGO – Actor Vince Vaughn will be the latest celebrity to jump into an icy Lake Michigan to raise money for Special Olympics.
    Feb. 22, 2015 - 11:46 pm
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