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State pension funds top $30B in assets, a record

State pension funds top $30B in assets, a record

INDIANAPOLIS | A 13.7 percent investment return — more than double the 6.75 percent target — helped grow the assets of the Indiana Public Reti…

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Pope names Cupich as next Chicago archbishop

Pope names Cupich as next Chicago archbishop

CHICAGO | As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road.

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State pension funds top $30B in assets, a record

State pension funds top $30B in assets, a record

INDIANAPOLIS | A 13.7 percent investment return — more than double the 6.75 percent target — helped grow the assets of the Indiana Public Reti…

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Franklin powers Rays to 3-1 win over White Sox

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Nick Franklin knew it was fair, so the brief pause for his first home run with Tampa Bay was no problem.

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Arkansas extends streak, downs NIU 52-14

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Bret Bielema remained confident all week while facing questions about Arkansas' ability to throw the football after …

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Watson scores late; Chicago ties D.C. 3-3

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Matt Watson scored in the 78th minute to give the Chicago Fire a 3-3 draw with D.C. United on Saturday night.

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Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop

As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road.

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Rays 3, White Sox 1

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Arkansas extends streak, downs NIU 52-14

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Korliss Marshall returned the opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown, and Brandon Allen accounted for three touchd…

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Texas State-Illinois game resumes after delay

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Texas State and Illinois have resumed their game after a rain and lightning delay of almost two hours.

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Coghlan HR leads Cubs over Dodgers, 8-7

CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Coghlan felt fortunate just to get an opportunity with the Chicago Cubs this season. He came through with a career game o…

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Ivy Tech wants price break for 4 Illinois counties

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The board of the Wabash Valley region of Ivy Tech Community College has approved offering in-state tuition rates to r…

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Coghlan HR leads Cubs over Dodgers, 8-7

Coghlan HR leads Cubs over Dodgers, 8-7

CHICAGO (AP) — Brian Wilson wasn't about to blame anyone else. He pinned this loss right on himself.

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Pope names Cupich as next Chicago archbishop

Pope names Cupich as next Chicago archbishop

CHICAGO | As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road.

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Eastern Illinois beats Austin Peay 63-7

CHARLSTON, Ill. (AP) — Jalen Whitlow threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more to put Eastern Illinois up 63-7 over Austin Peay on Saturday.

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Northwestern beats Western Illinois 24-7

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern won its first game of the season on Saturday, but coach Pat Fitzgerald said he isn't planning on easing up …

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New Indiana Toll Road operator due amid bankruptcy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The debt-ridden private company running the Indiana Toll Road intends to transfer its operations to a new entity under a b…

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Gordon, No. 19 Badgers trample Bowling Green

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — After Melvin Gordon fumbled on his first carry, teammate Corey Clement gave him a fist bump on the sideline and told his …

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Crossing the Line -- Cigarette prices

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas fo…

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Chicago Croatians 'ecstatic' about next archbishop

CHICAGO (AP) — The Croatian heritage of the next archbishop of Chicago — and his fondness for traditional delicacies such as sarma (cabbage ro…

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Northwestern beats Western Illinois 24-7

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Solomon Vault rushed for two touchdowns, Justin Jackson had 92 yards rushing and a score, and Northwestern snapped a six…

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Illinois woman holds burglar at gunpoint

PALATINE, Ill. (AP) — A northeastern Illinois woman shot at a burglar in her condo and held him at gunpoint until police arrived, authorities …

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Survivors group challenges next Chicago archbishop

CHICAGO (AP) — A group concerned about how the Catholic church has handled clergy sexual misconduct called Saturday for the next archbishop of…

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George intends to keep contributing to church life

CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinal Francis George said Saturday he intends to continue to contribute to the public life of the church after his successor…

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Journal aims to stoke interest in Midwest history

Journal aims to stoke interest in Midwest history

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When T.V. Golden set out to bring a modern irrigation system to parched northwestern Nebraska in the late 19th century, som…

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Cupich: Pope sending a bishop, not a message

CHICAGO (AP) — The bishop chosen by Pope Francis to be the new head of the Archdiocese of Chicago said Saturday that people should not read to…

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Catholics in Chicago await successor announcement

CHICAGO (AP) — Catholics in Chicago are anticipating Saturday's announcement from the archdiocese that a successor to Cardinal Francis George …

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Lawmaker wants pumpkin to be official Illinois pie

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Pumpkins are big business in Illinois. A state lawmaker has a sweet idea for making sure people know it: he wants to …

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Spokane's Cupich to be next Chicago archbishop

Spokane's Cupich to be next Chicago archbishop

Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars and has embraced Pope Francis' focus on fighting poverty, will…

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Ornate box turtles hatch at Lincoln Park Zoo

CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly a dozen ornate box turtles have hatched at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo.

September 20, 2014 3:41 am

Iowa man charged in alleged road rage in Illinois

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — An Iowa man faces multiple aggravated battery charges in Illinois for allegedly stabbing someone in an act of road rage …

September 20, 2014 3:04 am

Northwestern gets grant to prevent sexual assaults

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern University in Evanston has been awarded a grant to help prevent sexual assaults on campus, U.S. Sen. Dick D…

September 20, 2014 3:06 am

3 former county workers accused of stealing funds

MARION, Ill. (AP) — Three former employees of southern Illinois' Williamson County have been charged in connection with the disappearance of t…

September 20, 2014 3:01 am

A member of the Jesse White Tumbling team killed

CHICAGO (AP) — A teenager shot to death as he walked along a North Side Chicago street was identified Friday as a member of the Jesse White Tu…

September 20, 2014 1:01 am

Kershaw gets 20th win as Dodgers pound Cubs 14-5

Kershaw gets 20th win as Dodgers pound Cubs 14-5

CHICAGO (AP) — Clayton Kershaw had his usual velocity, and that was about it. The rest of his considerable repertoire appeared in brief flashe…

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Quinn: No pension 'plan b' before court ruling

CHICAGO | Amid signals that Illinois' pension overhaul could be found unconstitutional, Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to…

September 20, 2014 12:00 am

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September 19, 2014 10:00 pm

Quinn: No pension 'plan B' before court ruling

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to develop a contingency plan to solve Illinois' pension crisis despite urg…

September 19, 2014 9:53 pm

4 charged in shooting death of Chicago 9-year-old

CHICAGO (AP) — Four men have been charged in the death of a 9-year-old boy who was gunned down in a backyard after becoming upset with his mot…

September 19, 2014 8:23 pm

Ind. Toll Road operator plans to file bankruptcy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The private operator of the Indiana Toll Road says it plans to file for bankruptcy Monday.

September 19, 2014 7:52 pm

Fitzgerald: No time to panic with Wildcats 0-2

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern vowed this would be a rebound season, a chance to re-establish itself after struggling down the stretch last year.

September 19, 2014 5:51 pm

Dodgers 14, Cubs 5

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September 19, 2014 4:59 pm

Illinois awards $25.8M in health outreach grants

CHICAGO (AP) — Most of the same Illinois organizations that helped consumers sign up for insurance in the first year of President Barack Obama…

September 19, 2014 4:56 pm

Indiana lawmaker at center of ethics furor resigns

Indiana lawmaker at center of ethics furor resigns

INDIANAPOLIS | Three weeks after losing his House leadership post for failing to disclose a major conflict of interest, state Rep. Eric Turner…

September 19, 2014 4:25 pm

Peoria man arrested after driving truck into river

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A Peoria man was arrested after authorities said he drove his truck into the Illinois River and then swam away to avoid officers.

September 19, 2014 3:33 pm

Elgin police aim to recruit Spanish-speakers

ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — A police department in northern Illinois is sending a team to Puerto Rico to recruit more Spanish-speaking officers.

September 19, 2014 3:23 pm

Cubs C Castillo leaves with left rib contusion

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs catcher Welington Castillo has been pulled from the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers due to a left rib contusion.

September 19, 2014 3:18 pm

Fallon to pay up, broadcast show in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon says he'll keep his word to bring his show to Chicago, thanks to local students making good on…

September 19, 2014 3:10 pm

No boost yet for Dems from fight with extremists

No boost yet for Dems from fight with extremists

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a political rule of thumb that the public often rallies behind the president when the country faces peril from abroad. …

September 19, 2014 2:32 pm

Decatur man get 50 years in toddler's death

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois man was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison after admitting he killed a 2-year-old boy by slamming …

September 19, 2014 2:28 pm
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