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Gov. candidates make accusations on transparency

CHICAGO | Allegations of concealing information and impeding transparency bubbled up in the Illinois governor's race Friday as Republican Bruc…

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Some Illinois lawmakers voluntarily giving up pay

CHICAGO | Some Illinois lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands after the Legislature moved for the first time in years not to take …

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Some Illinois lawmakers voluntarily giving up pay

CHICAGO | Some Illinois lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands after the Legislature moved for the first time in years not to take …

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White Sox can't hold on, fall to Indians

White Sox can't hold on, fall to Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Chicago White Sox had no problem taking leads over the Indians on Friday night.

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Kluber, Swisher lead Indians past White Sox 7-4

Kluber, Swisher lead Indians past White Sox 7-4

CLEVELAND (AP) — Nick Swisher is ready for LeBron James' return to Cleveland.

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Taurasi has 19 points, Mercury top Sky 72-66

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 19 points, DeWanna Bonner added 13 and the Phoenix Mercury extended their franchise record winning …

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US soccer planning November exhibition in Ireland

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. soccer team is planning an exhibition game against Ireland in Dublin on Nov. 18.

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Indians 7, White Sox 4

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Johnson, McGirt on top at John Deere

Johnson, McGirt on top at John Deere

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — For the past five years, Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker have had a near-monopoly on the John Deere Classic.

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Ruggiano single in 9th lifts Cubs over Braves

Ruggiano single in 9th lifts Cubs over Braves

CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Arrieta is doing his part to fill the gap left by Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.

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Polar vortex? Nope, just cooler Midwestern weather

CHICAGO (AP) — Unseasonably cool weather will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma.

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Attorney: Visitor trapped in jail feared death

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who was trapped in a visiting room at a Chicago jail for about 30 hours last weekend tried everything from yelling and ki…

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Cubs 5, Braves 4

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Cubs activate 2B Barney and LHP Rosscup

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs activated second baseman Darwin Barney from the paternity list and recalled left-handed reliever Zac Rosscup f…

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Gov candidates make accusations on transparency

CHICAGO (AP) — Allegations of concealing information and impeding transparency bubbled up in the Illinois governor's race Friday as Republican…

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Will County Jail video visits resuming after storm

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Video visitation equipment at the Will County Jail in Joliet is being restored after a lightning strike disabled the syste…

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Migrant boy's body arrives back in Guatemala

Migrant boy's body arrives back in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The body of a 15-year-old migrant was brought home Friday, nearly a month after he died in the hot, dry brushland of sou…

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Geneva man charged with wife's murder

GENEVA, Ill. (AP) — A Geneva man has been charged with murdering his wife and leaving her body alongside nearby railroad tracks.

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White Sox agree to deal with No. 3 pick Rodon

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have reached a deal with left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodon on a minor league contract that includes a near…

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Some Illinois lawmakers voluntarily giving up pay

Some Illinois lawmakers voluntarily giving up pay

CHICAGO (AP) — Some Illinois lawmakers are taking matters into their own hands after the Legislature moved for the first time in years not to …

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Kirk demands background checks on immigrant kids

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is demanding criminal background checks on the unaccompanied children that have crossed the U.S. border wit…

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Rauner: Gov. should 'come clean' in violence probe

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) says his rival — Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn — should "come c…

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Southern Illinois woman charged in death of father

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois woman is accused of bludgeoning her 82-year-old father to death in his Granite City home.

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Rauner: 'We've paid full taxes as appropriate'

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Republican Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) will not say whether he believes it's fair that as a wealthy businessman, he was a…

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Extent of farmland damage from floods trickles in

Extent of farmland damage from floods trickles in

ST. LOUIS (AP) — As the rain-swollen Mississippi River carried on its plodding retreat Friday, western Illinois farmer Joe Zumwalt wasn't comp…

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Rescued kayakers released from hospital

STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) — A woman, her son and another boy were rescued by a U. S. Coast Guard helicopter after spending the night adrift in t…

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Illinois man accused of DUI crash that killed wife

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois man is free on bond after being accused of causing his wife's death in a drunken driving crash in January.

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EPA plans to remove contaminated soil from homes

TILTON, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to remove contaminated soil from around 29 eastern Illinois homes near the …

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Sheley asks for new trial in Rock Falls murders

MORRISON, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man found guilty in May of killing four people in northwest Illinois is asking for a new trial.

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Former Marine named Illinois veterans director

CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. Marine veteran who served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan has been named acting director of the Illinois Dep…

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NIU forms sex assault task force

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Northern Illinois University has formed a task force to implement White House recommendations on sexual assault prevention.

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Bridges reopen as Mississippi River recedes

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two Mississippi River bridges closed for several days due to flooding are open again as floodwaters continue to recede in are…

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2 companies plan SE Wisconsin expansion

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Plans by two companies to expand operations in southeastern Wisconsin could bring more than 800 jobs to the area.

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Services set for teen who collapsed while jogging

MOUNT VERNON, Ill. (AP) — Services will be Saturday for a southern Illinois teenager who collapsed while running and later died.

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Bowhunters to go after Asian carp on Ill. River

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — When it comes to those pesky Asian carp, some folks along the Illinois River are saying: If you can't beat 'em, compete for 'em.

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Ex-teller admits stealing $2M from Illinois bank

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling nearly $2 million from the bank where she worked as head teller.

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St. Louis bridges reopened after barge strikes

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Illinois Department of Transportation says two bridges over the Mississippi River at St. Louis have reopened after being …

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Chicago Bears donate to damaged Wisconsin school

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (AP) — The Chicago Bears are donating $50,000 to help repair tornado damage at their former practicing grounds at the Univer…

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Man jailed on $1M bond in Quincy knife attack

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A man in the Mississippi River city of Quincy has been ordered jailed in lieu of $1 million bond on charges he slashed the…

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Chicago upgrading to 4G in subways

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago plans to upgrade wireless service to 4G in its subways and other underground transit facilities.

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Recreational use halted on river at St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Coast Guard has closed down a stretch of the Mississippi River near St. Louis to recreational boats because of the waterw…

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Ill. Supreme Court to appoint judge for vacancy

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis (TYS') has announced an application process for filling a vacancy in the 7th Jud…

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White Sox waste chances in 4-3 loss to Red Sox

White Sox waste chances in 4-3 loss to Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) — Chicago's Jose Quintana started with five perfect innings. Conor Gillaspie hit a tying two-run homer in the ninth. The White Sox…

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Bloomington adds taxis with rule changes underway

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The central Illinois city of Bloomington is still rewriting its taxi and shuttle bus regulations after a judge ruled …

July 10, 2014 7:54 pm

Panel probing Quinn program meeting next week

CHICAGO | Members of a legislative panel investigating Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program plan to meet next week even after feder…

July 10, 2014 7:56 pm

Three-way tie for lead in John Deere Classic

Three-way tie for lead in John Deere Classic

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Jordan Spieth felt great Thursday on the first tee of the John Deere Classic. He heard not only his name, but, for the fir…

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Chicago panel expands Wrigley Field makeover

Chicago panel expands Wrigley Field makeover

CHICAGO (AP) — Wrigley Field took a step in the direction of every major league baseball park in the country Thursday when a city commission u…

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Californians accused of freeing Illinois minks

CHICAGO (AP) — Two activists from California freed 2,000 minks from cages on an Illinois farm and spray-painted the words "Liberation is Love"…

July 10, 2014 7:28 pm

GOP wants to move ahead with anti-violence probe

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican members of a legislative panel probing Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program say they'll continue with pro…

July 10, 2014 7:21 pm

Panel probing Quinn program will meet next week

Panel probing Quinn program will meet next week

CHICAGO (AP) — Members of a legislative panel investigating Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program plan to meet next week even after …

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