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Rauner to Benefit From Budget Cuts With $750K Tax Break

Rauner to Benefit From Budget Cuts With $750K Tax Break

Gov. Bruce Rauner will be one of the few benefiting from the massive budget cuts he laid out last week – to the tune... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Officials: One Killed When Metra Strikes Vehicle in Woodstock

Officials: One Killed When Metra Strikes Vehicle in Woodstock

One person was killed when a Metra train struck a vehicle in far northwest suburban Woodstock Wednesday afternoon... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Pilot Program Puts Drug Test in Hands of Police

Pilot Program Puts Drug Test in Hands of Police

A House panel on Wednesday backed a proposed pilot program that would allow Chicago police to use a field test to... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Legal Fight Ensues Over State’s Medical Marijuana Licenses

Legal Fight Ensues Over State’s Medical Marijuana Licenses

A lawsuit filed in Cook County Court pits a losing applicant in the Illinois Medical Marijuana derby, against the... Watch »

Feb 25, 2015
Emanuel, Garcia Look Ahead to April Runoff

Emanuel, Garcia Look Ahead to April Runoff

The result of yesterday's election is historic, and while the last few ballots were counted Wednesday afternoon, it... Watch »

Feb 25, 2015
Letters From Inmate Claim Peterson Was Set Up

Letters From Inmate Claim Peterson Was Set Up

A former attorney for Drew Peterson has released letters he said were sent from an inmate claiming that Peterson was... Watch »

Feb 25, 2015
Kane Undergoes Surgery on Fractured Clavicle

Kane Undergoes Surgery on Fractured Clavicle

The Chicago Blackhawks announced on Wednesday afternoon that Patrick Kane underwent successful surgery on a... Watch »

Feb 25, 2015
Hurst Agrees to Two-Year Deal with Bears

Hurst Agrees to Two-Year Deal with Bears

The Chicago Bears officially announced the signing of cornerback Demontre Hurst on Wednesday afternoon, inking him... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Garcia:

Garcia: "Working Class" to Power Bid for Mayor

If Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is going to have a shot at upsetting Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in an April runoff, he'll... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Cubs Owner Tom Ricketts Says Playoffs Are Within Reach

Cubs Owner Tom Ricketts Says Playoffs Are Within Reach

Tom Ricketts says he thinks the Chicago Cubs are set to take big steps this year toward ending their century-plus of... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Sekera Dealt to Kings, Hurting Hawks' Blue Line Pursuit

Sekera Dealt to Kings, Hurting Hawks' Blue Line Pursuit

The Chicago Blackhawks are aggressively looking for blue line help, but one player on their wish list is off the... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
4 Reasons to Make Des Moines Your Next Travel Destination

4 Reasons to Make Des Moines Your Next Travel Destination

The capital city of Iowa is less than a day's drive from Chicago, but it's often overlooked in lieu of other more... Read »

Feb 27, 2015
School Bus Flips on Its Side in Northern Suburb

School Bus Flips on Its Side in Northern Suburb

A school bus carrying children flipped on its side Wednesday afternoon in far north suburban Lake Villa, school... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
15th Measles Case Confirmed in Illinois

15th Measles Case Confirmed in Illinois

Cook County health department officials confirmed a 15th case of measles in Illinois on Wednesday. Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Anthem Breach Affects 215,000 Blue Cross Members in Ill.

Anthem Breach Affects 215,000 Blue Cross Members in Ill.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois said around 215,000 members’ personal information was compromised in a data... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Kane Injury Could Leave Blackhawks Looking for Trade

Kane Injury Could Leave Blackhawks Looking for Trade

The Chicago Blackhawks were already looking for some defensive help at the trade deadline, but could Patrick Kane's... Watch »

Feb 25, 2015
Bullet Found in Room at Second Northwest Indiana School

Bullet Found in Room at Second Northwest Indiana School

For the second time this week, a bullet was found in a room at a school in Northwest Indiana, prompting officials to... Read »

Feb 25, 2015
Vince Vaughn, Chicago Prepare to Take Polar Plunge

Vince Vaughn, Chicago Prepare to Take Polar Plunge

"Wedding Crashers" actor Vince Vaughn gets ready to take the Polar Plunge Sunday following one of the... Watch »

Feb 27, 2015

Best Political Mustaches

Jesus "Chuy" Garcia isn't the only politician sporting the 'stache View »

Feb 25, 2015
Indiana Man Arrested With Loaded Gun at O'Hare

Indiana Man Arrested With Loaded Gun at O'Hare

A man from Evansville in southern Indiana was arrested after TSA officials found a loaded 9-mm handgun in his... Read »

Feb 25, 2015

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