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Two more weeks. That's how long your legislators are scheduled to be in Springfield for the remainder of their thus far do-little spring session. As of this writing lawmakers have taken one important step to secure the future of perpetually insolvent and...
WGN NewsBefore Chicago and Springfield were settled, Kaskaskia was Illinois’ “big city.” Native Americans and French settlers coexisted peacefully, against the threat of western expansion and the impending American Revolution. Resident...
WGN NewsIf you've fought to lower your property taxes, but failed, you're going to want to see our WGN investigation. We found that if you've got the right family connection, you have a spectacular chance to lower your property tax. You may not know his name,...
Tribune reporterIllinois Republicans used the state’s most powerful Democrat, House Speaker Michael Madigan, as a rally point during Saturday's party convention, blaming him for the state's ills while hailing a Downstate lawmaker’s tirade against him that...
Tags: Tom Cross, Pat Brady, YouTube, Mike Bost, Parties and Movements
Vandals targeted a Catholic Church in Oak Park, splattering red paint on the doors and a sign. It happened early Tuesday morning. Someone threw buckets of red paint on the doors, and a sign in front of the Ascension Catholic Church at 808 East Avenue....
WGN NewsA motorcyclist from Lombard was killed after getting in the middle of a road rage incident between the drivers of two cars. Police say 31-year-old Michael Moreno of Plainfield turned into the path of the motorcycle yesterday in Naperville. 63-year-old...
Mediators were dispatched to help keep the conversation civil at a health forum in Chicago last week — a clear sign of the passionate opinions elicited by the debate about whether the federal government should recommend that babies be vaccinated...
A sergeant in the McHenry County Sheriff's Department is suspended while he faces trial for sexually abusing a child; but he is still getting paid. Gregory Pyle was placed on leave in January; but in his ten years with the department, he's racked up a...
Tags: McHenry, Abusive Behavior
Tribune reportersMurder charges have been filed against a 71-year-old Seattle man who is accused of a 1957 slaying of a girl he allegedly abducted from DeKalb County, officials said today. Maria Ridulph, 7, went missing on Dec. 3, 1957 after she was last seen playing...
Tribune reporterThe chief finance officer of the small town of Dixon embezzled more than $30 million over the last six years and used the money to finance a lavish lifestyle that included horse stables in Illinois and Wisconsin, federal prosecutors alleged. Rita...
Progress on pension reform proved elusive Wednesday as Democratic and Republican legislative leaders huddled with Gov. Pat Quinn to try to reach consensus on how to reform the state's vastly underfunded employee retirement systems. The nearly two-hour,...
Jack Daniel McCullough, the Seattle man recently arrested on charges that he kidnapped and murdered a 7-year-old Sycamore, Ill., girl in 1957, was hospitalized Saturday for undisclosed reasons. McCullough, 71, was scheduled to appear Saturday in a King...
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