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  • Crestwood officials go on trial in tainted water case

    Crestwood officials go on trial in tainted water case
    A jury trial begins today for two former village officials of South Suburban Crestwood.   They're accused of lying to environmental regulators about the village using water from a polluted well for more than two decades to supplement its drinking water...
  • Man charged in street race that killed 2 teens

    Man charged in street race that killed 2 teens
    A 20-year-old man is charged with street racing and leaving the scene of a fatal accident that left two teens from Woodstock dead. Authorities in McHenry County say an investigation linked Dan Huber to the crash that happened in the early morning hours...
  • Illinois corporate tax credits swelled to $161 million in 2011

    When lawmakers raised taxes on Illinois residents and businesses, they also increased corporate income tax breaks for a select group of companies. In 2011, businesses were eligible to claim about $161 million in tax credits — double from the...
  • 1st free-standing birth center in Illinois may open

    1st free-standing birth center in Illinois may open
    It took more than two decades of labor, but Illinois is finally poised to permit its first free-standing birth center, an alternative model of care for low-risk pregnant women who want to deliver in a homey environment with a reduced chance of medical...
  • Business leaders come out in support of gay marriage in Illinois

    Business leaders come out in support of gay marriage in Illinois
    Dozens of Illinois business leaders and several companies publicly endorsed gay marriage Sunday in an attempt to reignite the issue after a proposed bill failed to get traction in Springfield this month. State lawmakers aren't scheduled to be at the...
  • Dogs killed in Naperville apartment fire

    Dogs killed in Naperville apartment fire
    Three dogs were killed in an apartment fire in Naperville. It happened Wednesday afternoon inside a two-story apartment complex. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke in an unoccupied apartment on the first floor. They put out the fire within 10...
  • Touching Lincoln: 16th president spent most of his adult life in Springfield, Ill.

    Touching Lincoln: 16th president spent most of his adult life in Springfield, Ill.
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - "Be sure to use the handrail," national park guide Ronnie van Nostrand said as he led a small tour group upstairs in the only home Abraham Lincoln ever owned. "It's the same railing Mr. Lincoln used." We had all come to Springfield...
  • Fiscal cliff could cost Illinois more than $1 billion

    Fiscal cliff could cost Illinois more than $1 billion
    State officials warned Thursday that Illinois stands to lose more than $1 billion if Congress and President Barack Obama cannot reach an agreement to prevent the "fiscal cliff" brought on by preset tax increases and budget cuts. The prediction came...
  • Woman killed in stolen squad car crash

    Woman killed in stolen squad car crash
    A stolen police squad car was involved in an deadly crash in East Saint Louis, IL. Police say it started with a man who was arguing over a bus fare around 8 a.m. Wednesday. Officers were called to escort the man off a Metro bus at 80th and State streets,...
  • Lake Forest teacher contract faces ratification votes

    Lake Forest teacher contract faces ratification votes
    Teachers in Lake Forest are scheduled to vote on their new contract Tuesday. The teachers staged a week-long walkout last month before a tentative contract settlement sent them back to work; today, both the teachers and the school board are scheduled...
  • Indiana gets first Big Ten win in Wilson era

    Indiana gets first Big Ten win in Wilson era
    CHAMPAIGN — The weight of a losing season seems obvious to Illinois coach Tim Beckman. "I've lost 22 pounds," he said. "You think I like losing? I haven't been around it. I hate it." Saturday's 31-17 Homecoming loss to Indiana only added to the...