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  • Bloomberg targets Halvorson gun stance in race to replace Jackson Jr.

    Bloomberg targets Halvorson gun stance in race to replace Jackson Jr.
    The first TV ad in the special primary election to replace ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. comes from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super political action committee and targets Democrat Debbie Halvorson’s support of gun owner rights. A...
  • Kelly wins lottery for top spot on ballot to replace Jackson Jr.

    Kelly wins lottery for top spot on ballot to replace Jackson Jr.
    SPRINGFIELD --- Former state Rep. Robin Kelly of Matteson will get the first spot on the ballot in special Democratic primary for the seat once held by former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. The Illinois State Board of Elections conducted lotteries today for the...
  • Quinn signs $2 license plate sticker fee hike into law

    Quinn signs $2 license plate sticker fee hike into law
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois drivers will pay $2 more for their license plate stickers next year thanks to a bill Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed Friday to pay for better upkeep and care of state parks. The practical effect of the new law is that...
  • Power planter: Susan Beard's jaw-dropping garden

    Power planter: Susan Beard's jaw-dropping garden
    Turn into Susan Beard's drive, and you'll notice right away: Spring-flowering bulbs are strewn like a pastel carpet beneath spreading trees and a sea of white narcissus rises to meet the road in front of the house. The native tree species, drifts of grape...
  • 4 accused of Richton Park beating

     4 accused of Richton Park beating
    A mom, her two children and another man have been charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery in connection to the group beating of a man Thursday night in south suburban Richton Park. Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil set bails at $500,...
  • Oprah VW Beetle Giveaway Finally Delivers

     
    What's the nicest gift you've given your mother? Jewelry on her birthday? Flowers on Mother's Day? Seventy year-old Jewel Baker just got the keys to a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. Baker, of Olympia Fields, Ill., won one of 271 redesigned Volkswagen......
  • Sales tax loophole leaves some cities, towns crying foul as firms exploit Illinois law

    Sales tax loophole leaves some cities, towns crying foul as firms exploit Illinois law
    Dozens of companies doing business in the Chicago area are routing their sales through small outlying municipalities with low sales tax rates, siphoning tens of millions of dollars from city and suburban taxing districts. These companies, ranging from...
  • Quinn wants motorcyclists to take two minutes at stuck red lights

    Quinn wants motorcyclists to take two minutes at stuck red lights
    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Pat Quinn is calling for a two-minute timeout before a motorcycle driver or bicyclist can proceed through a stoplight that appears stuck on red. The Democratic governor used his veto power on Friday to rewrite legislation that...
  • 19-month-old killed in accident when relative moves car

    19-month-old killed in accident when relative moves car
    A 19-month-old southwest suburban girl was killed this afternoon when she was run over by a cousin moving a car so another relative could park in a driveway, authorities said. No citations were expected to be issued in the death following the accident...
  • 2 killed in separate suburban crashes

    A 35-year-woman was killed after the car she was driving went into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on with another vehicle in south suburban Matteson, officials said today. Christine Brown, 35, of the 17000 block of Anthony Avenue in Hazel Crest, was...
  • Illinois House approves major gambling expansion

    Illinois House approves major gambling expansion
    SPRINGFIELD — Shunting aside Gov. Pat Quinn’s concerns, the Illinois House today approved a major expansion of gambling in Illinois that would put a casino in Chicago and four other cities, add positions at riverboats and allow slot machines...