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Newest member of Freeport's police force is a real dog

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 1:11pm
He's not even four years old but the newest member of the Freeport Police Department is already sniffing out bad guys

Hero, harasser or both? Shaun White's newly complex legacy

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 12:48pm
Is he hero, a harasser or both? Shaun White's Pyeongchang gold medal and response to old misconduct allegations create a newly complex legacy

SIU museum reopens after closing due to state budget impasse

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 8:17am
The University Museum at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has reopened after closing due to the state budget impasse

Illinois 2018 fishing licenses go on sale March 1

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 7:10am
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says that state fishing licenses for the year go on sale March 1

Northwestern celebrates 50th anniversary of student sit-in

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 9:57am
Northwestern University will fund events proposed by student and faculty as part of its 50th anniversary celebration of the school's first major sit-in protest

Man arrested after breaching security at Peoria airport

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 9:11am
Several weekend flights were delayed or cancelled at Peoria's airport after a man tried to use a stolen vehicle to ram the main terminal and breached security

SIU gets 115-pound black carp specimen for further study

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 8:03am
Researchers at Southern Illinois University have received what could be one of the largest black carp used for scientific research

Lincoln's footsteps cross many parts of Illinois

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 5:21pm
Abraham Lincoln became a lawyer, built his political career, started his family and delivered his famous "House Divided" speech in Illinois, which bears the motto "Land of Lincoln."

Danica Patrick speeding toward NASCAR's exit ramp

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 1:47pm
Patrick races her final NASCAR event at Daytona 500 in 1st leg of 'Danica Double'

Cause of fire that killed 6 in Illinois can't be determined

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 1:17pm
A state fire investigator says the cause of a house fire that killed four children and two adults from the same northern Illinois family cannot be determined

It's championship day for Illinois high school wrestling

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:15pm
It's the biggest day of the year for high school wrestlers in Illinois

Sikh driver's complaint referred to state prosecutors

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 11:51am
Members of the Sikh community in northwest Illinois are expressing impatience with an investigation into an attack on a ride-share driver

University of Illinois selects projects for $11M investment

Sat, 02/17/2018 - 9:41am
University of Illinois has selected its first 17 "investment for growth" projects that are designed to boost its income and enhance the university's academic mission

Speaker Madigan says he'll handle sex harassment allegations better

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 5:19pm
In a letter to legislators, Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan -- under fire over his handling of sexual harassment allegations within his political organization -- said he takes responsibility for not doing enough when it comes to handling harassment claims.

Tollway executive director leaving for stadium authority

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:16pm
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Illinois district turns 'snow day' into 'e-learning day'

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:49pm
Three Illinois school districts are participating in the state's "e-learning" program, which allows students to follow assigned digital lesson plans on snow days

Man who admitted stabbing woman to death gets life in prison

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 12:35pm
A man who pleaded no contest to second-degree murder has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole for stabbing a woman to death in 2015

Can middle-class candidate Daniel Biss defeat millionaires in Illinois?

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:26am
In an Illinois governor race that includes a couple millionaires and a billionaire, Daniel Biss likes to tell people he's given his campaign just $25 -- and then his wife decided to one-up him and donate $50.

Peoria jurors convict woman of murder, armed robbery

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 9:10am
Jurors in Peoria have convicted a 21-year-old woman of participating in a robbery that left a 63-year-old man dead

Senior Hall of Fame to induct U of I basketball coach

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 3:51am
A former University of Illinois head basketball coach is being inducted into the state's Senior Hall of Fame