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Former Cook Co. Official Sentenced In Federal Prison

Former Cook County official has been sentenced because of collecting thousands of dollars in kickbacks.

03/21/2014

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Mom, Dad, Daughter Accused of Mega-Shoplifting

A family from suburban Chicago is accused of shoplifting more than $7 million worth of items.

03/05/2014

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State Police Prepare for Concealed Carry Permits

Illinois State Police officials say their agency is preparing to issue the state’s first concealed carry permits.

02/28/2014

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Dozens of Same-Sex Couples Get Marriage Licenses

More than 80 same-sex couples from Illinois and have gotten marriage licenses in Cook County, including several from other counties who apparently didn’t want to wait until June 1, when gay marriage becomes legal throughout the state.

02/25/2014

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Flu Season Shows Signs Of Slowing Down In Chicago

Virus still considered widespread throughout rest of state.

02/01/2014

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Chicago City Council Tightens E-Cigarette Rules

Chicago’s City Council on Wednesday passed an ordinance prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes in areas where tobacco products are currently banned.

01/16/2014

Holiday Express (photo: Kansas City Southern Railway)

Santas Who Rode the “Polar Express” Say Goodbye

Some Chicago-area Santas who got word they can’t return on the “Polar Express” next year because of a legal dispute didn’t cry or pout when they gathered to say goodbye to the traditional holiday events.

01/13/2014

Dwight Kay

Illinois Rep. Introduces ‘Knockout Game’ Legislation

The legislation would stiffen the penalty for those convicted of battery while taking part in the “game,” making it punishable by 3-7 years in prison.

12/26/2013

(credit: Archer Daniels Midland Co.)

Chicago Gets ADM HQ, But St. Louis IT Center Still Possible

Archer Daniels Midland Company said in a statement that it will move a small corporate team of about 50-75 employees to Chicago, but for now, the agribusiness would not be creating 100 more tech jobs.

12/19/2013

(credit: Archer Daniels Midland Co.)

Quinn Says ADM Decision Good News for Illinois Economy

Gov. Pat Quinn says he stressed Illinois’ workforce and transportation when pitching the state to be headquarters of Archer Daniels Midland Company.

12/18/2013

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