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3 hrs ago | The Capitol Fax Blog
Newly released emails from Gov. Pat Quinn's office show politics appeared to trump credentials when deciding how big a serving some nonprofits should get from his now-tarnished $54.5 million Neighborhood Recovery Initiative anti-violence grant program.
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7 hrs ago | The Southtown Star
That was the cry that arose from some panicked Southland residents this week after more than 100 military vehicles suddenly appeared on the campus of Cook County's Oak Forest Health Center, 159th Street and Cicero Avenue.
R) Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Simon LeBon and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran attend the 'Duran Duran: Unstaged' premiere during the 6th Annual MoMA Contenders Series at Museum of Modern Art on November 4, 2013 in New York City.
In this July 15, 2014 photo, Mariama Bangura, 17, poses for a portrait on the Northwest side of Chicago.
A south suburban police officer was drinking at a friend's house when he started firing his gun, sending bullets into a neighboring home and vehicle, then called another officer to try to have him hide the evidence.
A Palatine man accused of punching a 26-year-old Palatine man outside a downtown bar, leaving him critically injured, faces a felony aggravated battery charge, police said.
The following information comes from a July 18 village of Palatine e-newsletter.
Inside a cluttered downtown apartment that she shares with a cat, the 57-year-old woman is in the midst of a near-meltdown.
Illinois Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner gives a thumbs up to the crowd during a news conference Monday in Chicago.
Arlington Heights may be contributing up to $75,000 toward a remodeling project at the Albert Goedke Apartments, a building for low-income, elderly and disabled adults in the village.
Authorities are investigating if a man with a history of lewd behavior is wanted in connection with other incidents after the man was arrested for fondling himself in front of two young girls near a south suburban Harvey grade school.
Chicago's Roosevelt has some unusual sculptures. The art is on Roosevelt Road between State Street and the Chicago River.
Cook County, Ill., Sheriff Tom Dart runs one of the largest local jails in the U.S. It also has become a repository for people with mental illness.
Jamal M. Dumas, 18 of the 1600 block of Cottonwood Drive in Mount Prospect, was already on parole for previously possessing a firearm as a felon when Evanston police approached him and a group of people near the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center in Evanston at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, according to a news release.
Two convicted burglars with reputed mob ties and an employee of Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios have been snared in a racketeering investigation, sources say.
Updated: Wed Jul 23, 2014 08:33 am
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