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A Wisconsin monk has pleaded guilty to a child abduction count after being accused of trying to abduct four girls in Illinois earlier this year.
Fast-food workers and labor organizers are set to turn out in support of higher wages in cities across the country Thursday.
The extreme cold slamming the Great Plains isn't about to cool off one of the hottest segments of the American economy: North Dakota's oil patch.
The 67-year-old retired special-education teacher and administrator from Jacksonville thought she had a secure pension in return for 34 years of work.
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A Connecticut college student arrested carrying two handguns on campus also had an assault rifle and bullets in his car, and police found 2,700 rounds of ammunition and newspaper clippings of the Colorado theater... A Connecticut college student arrested carrying two handguns on campus also had an assault rifle and bullets in his car, and police ... (more)
With the fight over solving Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension shortfall now headed to the courts, the financially troubled state faces a grim possibility: The plan could be tossed, and Illinois could wind up in an even deeper fiscal hole than the one it's in now.
Authorities are working to determine if a woman's body found Tuesday by police is that of a Gurnee, Ill.
Police are investigating the death of a southwestern Illinois man whose body was found on his living room floor, while his housemate was relaxing on a nearby couch.
The passage of a landmark bill to address Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension crisis means the yearslong fight over how to address the massive shortfall now likely shifts to the courts, where its fate - and much-needed relief for the financially troubled state - remains highly uncertain.
The state's Department of Corrections has locked down the Big Muddy River Correctional Center in Ina after dozens of inmates started to show flu-like symptoms.
Illinois Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, D-Chicago, front left, and Illinois Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, right, talk while attending a Pension Committe hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Springfield, Ill.
Greater investment in research to delay aging may be a 'highly efficient' way to prevent disease, extend healthy life, and improve public health, according to new research.
The revelation that a New York City commuter train derailed while barreling into a sharp curve at nearly three times the speed limit is fueling questions about whether automated crash-avoidance technology could... The revelation that a New York City commuter train derailed while barreling around a sharp curve at nearly three times the speed limit ... (more)
The victims were in the 1100 block of West Glenlake Avenue on the Far North Side when someone shot them about 10:35 a.m., said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.