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The crash of a small plane off the Hawaiian island of Molokai was calm, orderly and none of the passengers seemed to be very distressed or have any major injuries, said a passenger who swam to shore.
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The attorney for a naval investigator said his client will plead guilty to bribery charges for accepting pricey vacations and prostitute services in trade for providing information and advice to an Asian defense... The attorney for a naval investigator said his client will plead guilty to bribery charges for accepting pricey vacations and ... (more)
Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Friday gets what's likely his last chance to win his freedom as a three-judge federal panel hears oral arguments in his appeal.
Missouri and Illinois officials announced Thursday that the new four-lane-cable stayed bridge named after St. Louis Cardinals great Stan Musial will open to traffic Feb. 9, a celebrated milestone for a $700 million project that took a few years - and a few squabbles - to complete.
Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn can pretty much forget about getting any more money from the state's public employee unions, after signing a landmark pension overhaul.
Illinois State Police say an investigation into the death of an Iowa man won't include an examination into why his body was discovered 12 hours after motorists first reported seeing him along the side of an Illinois freeway.
Starting in the New Year, it will become illegal to talk or use hand-held cell phones and other communication devices while driving in Illinois.
A northern Illinois man has been sentenced to 62 years in prison for the 2011 death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter.
The wife and daughter of a Chicago man who was poisoned with cyanide after winning the Illinois lottery have settled his estate.
Illinois is spending only about 7 percent of what federal officials say it should on smoking-prevention programs 15 years after a landmark settlement with tobacco companies over health risks, according to a study.
A man who says Chicago police tortured him until he confessed to a rape he did not commit walked out of an Illinois prison on Wednesday after spending 30 years behind bars.
The Supreme Court is considering whether to give a new sentencing hearing to a man who confessed to kidnapping, raping and killing a 16-year-old girl in Kentucky.
5, 2013 photo, chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip at Duke Cancer Center in Durham, N.C. A man who says Chicago police tortured him until he confessed to a rape he did not commit walked out of an Illinois prison on Wednesday after spending 30 years behind bars.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn smiles during the signing of the pension overhaul legislation bill on Dec. 5 in Chicago.
Through two months of open enrollment in new health insurance plans created under President Barack Obama's health care law, nearly 365,000 Americans have selected policies, including 7,043 in Illinois, administration officials said Wednesday.
A state contractor misspent more than $8 million in taxpayer money meant for at-risk children and their families, the Illinois attorney general claims in court.