Illinois

Confederate Railroad books Illinois gig after state fair ban

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The country rock band whose logo with Confederate flags got it banned from a southern Illinois state fair will perform at a nearby private venue.Read more

Children found riding in pool on roof of vehicle, mother arrested

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Police in Dixon, Illinois arrested a mother after her children were found riding in a blow up pool on the roof of a vehicle.Read more

Illinois cancels band from fair lineup over Confederate flag

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Country rock band Confederate Railroad has been barred from performing at an Illinois state fair because of its use of the Confederate flag, setting off a firestorm by...Read more


Illinois woman gets wallet back 75 years after it was stolen

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An Illinois woman has her stolen wallet back - 75 years after it went missing.Read more

Former student guilty in slaying of visiting Chinese scholar

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Jurors deliberated less than 90 minutes before returning a guilty verdict Monday in the federal death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student...Read more

Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana

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The governor of Illinois plans to make the state the 11th in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana use.Read more

Illinois fire department reminds people of grilling safety

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Officials with the Rock Island Fire Department are urging cooks to be careful during grilling season.Read more

Illinois governor signs abortion protections into law

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill to expand abortion protections in Illinois.Read more

Slippery suspect: Police remove snake from patrol car engine

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Police in Park Forest, a Chicago suburb, spent 30 minutes removing a snake from the engine of a patrol car Wednesday night.Read more


Illinois poised to be 11th state to legalize marijuana use

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Illinois is likely to become the 11th state to allow small amounts of marijuana for recreational use after the Democratic-controlled House on Friday sent a legalization...Read more

Illinois may expand abortion rights as other states restrict

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The Illinois House voted to bolster the right to abortion on Tuesday as Democratic-led states respond to restrictions placed by some Republican-led states that...Read more