Villa Park man accused of stealing drugs from evidence vault

Official misconduct charges have been filed against a former civilian employee of a suburban Chicago police department for allegedly stealing drugs from an evid
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Battey returns to court for Colorado after suffering stroke

Colorado redshirt freshman Evan Battey returns to the court after suffering stroke
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Battey returns to court for Colorado after suffering stroke

Colorado redshirt freshman Evan Battey returns to the court after suffering a stroke last December that left him weakened on the right side
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Law requires quarterly reports of health of veterans

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law required quarterly reports on the health of veterans under state care after a Legionnaires' disease crisis at a state-run vet
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Rauner vetoes larger damages for Legionnaire's victims

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation that would have boosted the maximum damage award allowed survivors of veterans who died of Legionnaire's disea
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Tax dollars off-limits for sex-harassment settlements

Using tax dollars to settle sexual harassment claims is illegal under a law Gov. Bruce Rauner signed
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Correction: Legionnaires' Disease-Illinois story

Correction: Legionnaires' Disease-Illinois story
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Ground Beef Recalled in 6 States for Containing Plastic Pieces

A meat processing plant in Michigan is recalling approximately 43,292 pounds of ground beef, some of which was sold through the Meijer supermarket chain, becaus
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Dairy Queen to Sell Chicken and Waffles for a Limited Time Only

Days after KFC announced the return of its coveted chicken and waffles sandwich, Dairy Queen has unveiled its own version of the brunch dish. For a limited time
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Funding released for construction at 2 veterans' homes

The state comptroller's office has released nearly $11 million for construction at two Illinois Veterans' Homes
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New solutions for the old problem of illegal massage parlors

The massage parlor sting in Florida that ensnared New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is a reminder of the human trafficking and abuse taking place across A
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Walmart is getting rid of greeters; disabled workers worried

As Walmart moves to phase out its familiar "greeters" at some 1,000 stores nationwide, disabled workers who fill many of those jobs say they're being unfairly t
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Contrasts abound for 2 black women in Chicago mayoral runoff

A political outsider who campaigned on reforming Chicago's police department says voters likely had the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald on their minds when th
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Wisconsin man indicted for causing Illinois trooper's death

A Wisconsin man has been indicted for allegedly causing the death of an Illinois state trooper who was helping victims in a multiple-vehicle highway crash
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Water surrounds Mississippi town as rivers rise across South

Rain-swollen rivers are spilling over their banks across the South, and a Mississippi mayor says water has encircled his town and forced some families to leave
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How 'completely avoidable' measles cases continue to climb

The U.S. has counted more measles cases in the first two months of this year than in all of 2017, and part of the rising threat is misinformation that makes som
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump overstates the lethality of fentanyl

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrongly claims a mere spoonful of fentanyl can wipe out a state, exaggerating the lethality of a dangerous drug
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Lawyer says R. Kelly to stay jailed until Monday or Tuesday

The attorney for R. Kelly says the R&B star won't get out of jail until Monday or Tuesday as arrangements are made to pay the $100,000 bail needed to free him a
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Tornado death confirmed as violent storms smack the South

Weekend storms have raked parts of the Southeast, leaving deaths injuries in their wake as a tornado smashed into a commercial district in a small Mississippi c
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Weather service: High flood risk in Missouri this spring

Missouri towns along the Mississippi River and its tributaries should brace for the prospect of potentially serious flooding this spring
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R. Kelly met underage girl while on trial for child porn

While on trial for child pornography in 2008, R. Kelly still found time to talk to fans, give autographs and to meet an underage girl he later invited to his ho
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Southern storms, flooding, tornado in east Mississippi city

Severe storms rake the South amid days of drenching rains and a tornado shatters businesses in east Mississippi city of Columbus; no immediate reports of any de
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Prosecutors paint dark portrait of manipulative R. Kelly

Prosecutors painted a dark portrait of a manipulative and sometimes violent R. Kelly at his bond hearing
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R. Kelly's life mirrors that of prosecutor who charged him

Now in the fight of his life, R&B star R. Kelly is facing the power of a prosecutor whose life story in some ways mirrors his
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