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Chicago police officer testifies in wrongful death lawsuit

A Chicago police officer involved in a 2015 fatal shooting of teenager and a bystander testified in the trial of a wrongful death lawsuit. More>>

3rd ex-Wheaton football player pleads guilty in hazing case

A third former Wheaton College football player facing felony charges in a 2016 hazing incident has pleaded guilty to lesser charges. More>>

Judge sets limits on evidence in Greitens Confide case

A Missouri lawyer suing over the use of a message-deleting app by former Gov. Eric Greitens and his staff is facing roadblocks in gathering evidence. More>>

Democratic ad slams Hawley over allegations against donor

A Democratic political action committee is targeting Republican Missouri Senate candidate Josh Hawley over allegations of corruption by a past top donor, although Hawley's authority to take action against the donor is... More>>

U of I curator describes thefts of rare book

A curator of rare law books at the University of Illinois College of Law has described how a thief around 1980 pillaged book collections nationwide, often cutting out artwork and selling it. More>>

UK updates policy dealing with sexual assault claims

University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto says changes have been finalized to campus regulations dealing with the disciplinary process for allegations that include sexual assault. More>>

Ex-inspector to review Illinois House amid harassment claims

A former state executive inspector general will investigate the Illinois House of Representatives after several sexual harassment scandals. More>>

Kentucky mom accused of forcing teen to drink gets 20 years

A Kentucky woman accused of forcing her 14-year-old daughter to drink whiskey until she fell has had her probation revoked. More>>

More than 50 arrested in Chicago-area drugs case

More than 50 people face drug-related charges in a case prosecutors say involves Chicago dealers, a Wisconsin courier and Mexico-based trafficker. More>>

Illinois coroner will no longer hold remains until poor pay

Officials in an Illinois county have ended a coroner's practice of holding the remains of poor people until relatives come up with $1,000. More>>

Teen arrested in death of woman killed in front of her kids

An 18-year-old suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of a St. Louis County woman who was killed in front of her three young children. More>>

Former detective takes 5th 200 times in trial

A former Chicago police detective is refusing to answer questions about his investigation that led to the murder conviction of a man who was exonerated after spending more than 20 years behind bars. More>>

Sen. Paul: No ongoing neighbor dispute before attack

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he hadn't spoken for years to a neighbor who alleges in court documents that he lost his temper and attacked Paul after a problem with yard debris in their Kentucky subdivision. More>>

Missouri House chairman: state shouldn't pay Greitens' bills

The chairman of a Missouri House panel that investigated former Gov. Eric Greitens says the state shouldn't pay more than $150,000 of legal bills submitted by attorneys who represented Greitens' office. More>>

Chicago Crime Commission unveiling 1st Gang Book since 2012

The Chicago Crime Commission is unveiling a new street-gang book that'll serve as a guide for regional police and others keeping tabs on gangs. More>>

Inmates flush cloth, flood police chief's office with sewage

A Kentucky police chief's office was flooded with raw sewage when authorities say inmates held at police headquarters flushed jumpsuits, bedding and other materials down the toilets. More>>

Parkland students join Chicago activists in protest

Two students at a Florida high school where a gunman shot and killed 17 people are joining Chicago activists who oppose the planned construction of a $95 million police and fire training academy on the city's West Side. More>>

Justify back at Churchill Downs after winning Triple Crown

Triple Crown winner Justify has returned to Churchill Downs to rest as the track where the quest began prepares to celebrate the milestone. More>>

3 members of same family shot to death in suburban Chicago

Police say three members of the same family have been found dead in a home in west suburban Chicago. More>>

2 men dead in northern Illinois domestic shootings

Authorities say a northern Illinois man has fatally shot a relative before turning the gun on himself. More>>

3 killed, 8 wounded in Chicago shootings during 3-hour span

Chicago police say at least 11 people were shot, including three who died, in a three-hour span on the city's South and West sides. More>>

Officials: Illinois prison to open next year

A Bureau of Prisons official says a prison in northwestern Illinois will be completely activated by the end of next year. More>>

Missouri museum honoring Churchill gets 1 of his paintings

The latest addition to the National Churchill Museum in Missouri is a testament to the longtime British prime minister's artistic, rather than political, skills. More>>

Rauner health care chief who led Medicaid change is leaving

The director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services is leaving her role for a job in the private sector. More>>

Exercise for high blood pressure? Most not keen on idea

When it comes to lowering high blood pressure, exercising is pretty much the last thing people want to do, a new survey shows.


Can you be obese but heart-healthy? Study says no

A new British study of nearly 300,000 people dismantles the "obesity paradox," a theory that claims being obese does not necessarily raise heart risks.


Binge drinking rampant among Americans

Americans are on a binge drinking binge.


Don't count on healthy foods to blunt salt's harm

An otherwise healthy diet isn't going to offset damage to your heart from too much salt, a new study suggests.


Weak vaccine making flu season even tougher, CDC says

This flu season continues to be one of the nastiest in years. And it isn't helping that the flu vaccine may be less than 20 percent effective against the season's dominant strain, according to a new Canadian report.


Stamping 'smoking kills' on cigarettes may keep teens from the habit

A grim reminder -- "Smoking Kills" -- emblazoned right on a cigarette may help young people avoid the deadly habit.


St. Louis Zoo elephant Ellie treated for tuberculosis

Ellie and sister Maliha on April 29, 2013 with a calf. Photo by Sarah Riffle/Saint Louis Zoo Ellie and sister Maliha on April 29, 2013 with a calf. Photo by Sarah Riffle/Saint Louis Zoo

ST. LOUIS (AP) - One of the most popular residents of the St. Louis Zoo is being treated for tuberculosis, but zoo officials say the prognosis is good.


Illinois sells $4.5 billion in bonds with low interest rate

The state of Illinois has sold $4.5 billion in general obligation bonds to pay down a portion of Illinois' roughly $15 billion backlog of unpaid bills.


What you may not know about ovarian cancer

In a report that will likely surprise many women, researchers say most cases of ovarian cancer originate in the fallopian tubes, not the ovaries.


Scientists spot marker for CTE in living football players

A potential marker, or warning sign, for a devastating brain disease caused by repeated concussions has been identified in living people for the first time by researchers.


SEMO prepares for the solar eclipse


CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO -- The Total Solar Eclipse is just less than three months away. Southern Illinois is preparing for the event, but so is southeast Missouri.  


Arch tram rides to close for renovation in January


ST. LOUIS (AP) - If you want to take the tram ride to the top of the Gateway Arch, get there within the next month.


Robert Loggia, movie and TV tough guy, dies at 85


(AP) -- Robert Loggia, who played drug lords and mobsters and danced with Tom Hanks in "Big," has died, his wife Aubrey Loggia says.


Illinois leaders will meet in December


WSIL--Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner  has rescheduled the meeting with the four legislative leaders to discuss the ongoing budget impasse. The meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 18, but will now take place on Dec. 1. Rauner spokeswoman Catherine Kelly said the meeting has been rescheduled for Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan. "Out of respect for the Speaker's family obligations and to help facilitate the attendance of all four legislative ... More>>

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