Calumet Park readies for privatized fire-protection services

Calumet Park officials have approved an agreement for private fire services in a move the village attorney calls "historic."
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High school student dies 2 days after being pulled from pool

A 14-year-old high school student has died two days after being pulled from the swimming pool at an eastern Illinois high school
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The Latest: Officer in fatal shooting placed on leave

A suburban Chicago police chief says an officer in his department who fatally shot a black security guard outside a bar has been placed on administrative leave
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The Latest: Alderman asks if race played a role in shooting

An alderman in suburban Chicago is asking prosecutors to investigate the fatal shooting of a black security guard by a white police officer
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The Latest: Officer who killed black security guard is white

A police chief says the officer from his department who fatally shot a black security guard over the weekend is white
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The Latest: Vigil held for security guard shot by police

People gathered for a vigil at the suburban Chicago bar where an armed black security guard was shot over the weekend by a police officer
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Parents upset after man accused in shooting works as teacher

Parents and officials are upset that a man was allowed to work as a teacher in suburban Chicago while awaiting trial on attempted murder charges
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Decades-old statues find new home at Indiana church

Decades-old statues find new home with move from Chicago-area convent to Indiana church
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Former mayor charged with stealing from Ford Heights

A former mayor of the Chicago suburb of Ford Heights has been arrested on felony theft and misconduct charges
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EXCHANGE: Rare snake breeder finding feet in niche market

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Rare snake breeder finding feet in niche market
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Rear-facing restraint now required for Illinois infants

Illinois children must ride in rear-facing child-restraint seats in automobiles until age 2 under a law Gov. Bruce Rauner signed
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Illinois lawmaker quits amid claim of posting nude photos

An Illinois Republican lawmaker resigned Wednesday after an ex-girlfriend claimed that he posted nude photos of her on a fake social media account under her nam
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State offers conference for minority-owned businesses

Businesses owned by women or minorities can learn how to get state business at a conference Saturday in Tinley Park
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Another court nixes Trump push to cut 'sanctuary city' funds

A federal judge says the Trump administration can't withhold over $29 million in law enforcement money from six states and New York City in a clash over their i
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US Marshal killed outside Tucson house, suspect detained

US Marshal serving a felony arrest warrant shot and killed outside Tucson house
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Lawsuit against fraternity after student's death settled

The family of a Northern Illinois University student who died while enduring a fraternity hazing has reached a $14 million settlement of their lawsuit
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Tons of radioactive waste leave Oklahoma for Utah mill

More than 10,000 tons of radioactive waste that had been in northeastern Oklahoma is now in Utah
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Unbeaten Michigan playing with an edge with Purdue up next

Less than two years after a Big Ten opponent called Michigan a 'white-collar' team, the Wolverines have emphatically shed that label
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Not president, not yet a senator: Romney is starting over

Not president, not yet Utah senator: Romney learns Washington in the rarefied Senate
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After a miss last season, Stanford volleyball chases title

Every practice, Kevin Hambly writes out his Stanford volleyball starting lineup on the white board _ just so there's no question, even though the women usually
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Report: Search warrants served at Chicago alderman's office

A published report says federal agents executed search warrants at the City Hall office of a powerful Chicago alderman
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Illinois governor puts pressure on Airbnb West Bank decision

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to pressure Airbnb into reversing its decision barring lodging listings in the disputed West Bank
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Fight brewing over prospect of nuclear power plant shutdowns

Pennsylvania lawmakers sympathetic to nuclear power plants are making a push for state action to rescue plants whose shutdown is being threatened by their energ
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Senators consider sentencing bill tweaks to satisfy sheriffs

Senators are considering changes to criminal justice legislation to appease Republicans and law enforcement groups
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