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State health officials are advising anyone who was at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport last Wednesday and hasn't been vaccinated for measles to get tested for the highly contagious disease.

The Chicago mayor's office says the number of tourists to the city in 2017 was more than 55 million - a new record.

Students at DePaul University in Chicago are creating video games that raise awareness for mental illnesses and other afflictions.

A Chicago City Council committee is recommending that the city's police department study devices that will tell officers immediately if motorists were texting when they got into a traffic accident. 

New details are emerging about the Obama Presidential Center including design revisions for a taller and sleeker museum tower and hundreds of new trees. 

Northeastern Illinois University has named four finalists for president, a post that has been vacant since fall 2016.

The field of Democrats vying for the chance to replace U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez is narrowing. 

Authorities say they've arrested the former hotel owner of what was Peoria's Four Points at Sheraton. 

A Chicago police officer fighting for his job after he fatally shot a teenager and a woman bystander in 2015 is under investigation for his role in a restaurant fight last month.

University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen says he will recommend that the school freeze its base tuition for incoming, in-state freshmen for a fourth consecutive year.

The Department of Justice has asked a federal judge to toss a Chicago lawsuit targeting the Trump administration's bid to withhold public safety grants to so-called sanctuary cities refusing tougher enforcement of immigration laws.

The new year will be one of big decisions in Illinois.

A federal judge has ordered the city of Springfield to pay more than $330,000 to civil rights attorneys who represented two panhandlers in the legal fight over anti-panhandling laws in the city.

Apple iPhone owners from several states are suing the tech giant for not disclosing sooner that it had issued software updates deliberately slowing older-model phones so aging batteries lasted longer.

A Maryland man has pleaded guilty in Chicago federal court to running a hacker-for-hire service that shut down websites and affected people around the world.

A former Wisconsin state regulator has been named chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's regional office in Chicago.

Lawmakers question whether reimbursement rates in an expanded managed care health plan will be sufficient to keep insurers providing service.

A nearly $2 billion high-speed Amtrak rail project in Illinois is in its final phase of construction.

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CHICAGO (AP) - The Department of Justice says Chicago's U.S. attorney's office is getting additional staff prosecutors so it can do more to reduce violent crime. 

An investigation has found that in recent years more Chicago police officers have opted to grieve their punishments, stalling some cases for years.

The Chicago City Council is creating a Vehicular Terrorism Task Force that will look for ways to reduce the chances of an attack like the one in New York where a man drove a truck onto a bike path and struck and killed several people near the World Trade Center in October. 

A Chicago man beaten by a transit police officer in 2015 and wrongly jailed for nearly two years has received a $225,000 settlement from the Metra commuter railroad.

A new $3.7 million train station has opened in southern Illinois.

A longtime White House adviser to former President Barack Obama is taking a job as a senior fellow at the University of Chicago Law School.

A Chicago police spokesman say there is "no credible threat"  of any attack to the city's public transportation but after a pipe bomb exploded in New York, the department deployed more officers to train stations and other transportation centers as a precaution.

A suburban Chicago chiropractor has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for billing an insurance company more than $4 million for treatment that was unnecessary or never provided.

Some 200 people protesting President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem took to the streets of Chicago.

Gov. Bruce Rauner's health care chief says a $63 billion Medicaid managed care program will save up to $300 million a year because of the competitive process providers had to undergo. 

Dozens of mayors from around the world have signed a "Chicago Climate Charter.” The summit was designed to address concerns following President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord.

The Illinois budget crisis has apparently driven state prison inmates to drink.

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