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  Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government could be socked with bigger health bills. Maybe not immediately, they say, but over time if the poor wind up in doctors' offices or hospitals as a result. Among the health...

Doctors say cutting food stamps could backfire

Updated: 1/9/2014 08:47 PM

  Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is again explaining his reversal on raising the minimum wage after video footage surfaced of him saying he's "adamantly, adamantly" opposed.

Clip: Rauner 'adamantly' against minimum wage hike

Updated: 1/9/2014 08:02 PM

  Calling Adam J. Moyers "a parent's worst nightmare," a Cook County judge Thursday sentenced the 20-year-old former carnival worker to 12 years in prison for molesting a 3-year-old during Schaumburg's 2012 Septemberfest celebration. Cook County Judge...

Former carnival worker sentenced to 12 years for abusing toddler

Updated: 1/9/2014 07:23 PM

  Legislation to resurrect long-term jobless legislation stalled in the Senate on Thursday, triggering recriminations from both sides of the political aisle despite earlier expressions of optimism that benefits might soon be restored for more than 1...

Jobless benefits extension bill stalls in Senate

Updated: 1/9/2014 07:07 PM

  A cafe featuring alcohol and video gambling will not be coming to downtown Elgin, but the company hopes to set up shop elsewhere in the Northwest suburbs later this year. Members of the Elgin liquor control commission Wednesday unanimously turned...

Elgin turns down cafe offering alcohol, video gambling

Updated: 1/9/2014 05:43 PM

  The 2nd annual NorthWest Families March for Life will begin 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, 455 N. Benton St., Palatine. Last year's march drew 500 people, said organizer Maria Goldstein, a co-founder of NWFL. The theme for...

Anti-abortion march planned for Jan. 18 in Palatine

Updated: 1/9/2014 05:16 PM

  A Joliet man was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison and required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life for having inappropriate sexual contact with a 13-year-old Villa Park girl. Joshua Scheun, 36, of the 4300 block of...

Joliet man gets three years for abusing Villa Park teen

Updated: 1/9/2014 05:15 PM

  Grayslake's boil order for drinking water will continue through at least part of Friday, the result of a pressure loss in the village's system.

Grayslake boil order rolls into Friday due to water pressure drop

Updated: 1/9/2014 04:59 PM

  The Streamwood Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating an elderly resident, Rod J. Vondracek who was reported missing on Wednesday morning.

Streamwood police looking for missing elderly man

Updated: 1/9/2014 05:05 PM

  We've become weather wimps. As the world warms, the United States is getting fewer bitter cold spells like the one that gripped much of the nation this week. So when a deep freeze strikes, scientists say, it seems more unprecedented than it really...

Scientists: Americans are becoming weather wimps

Updated: 1/9/2014 04:34 PM

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