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Dick Durbin working with Trump to reduce drug prices

SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois’ senior U.S. Senator unveiled new legislation to lower drug prices during a visit to Springfield and said the effort could get support from the White House. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said the pharmaceutical industry…

Pritzker in Rockford to step up fight against HIV

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has directed his administration to enhance efforts to eliminate HIV. The Democrat signed an executive order in Rockford Friday to re-establish state funding for testing and treatment programs…

Deep Freeze: Parts of Midwest colder than Antarctica

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The deadly deep freeze enveloping the Midwest sent temperatures plunging Wednesday to rival some of the most frigid spots in the world, triggering widespread closures of schools and businesses, and the canceling of…

Pritzker: Let Madigan recording probe play out

SPRINGFIELD -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he wants to "see the investigation play out" after news that a federal investigation into the Chicago City Council included a secretly recorded conversation between House Speaker Michael Madigan and a…

First snow, now dangerous cold in Midwest

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Heavy snow and powerful wind created blizzard-like conditions Monday across parts of the Midwest, prompting officials to cancel about 1,000 flights at Chicago's airports and close hundreds of schools. But forecasters warn…

Arrest made in Rockford teen’s slaying

ROCKFORD -- A man jailed in an unrelated case has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a Jefferson High School student earlier this week. Juan D. Mora, 24, of Rockford, is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated…

Homicide charges filed in Rockford drug cases

ROCKFORD -- Three people have been charged with drug-induced homicide in two separate drug cases, authorities announced Thursday. Karen E. Hernandez, 53, is charged in connection with the deaths of two people, Brock Palchik and Justine…

Charges filed in deadly Rockford crash

ROCKFORD -- Criminal charges have been filed against a Rockford man after a car crash left another man dead Monday morning in the 1200 block of North Alpine Road. Officers responded to the scene at around 12:45 a.m, for a two-vehicle…

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