Illinois

This undated photo provided by the Aurora, Ill., Police Department shows Timmothy Pitzen, missing since 2011. A young man's claim to be Timmothy, the missing Illinois boy who disappeared under tragic circumstances eight years ago, has been exposed as a hoax, authorities said Thursday, April 4, 2019. DNA tests have determined the young man is not Timmothy. (Aurora Police Department via AP)
April 04, 2019 - 7:17 pm
A young man's claim to be an Illinois boy who disappeared under tragic circumstances eight years ago was disproved by DNA tests and pronounced a hoax Thursday, dashing hopes that the baffling case had finally been solved.
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People pray at a makeshift memorial Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Aurora, Ill., near Henry Pratt Co. manufacturing company where several were killed on Friday. Authorities say an initial background check five years ago failed to flag an out-of-state felony conviction that would have prevented a man from buying the gun he used in the mass shooting in Aurora. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
February 17, 2019 - 11:27 pm
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — More than 1,500 people braved snow and freezing drizzle to attend a prayer vigil for five slain co-workers Sunday, two days after they were fatally shot at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant by a longtime employee who was fired moments earlier. The Rev. Dan Haas told those...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2016 file photo, actor and singer Jussie Smollett attends the "Empire" FYC Event in Los Angeles. Chicago police say they're interviewing two "persons of interest" who surveillance photos show were in the downtown area where Smollett says he was attacked last month. A police spokesman said Thursday the two men aren't considered suspects but may have been in the area at the time Smollett says he was attacked. Smollett says two masked men shouted racial and homophobic slurs before beating him and putting a rope around his neck on Jan. 29. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
February 16, 2019 - 1:23 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them. "The individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been...
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Aurora Shooting
Bev Horne/Daily Herald via AP
February 15, 2019 - 7:49 pm
An employee of a manufacturing company opened fire at its suburban Chicago plant Friday, killing five people and wounding five police officers before he was fatally shot, police said.
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Chicago police train
Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP
December 18, 2018 - 6:50 am
Two Chicago police officers were fatally struck by a train Monday as they investigated a report of gunshots on the city's far South Side.
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President Donald Trump In Iowa
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
July 26, 2018 - 12:54 pm
President Donald Trump headed to the Midwest Thursday, where farmers and manufacturers are anxious about the escalating trade war.
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Rod Blagojevich
William DeShazer/Chicago Tribune/MCT/Sipa USA
April 16, 2018 - 8:58 pm
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will stay behind bars, after his appeal was turned down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
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