Judge: Test bloodstains for DNA in child deaths

NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A judge has ruled that DNA tests can be done on bloodstains in connection with the case of a suburban Chicago woman accused of stabbing to death her young son and a girl she was babysitting.

Indiana defeats Illinois in second round

Indiana defeated Illinois in the second round of the Big Ten Men's Basketball tournament at the United Center in Chicago on Friday, March 15, 2013.

Illinois defeats Minnesota in Chicago

Images from the first round game of the 2013 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at the United Center in Chicago on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

Crime Commission: Heroin is 'medical emergency'

CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois State Crime Commission says heroin use is an epidemic, and a Will County official says it should be declared a medical emergency.

Big Ten Wrestling Championships Session 1

A gallery of images from the opening session of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships at Assembly Hall on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

Warrant seeks NIU VP, police chief communication

MICHAEL TARM,Associated Press

National designation sought for ancient mounds

CAHOKIA, Ill. (AP) — A group is studying ways to get an ancient state historical site in southwestern Illinois some national recognition.

Centennial vs. Taylorville Sectional Semifinal

Images from the Centennial vs. Taylorville Sectional Semifinal Game on Wednesday, March 6th at Mt. Zion High School, Mt. Zion, IL.  Centennial defeated Taylorville 57-51.

Jordan files for paternity lawsuit to be dismissed

KATE BRUMBACK,The Associated Press

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Peterson's prison home is Pontiac

CHICAGO (AP) — Inmate M35067 will serve his 38-year sentence in the maximum-security Pontiac Correctional Center for murdering his third wife.

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