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  • Chicago mayor wages lively campaign with no big challengers

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn't face any big-name challengers in his push for a second term, but the former White House chief of staff is ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner defends paying staff more than Quinn

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner defended paying his top staff members significantly more than his predecessor, explaining Friday that he will pay what is ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Prosecutors drop dozens of stash house sting charges

    CHICAGO – The U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago has quietly dropped dozens of serious narcotics conspiracy charges stemming from undercover stings inv ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Gov. Rauner wants bureaucratic cuts in education, elsewhere

    CHAMPAIGN – Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to generate more money to spend on higher education, he told a crowd at the University of Illinois’ flagship campu ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • U of I professor who lost job offer after tweets sues

    CHAMPAIGN – A professor who lost a University of Illinois job offer over his profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages sued several university officials o ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Rauner among top campaign donors

    CHICAGO – Multimillionaire Bruce Rauner was one of the top donors in the U.S. to 2014 state-level political campaigns, sinking more of his own money i ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:10 am
  • Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks statue moved downtown for tribute

    CHICAGO – Fans of Ernie Banks on Wednesday got their first chance to pay their respects to the most famous and beloved Chicago Cub who ever played aft ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Campton Hills man taken into custody in Indiana, hours after incident at Delnor

    GENEVA – A 30-year-old Campton Hills man was taken into police custody in Indiana on Tuesday night, hours after he was involved in an incident that ca ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Boeing reports 4Q profit of $1.47 billion on airplane sales

    CHICAGO – Demand for commercial jets airliners boosted Boeing Co.'s fourth-quarter profit by 19 percent, topping Wall Street expectations by a wide ma ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 8:20 am
  • Trafficking twins get sharply reduced sentences

    CHICAGO – Identical twin brothers who ran a drug-trafficking ring that spanned much of North America were sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison afte ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Rauner previews ‘right to work zones’ as priority

    DECATUR – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he wants to prioritize creating “right-to-work zones” in economically depressed areas where local officials c ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:22 pm
  • 2012 Crystal Lake South grad dies after hit-and-run at Illinois State, former coach says

    Ben Allison, a 2012 graduate of Crystal Lake South High School, died Tuesday morning after being involved in a hit-and-run incident Saturday at Illino ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • Documents: Quinn didn’t act on marijuana recommendations

    CHICAGO – Former Gov. Pat Quinn’s aides prepared lists of businesses that were to receive lucrative medical marijuana licenses in Illinois, but he did ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • ‘Fracking’ starts slow amid oil-price slump

    ST. LOUIS – The oil and gas drilling technique known as “fracking,” once trumpeted as a job-creating boon for southern Illinois, is off to a feeble st ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Proposed Illinois legislation would ban powdered alcohol

    SPRINGFIELD – A proposed Illinois law would ban the sale of powdered alcohol before it hits store shelves.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:17 pm
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