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  • Court: Iowa casino doesn't have to pay $41M jackpot error

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – When an 87-year-old Illinois grandmother bet a quarter in an Iowa slot machine in 2011, she thought she'd hit it big. The screen sai ...
    April 24, 2015 - 8:29 pm
  • Bill would allow Illinois students to opt out of state tests

    SPRINGFIELD – As new standardized tests tied to the Common Core standards spark debate around the country, the Illinois Legislature is considering a b ...
    April 24, 2015 - 8:15 pm
  • Illinois budget cuts include $106 million less for Medicaid

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois nursing homes are at a loss for how they will deal with a roughly $65 million cut in state Medicaid funding made by Gov. Bruce ...
    April 25, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Biden addresses sex assault prevention at U of I

    URBANA – Vice President Joe Biden brought the White House campaign to reduce college sexual assaults to the University of Illinois on Thursday, urging ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Catholics celebrate life of Cardinal George

    CHICAGO – Cardinal Francis George was remembered Thursday as a man of deep faith, intellect and compassion as Catholics said their final goodbyes to t ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • State lawmakers fast-track OKs for Obama, Lucas museums

    SPRINGFIELD – With fast-track votes, Illinois lawmakers pushed through legislation Thursday to ensure that Chicago can use public park land as a poten ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Services for homeless, rape victims cuts disclosed by Rauner

    SPRINGFIELD – Services for domestic violence victims, homeless young people and rape victims are among those facing cuts as Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:27 pm
  • Judge sentences ex-lawmaker Derrick Smith, says politicians 'don't get it'

    CHICAGO – A federal judge sentenced a former state lawmaker on Thursday to five months in prison for pocketing a $7,000 bribe, chiding Illinois' polit ...
    April 23, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • Caterpillar trumps Wall Street 1Q expectations, raises forecast

    Caterpillar's earnings soared more than 20 percent in the first quarter, even though revenue slipped, and the construction and mining equipment maker ...
    April 23, 2015 - 8:57 am
  • Committee passes bill to privatize state economic agency

    SPRINGFIELD – A House committee has approved a measure that would privatize the state’s economic development agency and turn the Abraham Lincoln Libra ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Senate OKs restoring $26M in grant cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate has overwhelmingly approved restoring $26 million in social service and public health grants that Gov. Bruce Rauner ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Rauner: Stop ‘fair share’ fees for nonunion teachers

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday he wants to banish a requirement that nonunion public school teachers pay union fees – the Rep ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Lincoln attendance record broken

    SPRINGFIELD – The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum set a one-day attendance record with free admission on its 10th anniversary.
    April 21, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Officials to talk roads in state tour

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois transportation officials are making stops in multiple communities in coming weeks to talk about the condition of the state’s ro ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:02 pm
  • Trader charged for alleged key role in ‘flash crash’

    CHICAGO – A multimillionaire futures trader accused of being a key figure in bringing on the 2010 “flash crash” – when the Dow Jones Industrial Averag ...
    April 21, 2015 - 10:02 pm
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