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  • Chicago rooftop owner charged with trying to defraud Cubs

    CHICAGO – The Cubs for years complained that rooftop businesses with views into Wrigley Field sucked away cash that could, in a modest way, help the t ...
    NEW: March 27, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Illinois bill would bar public funds for graduation speakers

    SPRINGFIELD – A proposal in the Illinois House would bar public universities from paying commencement speakers with public funds.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Federal prosecutors: Cousins from Aurora planned terrorist attack

    CHICAGO – An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring “the flames of war to the heart” of America if he was unable to get to the Middle Eas ...
    UPDATED: March 28, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs compromise plan to fix $1.6 billion budget hole

    SPRINGFIELD – In an early major test of Illinois’ newly divided government, the Senate passed a compromise plan Thursday to plug a $1.6 billion hole i ...
    UPDATED: March 27, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison for halfway house

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left an Alabama federal prison Thursday bound for a halfway house, where he begins his transition back in ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia face off in debate

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s challenger blasted the former White House chief of staff Thursday, accusing him of neglecting the city’s neighb ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Expert: Recent tornadoes have struck out of season

    CHAMPAIGN – An Illinois weather expert said the phrase “tornado season” has lost some of its meaning during the past three years.
    March 26, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Schock says he leaves with sadness, humility

    WASHINGTON – Embattled Rep. Aaron Schock said Thursday he is leaving Congress with sadness and humility and vowed to work “tirelessly” to make amends ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Peoria officials express concerns about trucks

    PEORIA – Unsightly food trucks are a concern for officials in the central Illinois city of Peoria.Th ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Belleville looks to eliminate township government

    BELLEVILLE – Joy Schreiber is the rare elected official who hopes voters get a chance to kick her out of office.
    March 25, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Senate on spot to back measure plugging gap

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Senate leaders are on the spot to find enough votes for a proposed deal to close a $1.6 billion gap in this year’s budget and s ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Paul McCartney, Metallica to headline Chicago's Lollapalooza 2015

    CHICAGO – Paul McCartney, Metallica and Sam Smith will be among 130 acts at this year's Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.
    March 25, 2015 - 9:22 am
  • Man accused of stabbing wife in hospital bathroom

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE – A man accused of stabbing his wife to death with a screwdriver inside a locked bathroom at a northern Illinois hospital has been c ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Illinois moves to plug hole in this year’s state budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers moved Monday to plug a gaping $1.6 billion hole in this year’s state budget after weeks of tense negotiations between ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • 3 state workers seek to join Rauner suit over union dues

    CHICAGO – Three Illinois state employees on Monday sought to join Gov. Bruce Rauner’s lawsuit against labor unions, a legal maneuver aimed at trying t ...
    March 23, 2015 - 10:56 pm
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