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  • Kirk, Duckworth participate in first televised Senate debate

    SPRINGFIELD – In a debate packed with testy exchanges, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk ribbed Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s family history of ...
    Oct. 28, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Opponents emerge against Illinois road fund ballot question

    CHICAGO – The first question on Illinois’ ballots in the next month’s election isn’t for president or senator, but a constitutional amendment aimed at ...
    Oct. 27, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Illinois has most registered voters since 1970

    CHICAGO – The number of registered active voters in Illinois ahead of next month’s election is at its highest since 1970, even edging past the number ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Illinois comptroller candidates face off in televised debate

    CHICAGO – The major-party candidates running for Illinois comptroller faced off Tuesday in their only televised debate on the issues of campaign donat ...
    Oct. 26, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • For some low-income workers, retirement is only a dream

    CHICAGO – It was a striking image. A photo of an 89-year-old man hunched over, struggling to push his cart with frozen treats.
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 10:40 pm
  • Overjoyed Chicago Cubs fans turn attention to World Series

    CHICAGO – With a mix of euphoria, relief and disbelief, long-suffering Cubs fans are shaking off superstitions and setting their sights on the team’s ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Illinois agency: YouTube glitch behind training video porn

    SPRINGFIELD – At the end of a brief online video promoting an Illinois agency’s training summit, the picture faded to black and, several seconds later ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • Rauner creates council he says will cut state bureaucracy

    OAK BROOK – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday that he is creating a new council that will review state agency rules and regulations in an attempt to reduc ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman to retire next year

    NEW YORK – Caterpillar said Monday that CEO and Chairman Doug Oberhelman will retire from the company next year and will be replaced as CEO by Jim Ump ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Ex-Illinois youth prison to reopen as 'life skills' facility

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday ordered a former youth prison to be reopened as a center designed to reduce recidivism in his ongoing effort ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Rauner condemns sexual assault, but stays mum on Trump

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner condemned sexual assault "in the strongest possible way" on Thursday in light of several women's allegations that Dona ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Email: Clinton campaign tried to move back Illinois primary

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton's campaign tried to move the Illinois presidential primary to a later date, saying a contest held after the Super Tuesday ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Officials, parents worry Chicago schools deal won't stick

    CHICAGO – Teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district pulled back from a threatened strike after a tentative last-minute contract agreement ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Rockford considers creation of public housing police unit

    ROCKFORD – The city of Rockford is considering creating a specialized police unit to patrol its public housing properties in an effort to combat crime ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • Chicago teachers, district reach tentative deal; no strike

    CHICAGO – Chicago teachers and the nation's third-largest school district struck a tentative deal on a new contract late Monday, averting what would h ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 12:50 am
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