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  • Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday intended to create jobs and help repair and improve Illin ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Lawyers: Factor court decision into pensions case

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Lawyers representing state retiree groups say they aim to use a recent Supreme Court decision on health care benefits as a wa ...
    July 22, 2014 - 4:22 pm
  • Rockford man charged in second killing

    ROCKFORD (AP) — A man accused of killing a high school friend was charged Tuesday in a second northern Illinois killing.
    July 22, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Illinois insurance subsidies in place for now

    CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say Illinois health insurance customers shouldn't feel any immediate effect of a federal appeals court panel's ruling as a co ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:13 pm
  • To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

    CHICAGO — Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea — fighting crim ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:40 pm
  • Arizona man charged with killing half-brother

    PETERSBURG — An Arizona man is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his half-brother in western Illinois.
    July 22, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • AT&T Springfield center closing, ending 188 jobs

    SPRINGFIELD — AT&T Inc. plans to close a call center in Springfield and cut 188 jobs starting next month.
    July 22, 2014 - 12:49 pm
  • Second City's Chicago comedy school to expand

    CHICAGO — The training center for Chicago's famous Second City comedy group is expanding.The Second ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Rauner keeps up push for Illinois term limits

    CHICAGO – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner kept up his drumbeat for Illinois term limits, saying Monday that “voters deserve a voice” o ...
    July 21, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Regional Education Office consolidation not easy

    SPRINGFIELD – With 11 months to go until deadline, Illinois officials are still working out the details of upcoming mergers of Regional Offices of Edu ...
    July 21, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Man gets 17 years for foiled murder-for-hire plot

    WHEATON (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison for his foiled attempt to hire a hit man to kill three of his relatives ...
    July 21, 2014 - 3:48 pm
  • Man gets 65 years prison in dismemberment killing

    EDWARDSVILLE (AP) — One of two men accused of killing a southwestern Illinois woman and dismembering her body has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to ...
    July 21, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • Chicago man dies after police use stun gun

    CHICAGO — Authorities say a 41-year-old man has died after Chicago police used a stun gun while trying to break up a fight.
    July 21, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Chicago mayor holds meeting on city violence

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has met with law enforcement and school officials to talk about the city's violence problem.
    July 21, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Chicago sets up affordable housing task force

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office says a task force has been created in an effort to increase the number of affordable housing units in th ...
    July 21, 2014 - 8:46 am
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