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  • Chicago transit agency blamed for airport train derailment

    CHICAGO – Chicago's transit agency shares in the blame for an accident last year in which a driver fell asleep and crashed a commuter train into a pla ...
    NEW: April 28, 2015 - 1:12 pm
  • WIU football player to be bone marrow donor

    MACOMB – A Western Illinois University linebacker soon will give an infant suffering from a rare immune disorder a precious gift in the game of life – ...
    April 27, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Report: Internships given based on clout at state agency

    SPRINGFIELD – An independent review of the Illinois state treasurer’s office released Monday found problems with internship hiring that favored those ...
    April 27, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Budget cuts to affect students, health center

    SPRINGFIELD – A bipartisan deal to cut $300 million in spending in Illinois is set to affect college students, as well as Chicago residents with sickl ...
    April 27, 2015 - 10:43 pm
  • Madigan continues push for campus sex assault protection

    EDWARDSVILLE – Victims of campus sex assaults in Illinois would have confidential university advisers to help guide them through the legal and medical ...
    April 27, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Dog left for days inside animal control van

    CHICAGO – Authorities say a dog was forgotten and left for several days inside a Chicago Animal Care and Control van.
    April 26, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • State lawmakers consider ban on crib bumper pads

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers are again considering a ban on crib bumper pads along with a proposal to set state safety standards for the product.
    April 26, 2015 - 9:45 pm
  • New Illinois schools chief says funding fix could take years

    SPRINGFIELD – The state’s new superintendent of schools believes the formula to distribute state aid to Illinois schools is flawed. But, unlike lawmak ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Armenian-American judge marks WWI-era killings

    CHICAGO – A federal judge in Chicago has marked the centennial of the start of the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks.
    April 25, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Meetings to talk transportation priorities start next week

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois transportation officials have announced the first stops on a statewide tour to discuss priorities for road, transit and other p ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Illinois air museum plans to close over finances

    RANTOUL – An eastern Illinois museum that catalogues the history of a long-closed Air Force base and houses dozens of planes plans to close at the end ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Fatal Metropolis police shooting deemed justified

    METROPOLIS – A Metropolis police officer will not face criminal charges in a suspect’s death after a southern Illinois prosecutor deemed the shooting ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • 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
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