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  • Trump welcomes police union leaders to White House

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump expressed concern about violent crime as he welcomed leaders of a national police union to the White House.
    March 28, 2017 - 10:12 pm
  • Illinois Lottery manager still on job after firing

    CHICAGO – When Illinois lawmakers voted in 2009 to hire a private company to run the state’s $2 billion-a-year lottery, they had high hopes of making ...
    March 28, 2017 - 10:08 pm
  • Campaign donation limits lifted in Illinois governor's race

    CHICAGO – Democratic businessman Chris Kennedy’s roughly $250,000 donation to his own campaign has lifted spending caps in what’s expected to be anoth ...
    March 27, 2017 - 11:25 pm
  • State wire briefs

    Health could affect deposition by Daley in torture suitCHICAGO – An undisclosed medical issue could ...
    March 27, 2017 - 12:58 am
  • Illinois considers legalizing marijuana for a fiscal boost

    SPRINGFIELD – Marijuana advocates are trying to lay the groundwork for Illinois to become the first state in the Midwest and the ninth nationwide to l ...
    March 27, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • Illinois considers legalizing marijuana for a fiscal boost

    SPRINGFIELD – Marijuana advocates are trying to lay the groundwork for Illinois to become the first state in the Midwest and the ninth nationwide to l ...
    March 26, 2017 - 11:11 am
  • La Salle man continues his search for relative

    OTTAWA – After years of work, Naramor Cemetery looks more like a cemetery than cow pasture.Before Jo ...
    March 24, 2017 - 11:44 pm
  • Chicago has biggest population dip as southern states grow

    CHICAGO – The last straw that convinced Chicago native Marissa Marshall it was time to move away was hearing dangerously close gunfire in the rough ne ...
    March 23, 2017 - 11:52 pm
  • Chicago 'Batman' pleads guilty to brokering 77 illegal gun sales

    CHICAGO – A Chicago man has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he brokered 77 illegal gun transactions, sometimes selling weapons that had been st ...
    March 22, 2017 - 8:12 pm
  • Sears has "substantial doubt" about its future

    NEW YORK – Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says that there is "substantial doubt" that it will be able to keep its doors open.
    March 22, 2017 - 9:52 am
  • Illinois budget woes affect Peoria abuse prevention center

    PEORIA – The Peoria County mother first came to the Center for Prevention of Abuse more than a decade ago to get aid for herself and her infant daught ...
    March 21, 2017 - 10:41 pm
  • 124 Illinois prison nurses get layoff notices

    SPRINGFIELD – The 124 union nurses working in Illinois prisons have received layoff notices telling them their jobs are being privatized, according to ...
    March 21, 2017 - 4:51 pm
  • State Sen. Daniel Biss says he's running for Illinois governor

    CHICAGO – State Sen. Daniel Biss said Monday he's running for Illinois governor in 2018, joining a growing field of Democrats hoping to unseat Republi ...
    March 20, 2017 - 11:23 am
  • State wire briefs

    Pipeline connecting Chicago to Detroit now in servicePORTAGE, Mich. – Officials said a fuel pipeline ...
    March 20, 2017 - 12:43 am
  • Illinois voters register objections to parts of budget deal

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate’s “grand bargain” budget compromise has had a rough go, with false starts, misfires, a lukewarm Republican reception ...
    March 20, 2017 - 12:38 am
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