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  • House Democrats reject Rauner's proposed human services cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Democrats who control the Illinois House sent a clear message Wednesday to GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner that they oppose his proposed cuts to h ...
    May 6, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Grand jury takes testimony in probe of former U.S. Rep. Schock

    SPRINGFIELD – A federal grand jury took testimony Wednesday as part of its probe of former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, amid questions about spending that ...
    May 6, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner says Illinois can’t bail out Chicago

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner told Chicago aldermen Wednesday that Illinois can’t “bail out” the nation’s third-largest city, and urged cooperation addr ...
    May 6, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Woman known for trying to sneak on planes jailed in Chicago

    CHICAGO – A woman with a history of trying to sneak onto planes without a ticket has been arrested twice in recent days at both of Chicago's internati ...
    May 6, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Dixon grad, wife 'grateful' after Nepal earthquake

    KATHMANDU – What does one grab as an emergency unfolds? As a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, Ben and Holly Hilty had three prioritie ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • roup says more taxes could pay for programs

    SPRINGFIELD – A child advocacy group wants Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and lawmakers to explore tax increases so cuts to services for children are avoi ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Suit: $10 day care fee unconstitutional

    CHICAGO – A new class-action lawsuit alleges that one of the nation’s largest court systems violates the Illinois Constitution by requiring anyone fil ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • UPS driver saves man who jumped into Rock River

    ROCKFORD – Authorities are praising the heroism of a UPS driver who risked his life to rescue a man who jumped into a river in Illinois.
    May 5, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Business groups, injured employees weigh in on workers' comp

    SPRINGFIELD – Business groups and injured employees weighed in Tuesday as Illinois lawmakers began debating whether to revamp the state’s workers’ com ...
    May 5, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Medical marijuana approved for treating PTSD, osteoarthritis in Ill.

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ new medical marijuana program would cover thousands, perhaps millions, more patients under expansive recommendations that an advis ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Gambling hearings bring expansion talks back into spotlight

    CHICAGO – With a budget deadline to attempt closing a roughly $6 billion shortfall weeks away, top Illinois leaders and lawmakers are putting the spot ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Solitary confinement ceases for juvenile inmates

    SPRINGFIELD – A federal court agreement severely restricting the use of solitary confinement on juvenile offenders in state lockups will ease the debi ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Remains of Marine headed back to Illinois

    WATSEKA – The remains of an eastern Illinois man will be laid to rest this month in his hometown cemetery – more than 70 years after he was killed on ...
    May 3, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Hikers warned to stay on Starved Rock trails to avoid falls

    OGLESBY – Illinois conservation officials are cautioning hikers to stay on marked trails after three people fell in or near Starved Rock State Park an ...
    May 3, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Illinois working to prevent bird flu

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Agriculture is working with businesses, zoos and bird owners to reduce the risk of bird flu.
    May 3, 2015 - 11:29 pm
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