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  • United Airlines investing $30M in biofuels producer

    United Airlines said it is investing $30 million in a biofuels company to reduce its vulnerability to oil-price shocks and limits on carbon emissions ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Review board recommends firing of Chicago officer

    CHICAGO – For the first time in the nearly eight years since it was formed, the Chicago agency that investigates police misconduct has recommended tha ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Democrats propose 1-month state budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner appeared ready Tuesday to reject a Democratic proposal aimed at keeping state services functioning ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner moves to avoid state government shutdown

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ Republican governor and the state’s largest employee union moved Monday to avoid a partial government shutdown, with the union ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Chicago’s archbishop calls for compassion

    CHICAGO – Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago is calling on Roman Catholics to be compassionate toward gay people following the U.S. Supreme Court’s de ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Amtrak plans major makeover for Chicago's Union Station

    CHICAGO – The public hasn't seen them for decades, but Chicago's Union Station has large rooms with 33-foot-high ceilings that were once filled with r ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Unrelenting rain leads to more flooding in Midwest

    ST. LOUIS – A wet June turned worse after strong weekend storms drenched the Midwest, adding to concern that already-serious flooding won’t go away an ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Court ruling makes Chicago Pride parade 'a true celebration'

    CHICAGO – People filling streets and sidewalks for Chicago's annual gay pride parade said Sunday's event was particularly meaningful – and an even big ...
    June 28, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Former employee sets fire to Chicago business; 1 hurt

    CHICAGO – A former employee returned to a food-delivery business where he once worked and set it on fire, badly injuring one of its staff members.
    June 27, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Illinois could allow dogs to comfort courtroom witnesses

    GURNEE – Illinois could soon become one of the few states with a law governing the use of specially trained dogs in courtrooms to comfort child victim ...
    June 27, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Illinois watches water rise, braces for more rain

    MEREDOSIA – Clear weather Saturday gave Illinois a chance to start drying out, but the effects of a week of consistent rain were still being felt and ...
    June 27, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Illinois mom accused of killing daughter gets support

    ROLLING MEADOWS – A Schaumburg woman charged with killing her daughter in a botched murder-suicide attempt has received an outpouring of sympathy, acc ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Marriage ruling means Illinois couples recognized elsewhere

    CHICAGO – For Illinois residents, the most immediate impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide is that same-sex c ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds indicted on tax charges

    CHICAGO – A former U.S. congressman from Illinois who has been in legal trouble before is in legal trouble again — this time for allegedly not filing ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Gov. Rauner vetoes budget; some services could stop

    SPRINGFIELD – State money for services from child care to road construction could stop in Illinois starting next week after Republican Gov. Bruce Raun ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:20 pm
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