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  • Chicago rooftop owner charged with trying to defraud Cubs

    CHICAGO – The Cubs for years complained that rooftop businesses with views into Wrigley Field sucked away cash that could, in a modest way, help the t ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Illinois bill would bar public funds for graduation speakers

    SPRINGFIELD – A proposal in the Illinois House would bar public universities from paying commencement speakers with public funds.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Federal prosecutors: Cousins from Aurora planned terrorist attack

    CHICAGO – An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring “the flames of war to the heart” of America if he was unable to get to the Middle Eas ...
    March 28, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs compromise plan to fix $1.6 billion budget hole

    SPRINGFIELD – In an early major test of Illinois’ newly divided government, the Senate passed a compromise plan Thursday to plug a $1.6 billion hole i ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison for halfway house

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left an Alabama federal prison Thursday bound for a halfway house, where he begins his transition back in ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia face off in debate

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s challenger blasted the former White House chief of staff Thursday, accusing him of neglecting the city’s neighb ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Expert: Recent tornadoes have struck out of season

    CHAMPAIGN – An Illinois weather expert said the phrase “tornado season” has lost some of its meaning during the past three years.
    March 26, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Schock says he leaves with sadness, humility

    WASHINGTON – Embattled Rep. Aaron Schock said Thursday he is leaving Congress with sadness and humility and vowed to work “tirelessly” to make amends ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Peoria officials express concerns about trucks

    PEORIA – Unsightly food trucks are a concern for officials in the central Illinois city of Peoria.Th ...
    March 26, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Belleville looks to eliminate township government

    BELLEVILLE – Joy Schreiber is the rare elected official who hopes voters get a chance to kick her out of office.
    March 25, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Senate on spot to back measure plugging gap

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Senate leaders are on the spot to find enough votes for a proposed deal to close a $1.6 billion gap in this year’s budget and s ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Paul McCartney, Metallica to headline Chicago's Lollapalooza 2015

    CHICAGO – Paul McCartney, Metallica and Sam Smith will be among 130 acts at this year's Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.
    March 25, 2015 - 9:21 am
  • Man accused of stabbing wife in hospital bathroom

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE – A man accused of stabbing his wife to death with a screwdriver inside a locked bathroom at a northern Illinois hospital has been c ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Illinois moves to plug hole in this year’s state budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers moved Monday to plug a gaping $1.6 billion hole in this year’s state budget after weeks of tense negotiations between ...
    March 24, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • 3 state workers seek to join Rauner suit over union dues

    CHICAGO – Three Illinois state employees on Monday sought to join Gov. Bruce Rauner’s lawsuit against labor unions, a legal maneuver aimed at trying t ...
    March 23, 2015 - 10:56 pm
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