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  • Standoff between Rauner, Democrats remains

    CHICAGO – A standoff between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the Illinois Legislature is threatening to derail action on a long ...
    NEW: May 25, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Canoeist drowns trying to save cat in Loon Lake

    ANTIOCH – Police say a man drowned in a northern Illinois lake while trying to save a cat.Lake Count ...
    May 25, 2015 - 8:10 am
  • Tactics fueling legislative gridlock

    SPRINGFIELD – An already challenging legislative session has grown even trickier as Democrats and Republicans have begun targeting lawmakers with camp ...
    May 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Medical pot businesses face illegal competition

    CHICAGO – When retailers open state-approved medical marijuana shops in Illinois later this year, they will face a distinct disadvantage in luring pro ...
    May 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Law fails to stop Illinois schools from fattening pensions

    CHICAGO – A 2005 state law has failed to discourage many Illinois school districts from using large pay raises to fatten the pensions of retiring educ ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • 4-year-old girl shot in head outside Chicago prom party

    CHICAGO – A 4-year-old girl was shot in the head outside a home in Chicago where relatives were attending a high school prom party.
    May 23, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Medical pot businesses to battle black market for customers

    CHICAGO – When retailers open state-approved medical marijuana shops in Illinois later this year, they will face a distinct disadvantage in luring pro ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • State report says Illinois college chiefs enjoy lavish perks

    SPRINGFIELD – A report from Illinois lawmakers has found that state university and community college presidents have enjoyed lavish perks, some worth ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Democrats giving no hint of compromise with Rauner on budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Majority Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly gave no hint Friday that they are ready to budge from opposition to Gov. Bruce Raune ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Drew Peterson granted trial delay in murder-for-hire case

    CHESTER – A southern Illinois judge has granted Drew Peterson's request to delay his trial on charges that former suburban Chicago police sergeant plo ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Illinois unemployment holds steady in April at 6 percent

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ unemployment rate remained at 6 percent in April, as the state’s slow economic recovery continued to trail those of neighboring st ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Fired employees seek back pay

    SPRINGFIELD – Three ex-state employees who claim former Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them 10 months ago in retaliation for providing damaging eviden ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Mother’s Day Lottery ticket earns Mom $4 million

    DES PLAINES – A winning Illinois Lottery ticket made Mother’s Day a lot greener than Priti Shah expected.
    May 21, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • plans new residencies

    ROCKFORD – The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford has announced plans to add five residency programs for doctors.
    May 21, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Illinois Democrats working on budget without GOP governor

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats in a standoff with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner said Thursday they’re working to pass a new state budget independentl ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:11 pm
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