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  • More cancer success with drugs that enlist immune system

    CHICAGO – For the first time, a major study shows that a drug targeting the body’s disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most co ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • 'Clean energy' bills take back seat to Illinois budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Measures advertised as promoting “clean energy” in Illinois – including a plan pushed by power-producing giant Exelon Corp. – have stall ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • AP source: Hastert paid to conceal claims of sexual abuse

    CHICAGO – Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a ...
    May 29, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Report: Dennis Hastert payments tied to sexual allegations

    Former Republican House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert was paying a man identified as Individual A so he would keep a secret that Hastert had sexually abus ...
    May 29, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • Ex-U.S. House speaker Dennis Hastert's indictment offers few clues about case

    CHICAGO – A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Timeline of the career of ex-U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert

    CHICAGO – A federal grand jury has accused former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep an unidentif ...
    May 29, 2015 - 9:18 am
  • April jobless rates fall in all Illinois metro areas

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Employment Security says unemployment fell in every metro area in the state in April. It was the 14th consecutive ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Effort to expand Illinois gambling likely pushed into summer

    SPRINGFIELD – An effort to generate much-needed revenue for Chicago and Illinois by opening a city-owned casino and expanding gambling elsewhere could ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:36 am
  • Chicago-area man pleads guilty to air-traffic facility fire

    CHICAGO – A suburban contractor pleaded guilty Thursday to setting a fire at a Chicago-area radar facility in September that forced the cancellation o ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Northern Illinois man's body to be exhumed in 1948 cold case

    OREGON – The former mayor of a northern Illinois city is making a final attempt to crack an unsolved double homicide dating back to 1948.
    May 29, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Former House Speaker Hastert charged with violating bank laws, lying to FBI

    Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, a Republican who served as the U.S. representative from the 14th Congressional District for 20 years, was char ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Bill penalizes for leaving pets in extreme weather

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers have sent Gov. Bruce Rauner legislation that would make leaving pets outside in extreme hot or cold weather punishabl ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • 2 tornadoes touch down in causing minor damage

    ATKINSON – Weather officials say a pair of tornadoes caused minor damage in northern Illinois.The Na ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Judge orders ex-Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell to forfeit horse trophies

    ROCKFORD – A federal judge has ruled that imprisoned former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell can't keep a collection of horse trophies and other perso ...
    May 27, 2015 - 2:50 pm
  • Illinois Senate panel rejects 1 of Gov. Bruce Rauner's top priorities

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate committee has rejected one of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's top pro-business priorities.
    May 27, 2015 - 1:37 pm
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