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  • 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
  • ACLU: Chicago police had higher stop-and-frisk rate than NYC

    CHICAGO – Chicago police officers initiated stop, question and frisk encounters at a much higher rate last summer than their New York City counterpart ...
    March 23, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Illinois would sell vehicles not oft-used in House proposal

    SPRINGFIELD – State vehicles that don’t get much use are on the chopping block in a proposal in the Illinois House.
    March 23, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • 3 Pontiac prison officers injured in inmate attack

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois prison officials say three guards were injured at Pontiac Correctional Center by an inmate with a homemade weapon.
    March 23, 2015 - 4:53 pm
  • Trooper hurt in crash involving Gov. Bruce Rauner's motorcade

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner's motorcade was involved in a two-vehicle crash that injured a State Police trooper as snow fell in the Chicago area.
    March 23, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Rauner sends mixed signals on immigration

    CHICAGO – More than two months after taking the reins of one of the nation’s most immigrant-friendly states, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has offered ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Quinn gave film studio $10M to buy land that’s not for sale

    CHICAGO – After Gov. Pat Quinn lost the election in November to Bruce Rauner, the state of Illinois wrote a $10 million check to a movie studio to buy ...
    March 22, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Gov. Rauner, gay rights advocates find common ground

    CHICAGO – Putting election-year hostilities behind them, gay rights advocates said they emerged from a meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner with a pledge th ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Chicago school support worker charged with shooting girl

    CHICAGO – A man is accused of shooting and injuring a 17-year-old girl near a Chicago school where he’s in charge of monitoring the arrival and dismis ...
    March 21, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Reward offered in fatal McLean County shooting of bald eagle

    BLOOMINGTON – Authorities are offering a $1,000 reward for help finding the person who fatally shot a bald eagle.
    March 21, 2015 - 11:00 pm
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