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  • Illinois' Dick Durbin gets a shot at political redemption

    WASHINGTON – For all its fraught politics and geopolitical import, the Iran nuclear agreement offers something very personal for Sen. Dick Durbin of I ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:51 am
  • List limits booze sales for Illinois city’s habitual drunks

    AURORA – The police department in Illinois’ second largest city is going to compile a “habitual drunkard” list to help fight public intoxication.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Painted door panels from Chicago 1893 World’s Fair found

    CHICAGO – Three Japanese sliding doors that were put on display at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago have been discovered in a city par ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • City of Chicago pursues case over painkiller marketing

    CHICAGO – Chicago is continuing its legal battle with five drug makers it accuses of deceptively marketing a class of prescription painkillers that ca ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Airfare deals pop up as airlines wage limited fare wars

    ABOARD AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 1223 – Airline fare wars are making a comeback.Don’t expect widespre ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Seizing assets of ex-Dixon comptroller is balancing act

    DIXON – The U.S. Marshal’s Asset Forfeiture Division is recovering the assets of imprisoned former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell, but officials sai ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • New law helps sex assault survivors

    CHICAGO – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is hailing a new state law that will prevent hospitals from billing survivors of sexual assault for m ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Obama Foundation begins search for Chicago library architect

    CHICAGO – President Barack Obama’s foundation has started the process of choosing an architect to design his presidential library.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Forced out U of I officials land high-paid faculty jobs

    CHAMPAIGN – The resignation of the top administrator at the University of Illinois’ flagship campus is following a familiar script: Step down under pr ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Report: U of I athletes tested positive for drugs 65 times

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – Athletes at the University of Illinois tested positive for banned drugs 65 times during the 2014-2015 school year, more than any othe ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Emanuel: Proposed Lucas museum designs are changing

    CHICAGO – Design plans are being updated for a museum proposed on Chicago's lakefront by movie producer George Lucas, according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Illinois collectors share fascination with farm toys

    EFFINGHAM – Fred Manhart's orange Allis-Chalmers miniature tractor may just be a toy. But it's worth $2,500.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Rauner vetoes bill related to Southern Illinois University

    CARBONDALE – Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation related to student trustees and the school newspaper at Southern Illinois University.
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Rauner, lawmakers focus on smaller projects in budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois legislators and Gov. Bruce Rauner bickered over potholes, airplanes and other smaller-ticket items Tuesday as officials prepare ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • BP refinery back online; gas prices expected to fall

    WHITING, Ind. (AP) — BP says it has restarted a portion of a large Indiana oil refinery whose unplanned shutdown for repairs caused gasoline prices in ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:40 pm
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