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  • Springfield’s historic sites see decline in visitors

    SPRINGFIELD – Most of the historic sites in the Springfield area have seen a decline in attendance despite last year’s increase in tourism statewide.
    July 30, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Ex-U.S. Rep. scrambles to meet bond conditions

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds, facing federal tax charges, scrambled Thursday to find a place to stay to meet bond conditions after prosecut ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Former Rep. Schock, prosecutors find resolution on contempt accusations

    SPRINGFIELD – Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock and his attorneys have reached a temporary resolution with federal prosecutors on civil contempt accusatio ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • New law gives veterans preference in private hiring

    DeKALB – Illinois veterans could get a boost with their job search now that private sector employers can legally give them preference when hiring.
    July 30, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Rauner vetoes strike, lockout ban as union OKs extension

    CHAMPAIGN – Even as Illinois and the union that represents most of its employees agreed to a short-term deal Wednesday to keep workers on the job thro ...
    July 29, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Court: Drug-sniffing dog fails the smell test

    CHICAGO – Lex, the police dog from central Illinois is far from top dog in drug-sniffing skills.That ...
    July 29, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Gov. halts payment of video gambling profits

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Illinois municipalities that host video gambling in bars and restaurants won’t get their cut of profits from the machines until th ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Rauner praises vote to block pay increase

    SPRINGFIELD – Members of the Illinois House voted Tuesday to block a pay raise for themselves and senators that has become a flashpoint in the state’s ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:35 pm
  • Mumps outbreak centered at U of Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – More than two-thirds of the state's 73 known cases of mumps are in Champaign County, according to the Illinois Department of Public H ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • State retirees contacted about working if strike

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has been contacting retired state employees to determine if they're willing to come back on ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • More residents feel pain as budget impasse drags on

    CHICAGO – As she drops off her 4-year-old son at a Chicago daycare to head for a job she loves, Stacy Rutledge wonders how she’ll keep doing it once s ...
    July 28, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Opening statements made in late officer’s trial

    CHICAGO – A prosecutor said a man being tried for allegedly killing a Chicago police officer in 2010 hated police and surprised the officer as he chan ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:04 pm
  • Budget impasse may mean no free ACT tests

    SPRINGFIELD – Nervousness about college entrance tests is acute enough as it is, but questions about whether the state can pay for those exams amid Il ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Police in Round Lake ask leaders to buy cameras

    ROUND LAKE – Members of the Village Board in the Chicago suburb of Round Lake are considering a request from the police department to buy 15 body came ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Data show drop in Illinois prisoners but still overcrowded

    SPRINGFIELD – New state data show that the number of people incarcerated in Illinois prisons has fallen in recent years but the state’s facilities rem ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:34 pm
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