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  • 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 ...
    UPDATED: 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
  • Autopsy: Boy died of head, neck injuries

    CHICAGO – An autopsy has found that a boy mauled by a dog on Chicago’s South Side died of multiple sharp and blunt force injuries to his head and neck ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • New survey suggests nursing shortage looming in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – A new survey conducted by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation suggests the state may soon face a shortage o ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Filing: Prep sports body exaggerating suit’s impact

    CHICAGO – A new plaintiff’s filing in a class-action head injury lawsuit against the governing body of Illinois prep sports has asked a judge to let t ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • 2 horses in Ill. diagnosed with equine herpes virus

    WARRENVILLE – Horses shows have been called off in Illinois to stop the spread of infection after agriculture officials said two horses from a northea ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • New tests to reveal beach water quality

    CHICAGO – Chicago officials say they’ll now know within hours whether water is safe for swimming at several city beaches.
    May 26, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Democrats show priorities as they advance 2016 budget plan

    SPRINGFIELD – A plan Illinois Democrats are proposing as an alternative to the steep cuts sought by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner would keep budget lev ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:09 pm
  • Houlihan’s apologizes after turning away veteran over service dog in Algonquin

    ALGONQUIN – An apology has been issued by Houlihan’s Restaurants Inc. after a military veteran with a service dog was treated in what company official ...
    May 26, 2015 - 8:19 am
  • 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 ...
    May 25, 2015 - 10:05 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
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