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  • Judge orders Illinois to add PTSD to medical marijuana list

    CHICAGO – Illinois must add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of diseases eligible for medical marijuana treatment, a Cook County judge order ...
    June 28, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • GOP, Democrats say progress made in Illinois budget talks

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner and majority Democrats were pushing competing plans to ensure schools stay open and government operations continue, though ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • Dire scenarios for Illinois in 2nd year without budget

    SPRINGFIELD – If Illinois enters a second year without a budget this week, cash will stop flowing to local 911 centers, preventive health screenings a ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:15 pm
  • McCaleb: Let state leaders know: Adopt a budget

    We don’t often express our opinion on the front page of the newspaper.Today, we make a rare exceptio ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • Our view: Enough! State leaders must end Illinois' budget impasse

    NOTE TO READERS: Today's editorial was written by the Editorial Board of the State Journal-Register in Springfield and is being published in newspaper ...
    June 28, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • Warren: Clinton can be trusted to fight Donald Trump

    CINCINNATI – Elizabeth Warren offered an impassioned endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Monday, vouching for her as someone who could be trusted to fig ...
    June 27, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • Short-term budget fix for state close

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday that he’s close to a compromise with Democratic lawmakers on a partial-year budget plan with just three da ...
    June 27, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • $2B in Illinois road projects threatened by stalemate

    EDINBURG – As a first-year superintendent in the Edinburg schools, Fred Lamkey got an education he didn’t expect: traveling Route 29, which in various ...
    June 27, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Chicago pride parade pays tribute to Orlando victims

    CHICAGO – Chicago's 47th pride parade has taken place with the same enthusiasm of previous years despite tributes everywhere to victims of the Orlando ...
    June 27, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • Illinois police dog honored with funeral procession

    TROY – A police dog that spent more than six years on the job at a Metro East police department has been honored with a funeral procession after healt ...
    June 27, 2016 - 12:07 am
  • Illinois earns more than double in license plate late fees

    BELLEVILLE (AP) – The Illinois Secretary of State's decision not to send license plate renewal reminders has earned the state more than twice the amou ...
    June 24, 2016 - 8:56 am
  • At least 6 tornado touchdowns confirmed in northern Illinois

    CHICAGO – Illinois officials and residents began assessing damage Thursday after six tornadoes damaged rural communities in the northern part of the s ...
    June 24, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • At least 6 tornado touchdowns confirmed in northern Illinois

    CHICAGO – At least six tornadoes touched down in northern Illinois Wednesday night as powerful storms swept across the upper Midwest, damaging rural c ...
    June 24, 2016 - 12:37 am
  • Ex-Speaker Hastert enters prison – now Inmate No. 47991-424

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert wheeled himself into a federal prison in Minnesota on Wednesday to serve his 15-month sentence in a ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Derrick Rose, former NBA MVP, traded from Chicago Bulls to New York Knicks

    NEW YORK – The New York Knicks acquired Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, hoping the former NBA MVP can be their answer at point guard ...
    June 22, 2016 - 11:59 pm
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