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  • Rauner OKs 5 clemency requests, rejects 153

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner has granted clemency petitions to five people and denied 153 other requests.
    July 2, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Troy man not guilty by reason of insanity in church shooting

    EDWARDSVILLE – A southwestern Illinois man who's remained in state psychiatric hospitals since shortly after he was charged in a pastor's 2009 shootin ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Chicago teachers protest planned cuts

    CHICAGO – Dozens of Chicago Teachers Union members and supporters picketed outside City Hall to protest $200 million in planned Chicago Public Schools ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • U of Illinois freezes hiring over budget

    CHAMPAIGN – University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen on Thursday froze hiring in the school’s administration until the state’s budget situatio ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Indiana law spurs ‘fireworks tourism’ from Illinoisans

    HAMMOND, Ind. – Indiana’s more lenient fireworks regulations can mean a Fourth of July boon in business for Lake County, which borders Illinois, accor ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:36 pm
  • Without a Illinois state budget, providers prepare, officials go to court

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ government weathered its second day without a state budget Thursday, and while legislative chambers were silent, service provi ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • 10,000 toilet paper rolls stolen from Illinois charity

    SPRINGFIELD – Police in Springfield are investigating after someone stole 10,000 rolls of toilet paper from a central Illinois food pantry.
    July 1, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Rockford police to start using stun guns again after 6 years

    ROCKFORD – The Rockford Police Department says that electronic stun guns are returning after a six-year absence.
    July 1, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Illinois congregation donates church to college

    WEST FRANKFORT – Members of a dwindling congregation in southern Illinois have donated their church to a small area college.
    July 1, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Rauner budget chief: Dems' spending plan 'unconstitutional'

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget director says a one-month spending plan proposed by Democrats is "unconstitutional" because it wou ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • State medical marijuana patients now at 2,600

    CHICAGO – With the number of Illinois medical marijuana patients inching slowly upward to 2,600 on Wednesday, the state’s licensed growers are fine-tu ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Mayor: Chicago school cuts to include layoffs, less maintenance

    CHICAGO – Chicago school and city officials detailed $200 million in cuts – including layoffs, scaled-back maintenance and reduced transportation – to ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Illinois House defeats 1-month budget, battle continues

    SPRINGFIELD – A spending plan allowing Illinois to limp through the month while a long-term budget battle rages failed in the House Wednesday and hope ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Ex-Illinois women's basketball players sue school, coach

    URBANA – Seven former University of Illinois women's basketball players have sued the university, accusing coach Matt Bollant and a former assistant o ...
    July 1, 2015 - 1:20 pm
  • Democrats push 1-month budget; Gov. Bruce Rauner, GOP likely to oppose

    SPRINGFIELD – Democrats pushed Wednesday for a one-month spending plan they said would allow critical services to continue as Illinois enters a new fi ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:58 am
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