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  • Illinois Democrats weighing higher taxes for the wealthy

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Democrats delayed a measure to tax millionaires at higher rates if voters approved the plan in November.
    May 3, 2016 - 10:54 pm
  • Chicago Public Schools: Students can access bathrooms by 'gender identity'

    CHICAGO – The nation's third-largest school district has outlined new rules allowing students access to bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to ...
    May 3, 2016 - 12:19 pm
  • Illinois House likely to vote today on graduated income tax

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Democrats who want the state to tax millionaires at higher rates plan to take up a measure that would ultimately let vote ...
    May 3, 2016 - 6:55 am
  • Study: 7 of 10 most profitable U.S. hospitals are nonprofits

    CHICAGO – Seven of the 10 most profitable U.S. hospitals are nonprofits, according to new research, including one in Urbana, Illinois, where hospital ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • For some, Chicago State flawed but final shot at degree

    CHICAGO – Most of the more than 4,000 students at Chicago State University on the city's south side are black, have low incomes and, like their school ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • Champaign police officer waives jury in sex assault case

    CHAMPAIGN – A Champaign police officer charged with sex crimes involving three women in two counties has waived his right to a jury trial in one of th ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • Joliet man charged with arson in fire that leveled RoomPlace warehouse

    A Joliet man has been charged with setting the fire that destroyed the RoomPlace furniture warehouse April 21 in Woodridge.
    April 30, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • Board to review 15 conditions for Illinois medical marijuana

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois patients who want to use medical marijuana legally will try again to expand the program to include chronic pain, diabetes, migr ...
    April 29, 2016 - 9:30 pm
  • Lawmaker calls for Illinois to revoke Hastert's pension

    CHICAGO – An Illinois state senator is urging the state to strip Dennis Hastert of the taxpayer-funded pension he receives from when he was state legi ...
    April 29, 2016 - 9:31 pm
  • Ill. weighs aid for students in U.S. illegally

    SPRINGFIELD – Laura Vivaldo considers herself fortunate among her Illinois college classmates who are in the U.S. illegally and struggle to pay tuitio ...
    April 29, 2016 - 9:30 pm
  • Chicago cop was shot when fleeing suspect tossed gun

    CHICAGO – Prosecutors said a man charged with shooting a Chicago police officer was attempting to toss away a gun when it discharged and wounded the o ...
    April 29, 2016 - 9:29 pm
  • 5 baby bison born at Illinois grassland preserve

    WILMINGTON – For the first time, a national grassland preserve in northeastern Illinois has added to its bison herd through newborns – and not just on ...
    April 29, 2016 - 9:30 pm
  • Reputed 'El Chapo' associate pleads guilty in Chicago court

    CHICAGO – A reputed associate of Mexican cartel leader Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has pleaded guilty to helping move more than $1.5 million in drug mon ...
    April 28, 2016 - 10:23 pm
  • Some fear chaos after state home care ruling

    SPRINGFIELD – Gaileen Roberts’ daughter Jody has cerebral palsy, is quadriplegic and developmentally delayed. But she can live at home because her mot ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • Former speaker Hastert sentenced to more than year in prison

    CHICAGO – Dennis Hastert, the Republican who for eight years presided over the House and was second in the line of succession to the presidency, was s ...
    April 27, 2016 - 11:32 pm
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