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  • Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to auction state offices in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner unveiled plans Tuesday to auction off the architecturally distinct James R. Thompson Center, which could lead to the razin ...
    NEW: Oct. 13, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • Records: Illini athletics part of $1.5M program

    CHAMPAIGN – An open records request has found that 57 University of Illinois athletics employees, including coaches, administrators and wives, are par ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Actor Dick Van Dyke steps in to save his childhood home

    DANVILLE – Actor Dick Van Dyke is taking steps to save his childhood home in central Illinois, which was slated for demolition.
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Judge: Class-action status allowed in deaf inmates' lawsuit

    CHICAGO – Attorneys who brought a 2011 complaint alleging the Illinois Department of Corrections violated the constitutional rights of deaf inmates sa ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Running couple says ‘I do’ at Chicago Marathon

    CHICAGO – One couple ran away to get married ... at the Chicago Marathon.Stephanie Reinhart said she ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Illinois delegate candidates for 2016 emerge

    SPRINGFIELD – Nominating conventions for the 2016 presidential race are nearly a year away, but names of potential Illinois delegates to both the Repu ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • FOIA issue – emails on private devices – goes back to court

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois law says government officials' emails about taxpayer business are public records for all to see. But what if they're sent from ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 1:07 am
  • Emails on private devices, FOIA issue goes back to court

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois law states government officials’ emails about taxpayer business are public records for all to see. But what if they’re sent fro ...
    Oct. 12, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Falling enrollment closing Illinois, Wisconsin scout camps

    WOODSTOCK – A Cub Scout camp in northern Illinois and two boy scout camps in Wisconsin are expected to close because of declining attendance and finan ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Chicago suburbs concerned deaths linked to tainted heroin

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Authorities in suburban Chicago are concerned that an increase in deaths from suspected heroin overdoses may involve tainted batch ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Ex-cemetery worker receives probation for body desecration

    CHICAGO – A former suburban Chicago cemetery worker has received probation for desecrating bodies and removing skeletal remains to sell graves to cust ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Illinois budget fight stalls payouts to wrongfully convicted

    CHICAGO – A stalemate over the Illinois budget has tied up payments to compensate people who were wrongfully incarcerated, according to a published re ...
    Oct. 10, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Monsanto posts 4Q loss, to eliminate 2,600 jobs to cut costs

    WASHINGTON – Monsanto Co. says it will eliminate 2,600 jobs as part of a cost-saving plan designed to deal with falling sales of its biotech seeds and ...
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 9:11 am
  • Illinois corn, soybean harvests at the halfway mark

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Agriculture says that both the corn and soybean harvests are about 50 percent complete.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 8:43 am
  • Pumpkin availability to decline after Halloween

    NEOGA – There should be enough pumpkins for Halloween this year, but that might not be the case for the canned pumpkin used in pies come Thanksgiving, ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Reader Poll

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