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  • Chicago has biggest population dip as southern states grow

    CHICAGO – The last straw that convinced Chicago native Marissa Marshall it was time to move away was hearing dangerously close gunfire in the rough ne ...
    March 23, 2017 - 11:52 pm
  • Chicago 'Batman' pleads guilty to brokering 77 illegal gun sales

    CHICAGO – A Chicago man has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he brokered 77 illegal gun transactions, sometimes selling weapons that had been st ...
    March 22, 2017 - 8:12 pm
  • Sears has "substantial doubt" about its future

    NEW YORK – Sears, once the monolith of American retail, says that there is "substantial doubt" that it will be able to keep its doors open.
    March 22, 2017 - 9:52 am
  • Illinois budget woes affect Peoria abuse prevention center

    PEORIA – The Peoria County mother first came to the Center for Prevention of Abuse more than a decade ago to get aid for herself and her infant daught ...
    March 21, 2017 - 10:41 pm
  • 124 Illinois prison nurses get layoff notices

    SPRINGFIELD – The 124 union nurses working in Illinois prisons have received layoff notices telling them their jobs are being privatized, according to ...
    March 21, 2017 - 4:51 pm
  • State Sen. Daniel Biss says he's running for Illinois governor

    CHICAGO – State Sen. Daniel Biss said Monday he's running for Illinois governor in 2018, joining a growing field of Democrats hoping to unseat Republi ...
    March 20, 2017 - 11:23 am
  • State wire briefs

    Pipeline connecting Chicago to Detroit now in servicePORTAGE, Mich. – Officials said a fuel pipeline ...
    March 20, 2017 - 12:43 am
  • Illinois voters register objections to parts of budget deal

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate’s “grand bargain” budget compromise has had a rough go, with false starts, misfires, a lukewarm Republican reception ...
    March 20, 2017 - 12:38 am
  • Republicans join Democrats against Trump's Great Lakes cuts

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – It sounds like an idea that would warm a conservative Republican’s heart: Kill funding of a regional environmental cleanup that ...
    March 17, 2017 - 11:32 pm
  • Illinois could lose $40 billion in federal Medicaid support

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois could face nearly $40 billion in lost federal Medicaid support over 10 years under a health care overhaul proposed last week by ...
    March 17, 2017 - 12:16 am
  • Illinois House panel seeks school funding reform proposal

    SPRINGFIELD – The latest group of Illinois lawmakers to tackle the way the state finances public schools hopes to propose a new funding model and appr ...
    March 14, 2017 - 11:02 pm
  • U.S. attorney in Chicago resigns, laments persistent violence

    CHICAGO – The U.S. attorney in Chicago who oversaw the hush-money case of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and who helped focus federal scruti ...
    March 14, 2017 - 12:02 am
  • Some McHenry County law enforcement agency heads unsure on Trump's order on immigration

    President Donald Trump's administration has urged local law enforcement agencies to help the federal government strongly enforce immigration laws, but ...
    March 13, 2017 - 1:27 pm
  • Illinois considers applying sales taxes to more services

    SPRINGFIELD – If you get your nails done at a salon or have your lawn mulched next spring, the service could be taxed under a plan Illinois lawmakers ...
    March 13, 2017 - 12:03 am
  • State wire briefs

    U of Illinois faculty petitions against hate speechURBANA – Several University of Illinois academic ...
    March 13, 2017 - 12:02 am
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