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  • School seminar near Chicago sparks civil rights, race debate

    WINNETKA – When a largely white public school nestled in Chicago’s wealthiest suburbs planned a daylong civil rights seminar, it drafted two National ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • Best tactic for some governors is to avoid mention of Trump

    WASHINGTON – These should be heady times for the GOP as the nation’s governors prepare to gather for their winter meeting in Washington, D.C. Republic ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 12:14 am
  • Principals to bar immigration agents from Chicago schools

    CHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools has instructed its principals not to let federal immigration agents inside district buildings without a criminal warr ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 2:21 pm
  • State wire briefs

    GOP rips Illinois comptroller for buying used $32K SUVCHICAGO – Illinois Republicans criticized Demo ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 12:04 am
  • State Police commander willing to beat the streets

    COLLINSVILLE – Timothy Tyler knew it wasn’t time to sit around the office.When a surprise freezing r ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 11:53 pm
  • Michel, GOP leader skilled at deal-making, dies at age 93

    WASHINGTON – Bob Michel, an affable Illinois congressman who served as leader of the Republican House minority for 14 years and was skilled at seeking ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 11:51 pm
  • Illinois attorney general to appeal denial of request to halt worker pay

    BELLEVILLE – A judge on Thursday denied a request by the Illinois attorney general to stop paying state workers unless lawmakers resolve an ongoing bu ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 1:06 am
  • State wire briefs

    Exelon rivals sue to block billions in subsidiesCHICAGO – Competitors of Chicago-based Exelon Corp. ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:41 am
  • Illinois governor offers tax-hike guidance to end stalemate

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner gave more specifics Wednesday on what tax hikes he’d accept to end Illinois’ nearly two-year budget stalema ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:10 am
  • Illinois lawmakers propose biotechnology tax credits

    DECATUR – Two Illinois lawmakers have proposed a plan to offer tax credits to biotechnology businesses in hopes of boosting agricultural jobs in centr ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:31 pm
  • Pardoned Chicago man says he felt abandoned by Pence

    CHICAGO – A Chicago man who spent more than eight years in prison for a wrongful conviction said Friday he’s angry that his name wasn’t cleared by Vic ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 11:35 pm
  • 20 debut vehicles you'll see at the Chicago Auto Show

    Check out 20 of these debut vehicles that you can find at the Chicago Auto Show ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 2:45 pm
  • Lawmakers aim to make Obama's birthday a holiday in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Democratic lawmakers from Chicago have proposed legislation to make former President Barack Obama’s birthday a state holiday.
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 12:00 am
  • Lawmakers aim to make Obama's birthday a holiday in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Democratic lawmakers from Chicago have proposed legislation to make former President Barack Obama's birthday a state holiday.
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 11:56 pm
  • Chicago aquarium euthanizes more than 90-year-old lungfish

    CHICAGO – An Australian lungfish that entranced visitors to Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium for more than 80 years has been euthanized because of old age, th ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 11:41 pm
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