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  • Illinois lawmakers sue to get paid despite state budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD – Six state representatives filed a lawsuit Friday demanding paychecks the Illinois comptroller cut off last spring because there’s no bud ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Illinois panel backs gay couple in civil union complaint

    CHICAGO – A same-sex couple denied access to a Paxton bed-and-breakfast while planning their civil union ceremony has won another legal victory in a f ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • Lawmakers face Exelon energy plan derided as 'bailout'

    SPRINGFIELD – A mammoth plan to save nuclear power plants in Illinois, derided as a corporate bailout by consumer advocates but hailed as a leap forwa ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Chicago police fatally shoot 2 people in unrelated incidents

    CHICAGO – A Chicago police officer shot and killed a gunman who had killed one person and injured another early Friday, in the second fatal shooting i ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 10:45 am
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner pardons Vietnam pilot convicted as teen

    CHICAGO – Patrick McNamee was 17 when the car he was driving crashed in Illinois in 1954, killing his best friend. After pleading guilty to reckless h ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Thanksgiving travel expected to be heaviest since 2007

    CHICAGO – Elizabeth Thompson can't wait to leave the big city behind and decompress over the Thanksgiving holiday at her grandmother's house in rural ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 11:04 pm
  • Chicago's reforms uneven a year after Laquan McDonald video

    CHICAGO – Laquan McDonald’s life seemed to be headed nowhere. A ward of the state who had been shuffled between relatives’ homes and foster care, he w ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Lawmaker: Illinois dollars shouldn't be used for border wall

    CHICAGO – A Democratic legislator wants to prevent Illinois from having financial ties with companies that might build a border wall.
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • Extra-alarm fire reported at Old Chicago Main Post Office

    CHICAGO – An extra-alarm fire at the Old Chicago Main Post Office has been struck out with no injuries.
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 10:11 pm
  • Illinois to implement bereavement leave for union

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner administration’s plans to implement bereavement leave for union members, but leaders of a public-employee union say th ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 10:11 pm
  • O'Hare workers to strike on nationwide 'Day of Disruption'

    CHICAGO – A strike by hourly workers at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago will add another dimension to a nationwide day of protests by fast-foo ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • All eyes on Springfield with stopgap state budget set to expire Dec. 31

    While all eyes were on the most divisive presidential election in recent memory, Illinois’ already lousy financial footing got worse.
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Trump's election triggers flood of immigration questions

    CHICAGO – Immigration hotlines are buzzing. Legal clinics are seeing an influx of clients. Public schools are fielding frantic questions from parents ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Officials search for cause of deadly Illinois gas explosion

    CANTON – Authorities on Thursday were investigating the cause of a gas explosion that rocked downtown homes and businesses in a central Illinois commu ...
    Nov. 18, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Hundreds of O'Hare airport workers vote to strike

    CHICAGO – Hundreds of O'Hare International Airport workers have voted to go on strike ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 3:28 pm
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