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  • Overjoyed Chicago Cubs fans turn attention to World Series

    CHICAGO – With a mix of euphoria, relief and disbelief, long-suffering Cubs fans are shaking off superstitions and setting their sights on the team’s ...
    Oct. 24, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Illinois agency: YouTube glitch behind training video porn

    SPRINGFIELD – At the end of a brief online video promoting an Illinois agency’s training summit, the picture faded to black and, several seconds later ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 10:30 pm
  • Rauner creates council he says will cut state bureaucracy

    OAK BROOK – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday that he is creating a new council that will review state agency rules and regulations in an attempt to reduc ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman to retire next year

    NEW YORK – Caterpillar said Monday that CEO and Chairman Doug Oberhelman will retire from the company next year and will be replaced as CEO by Jim Ump ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • Ex-Illinois youth prison to reopen as 'life skills' facility

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday ordered a former youth prison to be reopened as a center designed to reduce recidivism in his ongoing effort ...
    Oct. 15, 2016 - 12:25 am
  • Rauner condemns sexual assault, but stays mum on Trump

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner condemned sexual assault "in the strongest possible way" on Thursday in light of several women's allegations that Dona ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Email: Clinton campaign tried to move back Illinois primary

    WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton's campaign tried to move the Illinois presidential primary to a later date, saying a contest held after the Super Tuesday ...
    Oct. 13, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Officials, parents worry Chicago schools deal won't stick

    CHICAGO – Teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district pulled back from a threatened strike after a tentative last-minute contract agreement ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 10:44 pm
  • Rockford considers creation of public housing police unit

    ROCKFORD – The city of Rockford is considering creating a specialized police unit to patrol its public housing properties in an effort to combat crime ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • Chicago teachers, district reach tentative deal; no strike

    CHICAGO – Chicago teachers and the nation's third-largest school district struck a tentative deal on a new contract late Monday, averting what would h ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 12:50 am
  • Another poll reveals half of Illinois residents want to leave

    About half of Illinois residents would rather move out of state than stay, with one in five saying they see themselves moving in the coming year, acco ...
    Oct. 11, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Illinois worst in reclaiming jobless benefits

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois is billions in debt, has billions in overdue bills and can’t seem to remove itself from a budget morass, yet it’s the nation’s ...
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Illinois will have same-day voter registration this election

    SPRINGFIELD – Same-day voter registration will be allowed in Illinois in the general election because an appeals court ruled Friday that a challenge t ...
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • Exonerated Waukegan man awarded $20M could split settlement

    WAUKEGAN – An Illinois man who was awarded $20 million after he was wrongfully convicted in the death of an 11-year-old Waukegan girl may have to spli ...
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • University of Illinois donations fall 10 percent, but still top $220M

    URBANA – Donations to the University of Illinois fell 10 percent in the fiscal year that ended June 30 but still totaled more than $220 million for a ...
    Oct. 9, 2016 - 12:38 am
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