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  • Illinois economic index holds steady in August

    URBANA – A University of Illinois index of the state’s economy remained steady in August in spite of volatile U.S. and international stock markets.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Lawsuit: U of Illinois retaliated over claim

    URBANA – A former University of Illinois graduate student is suing the school’s board of trustees and others, claiming administrators retaliated again ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • August ends cool and dry across Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – The state climatologist says most of August was relatively cool and dry across Illinois.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • 8 now dead from Legionnaires' disease in western Illinois

    State officials are reporting another death and four new cases of Legionnaires' disease among residents of a western Illinois town, bringing the numbe ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Peoria, creator of Twitter parody account settle suit

    CHAMPAIGN– The city of Peoria tentatively agreed Wednesday to pay $125,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a man whose home was raided by police over a T ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Rauner wins labor fight; House fails to override veto

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner won a victory over a Democratic majority Wednesday when the Illinois House failed to override his veto of legislation ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • A look at recent law enforcement deaths across the U.S.

    CHICAGO – The killing of a veteran police officer northwest of Chicago is the latest in a string of recent law enforcement deaths. Lt. Charles Joseph ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Hunt for suspects in shooting of Fox Lake officer continues

    FOX LAKE – Police have broadened their search for three people suspected in the shooting death of a Fox Lake police lieutenant and will continue scour ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:39 pm
  • HUD OKs loan guarantee to Rockford for project

    ROCKFORD – A resort, hotel and conference center in Rockford is one step closer to receiving federal help with a major renovation.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • State, Teamsters agree on new contract

    SPRINGFIELD – The Rauner administration said it has reached tentative or final agreements on new labor contracts with several Teamsters Union units re ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Our View: Building a Frankenbudget in Springfield

    Our state deserves better than the Frankenbudget that state lawmakers are trying to cobble together one spending bill at a time in Springfield.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • House gears up for override of strike veto

    SPRINGFIELD – One of the subplots of the summer-long Illinois budget standoff will take center stage this week with a likely attempt by House Democrat ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • Manhunt continues in fatal shooting of Fox Lake police officer

    FOX LAKE – More than a hundred police officers scoured terrain just miles from the site of another manhunt that occurred less than a year before, but ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:07 pm
  • Fox Lake police officer fatally shot; manhunt underway

    Note to readers: Live updates on this developing story from the Northwest Herald are available here.
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Ill. museum latest target in political budget fight

    SPRINGFIELD – The skeleton of a massive mastodon, thousands of Native American artifacts and a giant shark could be the next casualties in an increasi ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Reader Poll

    Do you think a Kentucky county clerk should be jailed for refusing to issues marriage licenses in defiance of a court order?