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  • State retirees await insurance premium refunds

    SPRINGFIELD — There's no timeline for the return of nearly $23 million in insurance premiums that the Illinois Supreme Court has ruled belong to state ...
    July 10, 2014 - 12:20 pm
  • Lawyer: Farnham talking about possible deal

    CHICAGO — A lawyer for a former Illinois state representative charged with child pornography has told a federal judge his client is talking with prose ...
    July 10, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • Panel probing Quinn program will meet next week

    CHICAGO — A panel investigating Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program says the group will still meet next week to decide next steps after fe ...
    July 10, 2014 - 12:17 pm
  • Hotel employee accused of setting fire on job

    NAUVOO – A western Illinois woman is accused of setting fire to a hotel where she was working.The Qu ...
    July 10, 2014 - 9:46 am
  • Winter hard on some of Illinois' wheat crop

    TOLONO – As Illinois farmers work their way through the winter wheat harvest, many are finding the harsh winter was tough on their crops.
    July 10, 2014 - 8:53 am
  • Illinois has hired few workers to oversee fracking project

    CHICAGO – More than a year after a much-lauded compromise paved the way for high-volume oil and gas extraction in Illinois, the agency in charge of ov ...
    July 9, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • 2 sentenced for fatal shooting of 9-year-old

    CHICAGO (AP) — Two Chicago men convicted of first-degree murder in the June 2009 death of a 9-year-old girl have been sentenced to 100 years in prison ...
    July 9, 2014 - 4:30 pm
  • Mother of 5 shot dead on Chicago expressway

    CHICAGO (AP) — A 24-year-old mother of five was shot to death while driving on the Dan Ryan Expressway on Chicago's South Side, less than a year after ...
    July 9, 2014 - 4:13 pm
  • State sends schools checks on time, for once

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois has broken its streak of late grant payments to schools for the first time since 2007.
    July 9, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • Mother of 5 shot dead on Chicago expressway

    CHICAGO — Authorities have identified a mother of five who was shot to death while driving on the Dan Ryan Expressway on Chicago's South Side.
    July 9, 2014 - 11:57 am
  • Illinois hospital fees to pay for error reports

    CHICAGO — A new annual licensing fee for Illinois hospitals that takes effect this month will finally fund a system for reporting medical errors that ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Canoeist's body found in Rock River

    ROCKFORD — A body pulled from the Rock River in Rockford has been identified as a man missing since a Fourth of July weekend boating accident.
    July 9, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Police shoot, kill Missouri man in Granite City

    GRANITE CITY – Police in southwestern Illinois' Granite City say officers have shot and killed a Missouri man who reportedly threatened them with a ha ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • Quinn to sign bill expanding adoptees rights

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he will sign legislation to designed to help adoptees and their birth family members learn more about their his ...
    July 9, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Panel says Chicago minimum wage should be $13

    CHICAGO (AP) — A task force formed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has recommended Chicago raise its minimum wage to $13 an hour.
    July 8, 2014 - 4:16 pm
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