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  • Sen. Mark Kirk: President Obama 'acting like drug dealer in chief' in Iran deal

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said President Barack Obama was "acting like the drug dealer in chief" when his administration delivered ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 12:55 pm
  • Tammy Duckworth takes on Donald Trump, Republican Party at Illinois fair

    SPRINGFIELD – Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth on Thursday decried what she called Republicans' "hate-filled" vision for America durin ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:09 pm
  • Chicago police recommend firing of 7 cops for false reports in Laquan McDonald shooting

    CHICAGO – Seven Chicago police officers accused of filing false reports in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014 should be fire ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:08 pm
  • Illinois GOP ignores Trump, promises battle for Legislature

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois Republicans at the Illinois State Fair on Wednesday all but ignored the party’s bid to reclaim the White ...
    Aug. 18, 2016 - 12:08 am
  • 2 high-ranking Chicago police leaders leaving the force

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department announced Tuesday that two high-ranking leaders were leaving the force, including one who determined the fatal ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 1:21 pm
  • Aetna to leave Illinois health insurance exchange for 2017

    CHICAGO – Aetna is leaving the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange in Illinois for 2017, further reducing competition.
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 10:44 am
  • Fair workers paid $1.5M for last year’s event

    SPRINGFIELD – The stopgap budget that’s keeping Illinois finances flowing has helped this year’s Illinois State Fair workers after many were left unpa ...
    Aug. 15, 2016 - 11:28 pm
  • Illinois drains state's savings account due to budget crisis

    CHICAGO – A stopgap spending plan that lawmakers approved to address Illinois’ lack of a state budget for a second straight year is quickly draining t ...
    Aug. 16, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Durbin: Blue Cross could be more competitive, reduce costs

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is taking the rare step of weighing in on the state’s handling of a hefty health insurance rate increase request, aski ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoes automatic voter registration

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation to allow automatic voter registration in Illinois.
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 5:04 pm
  • McHenry mom whose son died from brain cancer now fighting breast cancer

    McHENRY – Friends and family are rallying once more around McHenry mother Donna Rupp.Rupp’s recent s ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 8:59 am
  • Pastors sue Illinois over gay conversion therapy ban

    SPRINGFIELD – A group of pastors is suing Illinois over a law that bars therapists and counselors from trying to change a minor's sexual orientation, ...
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 3:44 pm
  • Harvard police arrest Chicago man on multiple drug charges after he flees

    HARVARD – Harvard police arrested a Chicago man on multiple drug charges early Thursday morning after deploying a Taser on him when he fled officers.
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 2:23 pm
  • Lisle man killed in Will Township crash

    WILL TOWNSHIP – A 21-year-old Lisle man was killed Thursday morning when his car was struck by a semi-tractor.
    Aug. 11, 2016 - 2:21 pm
  • 2 vulnerable GOP incumbents break with Trump on immigration

    CHICAGO – Two Illinois Republicans considered among the nation’s most vulnerable congressional incumbents are breaking from their party and its outspo ...
    Aug. 10, 2016 - 11:50 pm
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