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  • Asian carp plant stops operations in Grafton

    GRAFTON (AP) – The chief executive of a southern Illinois Asian carp processing plant says the facility has ceased operations ahead of a 30-day deadli ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 1:51 pm
  • Harvest Lane Vintage opens shop in Campton Hills

    CAMPTON HILLS – A shop that opened in western Kane County last year has re-established itself closer to St. Charles.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:41 pm
  • Despite requests, Geneva aldermen reduce Shodeen’s land cash requirements

    GENEVA – Aldermen unanimously approved reduced land cash requirements for a Shodeen redevelopment project, despite pointed remarks from a park distric ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • No one injured after fire at Huntley McDonald's

    HUNTLEY – There were no injuries, but some minor damages after a fire broke out at a Huntley McDonald's early Tuesday morning, the Huntley Fire Chief ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Illinois corn, soybean harvests nearly complete

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois farmers are in the homestretch of bringing in their corn and soybeans from the fields.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 8:16 am
  • Pilot in small plane crash near Midway Airport in Chicago dies

    CHICAGO – Assistant Chicago Fire Department Commissioner Michael Fox says the pilot in a small plane crash has died.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 9:52 am
  • Illinois treasurer's race closest at least century

    SPRINGFIELD – The race for state treasurer remains undecided nearly two weeks after Election Day, with both campaigns agreeing that fewer than 400 vot ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:28 am
  • Illinois marks anniversary of deadly tornadoes

    WASHINGTON, Ill. – From memorial services to dedications, residents and elected officials marked the one-year anniversary Monday of deadly tornadoes t ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Blase Cupich to be installed as new Chicago archbishop

    CHICAGO – The process of installing a bishop as the new spiritual leader of more than 2 million Catholics will begin with a knock on a door.
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 4:05 pm
  • Illinois State University solar car team preparing for Abu Dhabi race

    NORMAL (AP) – The Illinois State University solar car team is ready to make its comeback after losing its vehicle in a July fire and having to withdra ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • Woman reportedly attacked at Algonquin Commons

    ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Police Department is investigating an incident involving a woman who described being attacked by three people Friday in the ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:41 am
  • Proposal calls for ‘historical racing’ machines

    SPRINGFIELD – A Republican lawmaker from southwest Illinois has proposed a plan allowing betting on old races as a way to boost the horse racing indus ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers refocus on state school funding formula

    SPRINGFIELD – With the November election behind them and a new Republican governor stepping in, Illinois lawmakers are preparing to once again take up ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Metra board unanimously approve fare increases

    CHICAGO – The board of the Metra commuter rail agency has approved fare increases averaging nearly 11 percent next year, the first of 10 years of plan ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Illinois National Guard team heads to Afghanistan

    SPRINGFIELD – Another Illinois National Guard team is deploying to Afghanistan to help NATO forces from Poland.
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 10:21 pm
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