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  • State budget impasse sparks fears of school closings

    HARRISBURG – The economic hard times that have hit this Illinois coal town are particularly visible inside its 113-year-old high school, where cracks ...
    April 26, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Southern Illinois University leader condemns racist video

    CARBONDALE – Racial tension on the Southern Illinois University in Carbondale campus is high after a series of recent incidents that include an anonym ...
    April 25, 2016 - 3:37 pm
  • 'Individual A' sues Dennis Hastert for money over unpaid hush money

    CHICAGO – A man who alleges he was sexually abused by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert decades ago and was later promised $3.5 million to stay ...
    April 25, 2016 - 3:25 pm
  • USA Today owner Gannett bids more than $388 million for Tribune

    NEW YORK – Newspaper publisher Gannett said Monday that it wants to buy Tribune Publishing for more than $388 million, in a deal that would give the o ...
    April 25, 2016 - 10:01 am
  • Illinois seeks to limit use of solitary confinement

    SPRINGFIELD – Brian Nelson’s years in solitary confinement left him terrified of other people, and he said he still can taste the concrete dust from h ...
    April 24, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Suburban Chicago pastor charged with sex abuse of child

    ST. CHARLES – Prosecutors said a suburban Chicago pastor has been charged with sexually abusing a child at his church in North Aurora.
    April 24, 2016 - 10:59 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers pass $600M aid for struggling colleges

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' college and universities received a much-needed lifeline Friday when lawmakers approved a $600 million short-term funding fix ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Ex-congressmen send letters asking for leniency for Hastert

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, several other former congressmen and a onetime CIA chief were among 41 people who wrote letters ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Federal officials deny Illinois appeal for disaster funds

    SPRINGFIELD – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied the state’s appeal for federal assistance to help local governments recover from floo ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • NIU to receive more than $26M from state

    DeKALB – State lawmakers broke a stubborn impasse Friday – albeit temporarily – to pass bipartisan legislation that will get money to cash-starved sta ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • NIU to receive more than $26 million from state

    DeKALB – State lawmakers broke a stubborn impasse Friday – albeit temporarily – to pass bipartisan legislation that will get money to cash-starved sta ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Caterpillar adjusted profit meets Wall Street's view, sales fall

    PEORIA – Caterpillar's first-quarter adjusted profit met Wall Street's view, even as sales declined across various categories while it continues to de ...
    April 22, 2016 - 8:52 am
  • Illinois lawmakers work on a $600M lifeline for colleges

    SPRINGFIELD – A temporary funding fix for financially struggling Illinois colleges and universities is in limbo because lawmakers delayed a vote on a ...
    April 21, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Changes due for Chicago police; mayor keeps review authority

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced changes in the way police-involved shootings and police misconduct cases are handled on Thursday, but d ...
    April 21, 2016 - 1:27 pm
  • Illinois identifies cluster of bloodstream infection cases

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois health officials are reporting a cluster of cases of a rare bloodstream infection they detected while investigating a Wisconsin ...
    April 20, 2016 - 11:33 pm
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