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  • BP refinery back online; gas prices expected to fall

    WHITING, Ind. (AP) — BP says it has restarted a portion of a large Indiana oil refinery whose unplanned shutdown for repairs caused gasoline prices in ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Illinois House to consider MAP grant bill

    DeKALB – Focus will be on the Illinois House today as it takes up a bill that would – some hope – lead to the state authorizing $343 million for the M ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Another top official at U of Illinois resigning

    CHAMPAIGN – The No. 2 official at the University of Illinois' flagship campus announced his resignation Monday, the second high-level resignation foll ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • Colleges to take steps to address sex assault

    CHICAGO – A new state law will require Illinois colleges to take steps to prevent and respond to sexual assault.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Madigan spokesman has lucrative outside deals

    CHICAGO – The top aide to powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is a contract employee with outside clients who depend on Madigan and the Le ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Vaccination rules won't immediately affect Illinois students

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois families who don’t want their children to be vaccinated will have to get a doctor’s note before claiming a religious exemption, ...
    Aug. 23, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Rauner vetoes bill to mandate hepatitis C testing

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed legislation aimed at fighting an epidemic of contagious liver disease, saying it would cost the st ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Fine, supervision for Illinois man who brought tiger to bar

    JOLIET – A suburban Chicago wildlife exhibitor has been sentenced to a year of court supervision and a $500 fine for bringing a tiger cub into a bar i ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Agency says human error led to Illinois prisons data breach

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Corrections says preliminary findings suggest human error was to blame for the inadvertent release of social ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Some Illinois health systems say no to medical marijuana

    CHICAGO – Patients must have a doctor’s signature to buy medical marijuana in Illinois, but some health systems are forbidding doctors from putting pe ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Luxury buildings change housing at University of Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – The luxury housing boom that's occurred over the past 14 years at the University of Illinois has changed the way students live on cam ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 9:48 am
  • Comcast reveals subscriber in comments case

    CHAMPAIGN – Comcast Cable Communications has given a northern Illinois politician the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was use ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Group again asks high school to drop 'Midgets' nickname

    FREEBURG – A group representing people with dwarfism and some community members are again asking a southern Illinois high school to drop a 'Midgets' n ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Illinois releases names of 7 with go-ahead to grow marijuana

    CHICAGO – Illinois businesses with state approval to grow marijuana are located as far north as Freeport near the Wisconsin state line and as far sout ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • DuPage starts process of firing college president

    GLEN ELLYN – Trustees of Illinois’ largest community college have voted to begin the process of firing President Robert Breuder, who has been under sc ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 11:00 pm
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