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  • As death of Abraham Lincoln marked, caretakers of tomb face setbacks

    SPRINGFIELD – Caretakers of Abraham Lincoln's tomb are on the defensive over an unflattering critique in National Geographic magazine and looming budg ...
    April 15, 2015 - 1:08 pm
  • Lawyers seek lenience for Chicago pair

    BALI, Indonesia – Lawyers for an American couple on trial in Indonesia argued Tuesday that prosecutors improperly charged them with premeditated murde ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • New report singles out most litigious counties

    CHICAGO – A group that’s criticized the volume of lawsuits in Illinois has a new report it says contains mixed news for reform advocates.
    April 14, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • State lawmakers: Rauner must offer pension plan soon

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner had better put his pension-plan cards on the table if he wants lawmakers to deal him a hand which includes budget-spar ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Drew Peterson to stand trial in July in murder-for-hire case

    CHESTER – Drew Peterson, the former Bolingbrook police officer charged with trying to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison for his third w ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Hospitals: $1.5B cut plan could cost jobs, services

    SPRINGFIELD – Some Illinois hospitals say a proposal to reduce Medicaid spending by more than $1.5 billion from Gov. Bruce Rauner could lead to signif ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Judge sets June hearing in U of Illinois FOIA lawsuit

    URBANA – A Champaign County judge has set a June hearing for a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed against the University of Illinois by a profes ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • State Dems question budget head over suspensions

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s top budget aide says more funding could be suspended this year on top of tens of millions in social servi ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Reparations package offered to police torture victims

    CHICAGO – Victims of police torture under former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge would share $5.5 million, receive an apology and see their story t ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • 4 from former Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock's staff subpoenaed in U.S. probe

    WASHINGTON – Congress said Tuesday it has been told at least four staffers who worked for former Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock have been subpoenaed to te ...
    April 14, 2015 - 10:01 pm
  • Rauner resists extending medical marijuana program for now

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner wants the state's medical marijuana program to be thoroughly reviewed before a decision is made on whether to extend it be ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • 19 passengers hurt in Megabus double-decker crash in Indiana

    EDINBURGH, Ind. (AP) — A double-decker bus heading from Chicago to Atlanta hit the back of a stopped semi-truck in a construction zone Monday morning, ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Marshall County Board: Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock should pay for elections to replace him

    LACON – An Illinois county said former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock should pay for the special elections to replace him.
    April 13, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • ‘Right to Try’ measure raises issues of ethics, freedom

    SPRINGFIELD – Some doctors worry that an effort to grant terminally ill people more access to unproven drugs might offer them false hope or even be ha ...
    April 13, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Census estimates show fewer county residents

    BELLEVILLE – New estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show Madison and St. Clair counties in southern Illinois are shrinking in population.
    April 12, 2015 - 11:09 pm
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