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  • Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup

    CHICAGO – As another storm flung snow at Chicago, Alexandra Clark wondered how she’d get to work. Like an increasing number of snowbound city dwellers ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs order aimed at helping veterans, minorities

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order Monday he said is a first step toward reducing disproportionately high unemployment rates among ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Chicago man charged in hit-and-run that killed 2 pedestrians

    CHICAGO – Chicago police have arrested a 24-year-old Chicago man in a hit-and-run crash that killed two men as they crossed the street on the city's N ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • New security measures to delay Illinois income tax returns

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois residents shouldn't expect speedy state income tax returns this year.The ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 10:31 am
  • Business leaders' wish list for Bruce Rauner notes revenue needs

    CHAMPAIGN – With one of their own in the governor’s mansion, Illinois business leaders have a long wish list for wealthy venture capitalist Bruce Raun ...
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Dairy industry braces for a milk bust following 2014 boom

    MADISON, Wis. – Milk sales set records in 2014, but plummeting prices are forcing some dairy farmers to spill the surplus down the drain.
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • $270 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Illinois

    CHICAGO – Illinois Lottery players might want to check their tickets. Someone out there won an estimated $270 million in a Mega Millions drawing this ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Bible colleges sue for right to issue degrees

    SPRINGFIELD – Bible colleges in Illinois have filed a federal lawsuit against state education regulators, seeking the unencumbered right to award degr ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • 250-year-old violin to be star of Illinois State recital

    NORMAL – A violin made 250 years ago by a famed Italian family will be the star of a weekend recital in central Illinois.
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 12:32 pm
  • Police: 2014 concealed-carry permits in Illinois top 91,000

    SPRINGFIELD – More than 91,000 concealed-carry permits have been issued in Illinois since the state began allowing guns to be carried in public a year ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Former GOP governors: Mutual respect key with Madigan

    SPRINGFIELD – The key to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s quest to “shake up” the status quo in Illinois may be his prowess at building a working relationship with ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • IMSA to unveil renderings of planned innovation center

    AURORA – The Illinois Math and Science Academy will celebrate the unveiling of the official name, logo and renderings of its $1.9 million innovation c ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner issues order to make political hire names public

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner issued an executive order Thursday requiring information about all political hires to be posted online, the latest in ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • Illinois farmers share expertise at Yale University

    PEORIA – An academic colloquium at Yale University is not someplace where farmers tend to hang out.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • U of Illinois trustees approve tuition freeze

    CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois trustees froze tuition rates for in-state students Thursday, after years of increases that have helped drive th ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 12:12 am
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