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  • Medical pot businesses to battle black market for customers

    CHICAGO – When retailers open state-approved medical marijuana shops in Illinois later this year, they will face a distinct disadvantage in luring pro ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:49 pm
  • State report says Illinois college chiefs enjoy lavish perks

    SPRINGFIELD – A report from Illinois lawmakers has found that state university and community college presidents have enjoyed lavish perks, some worth ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Democrats giving no hint of compromise with Rauner on budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Majority Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly gave no hint Friday that they are ready to budge from opposition to Gov. Bruce Raune ...
    May 23, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Drew Peterson granted trial delay in murder-for-hire case

    CHESTER – A southern Illinois judge has granted Drew Peterson's request to delay his trial on charges that former suburban Chicago police sergeant plo ...
    May 22, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Illinois unemployment holds steady in April at 6 percent

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ unemployment rate remained at 6 percent in April, as the state’s slow economic recovery continued to trail those of neighboring st ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Fired employees seek back pay

    SPRINGFIELD – Three ex-state employees who claim former Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them 10 months ago in retaliation for providing damaging eviden ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Mother’s Day Lottery ticket earns Mom $4 million

    DES PLAINES – A winning Illinois Lottery ticket made Mother’s Day a lot greener than Priti Shah expected.
    May 21, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • plans new residencies

    ROCKFORD – The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford has announced plans to add five residency programs for doctors.
    May 21, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Illinois Democrats working on budget without GOP governor

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats in a standoff with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner said Thursday they’re working to pass a new state budget independentl ...
    May 21, 2015 - 10:11 pm
  • Mother's Day Lottery ticket earns Mom $4 million

    DES PLAINES – A winning Illinois Lottery ticket made Mother's Day a lot greener than Priti Shah expected.
    May 21, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • State House advances plan to change Cook County pensions

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers are again considering a plan to overhaul Cook County’s pension system that could trim some workers’ benefits, despite ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Tax policy groups support services tax in report

    SPRINGFIELD – Two tax policy organizations with distinct views have released a joint report explaining why taxing more consumer services would help st ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • New GOP lawmakers push for term limits

    SPRINGFIELD – A group of freshmen Republican legislators is pushing for term limits, saying gridlock in the Illinois Legislature is a sign the status ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Millionaire tax ballot advances in House

    SPRINGFIELD – A House committee has approved a plan to ask voters whether Illinois should impose a tax on incomes of more than $1 million to help fund ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Panel criticizes medical care at state prisons

    CHICAGO – A scathing new report by court-approved researchers paints a bleak picture of medical care in Illinois prisons, describing extended treatmen ...
    May 20, 2015 - 10:28 pm
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