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  • TSA head: Expect more airport security delays despite funds

    CHICAGO – The head of the Transportation Security Administration warned travelers Friday to expect long airport security lines to continue during the ...
    May 20, 2016 - 11:41 pm
  • Mary Todd Lincoln funeral ledger found in Illinois capital

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – An itemized list believed to be from former first lady Mary Todd Lincoln's funeral has resurfaced after two of the oldest funeral h ...
    May 20, 2016 - 2:05 pm
  • Illinois unemployment edges up again in April to 6.6 percent

    CHICAGO – The unemployment rate across Illinois again creeped up in March even as the state added jobs.
    May 20, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Investigative firm discounts ex-Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford sexual harassment claim

    SPRINGFIELD – An investigator hired by then-state Treasurer Dan Rutherford to review a former employee’s allegations of sexual harassment by the one-t ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:41 am
  • Illinois loan to help replace lead water lines in Galesburg

    GALESBURG – A $4 million state loan from will help replace lead water lines in an Illinois city with one of the nation’s most persistent problems of l ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Bruce Rauner may be 'comfortable' with bill decriminalizing marijuana

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner says he may be comfortable with legislation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in Illinois. But ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Judge orders ex-U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert to report to prison by June 22

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been ordered to report to prison by June 22 to begin serving a 15-month sentence in his hush-mo ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Thousands protest Bruce Rauner's call to change Illinois labor laws

    SPRINGFIELD – Thousands of union supporters from across Illinois rallied in front of the state Capitol building Wednesday to protest Republican Gov. B ...
    May 19, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Connecticut police find $1M worth of heroin after pulling over Chicago man

    STRATFORD, Conn. – Connecticut State Police troopers have seized about 28 pounds of heroin worth an estimated $1 million after pulling over a Chicago ...
    May 18, 2016 - 6:22 pm
  • Ex-U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds reverses, says won't plead guilty in tax case

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds says he no longer wants to plead guilty to misdemeanor federal tax charges and that he's "sorry for any confus ...
    May 18, 2016 - 6:09 pm
  • Amid budget deficit, Illinois considers taxing pop, sugary drinks

    SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers scrambling to find money to fix Illinois' multibillion dollar deficit are looking to sugary drinks as one potential source of ...
    May 18, 2016 - 4:22 pm
  • Lawyer for disgraced Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz's widow seeks dismissal of charges

    WAUKEGAN – A Lake County judge says he will rule next month on a motion to dismiss criminal charges against the widow a suburban Chicago police office ...
    May 17, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • Mixed reviews for latest talks on Illinois budget standoff

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislative leaders gave mixed reviews Tuesday to the latest negotiations with Gov. Bruce Rauner to seek an end to Illinois’ epic budget ...
    May 17, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • PHOTOS: Illinois Legislature works to end Illinois budget standoff

    SPRINGFIELD — Legislative leaders gave mixed reviews Tuesday to the latest negotiations with Gov. Bruce Rauner to seek an end to Illinois' epic budget ...
    May 17, 2016 - 6:42 pm
  • TSA sends dozens of screeners to O'Hare to cut wait times

    CHICAGO – The Transportation Security Administration is immediately sending 58 new security officers and four more bomb-sniffing dog teams to Chicago' ...
    May 17, 2016 - 1:40 pm
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