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  • Rauner dealt double blows over Illinois ballot

    SPRINGFIELD – Illlinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner suffered a double blow Friday with the approval of a Nov. 4 ballot that does n ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Report: State agency broke hiring rules for years

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation circumvented rules devised to keep politics out of state jobs and improperly hired more than 2 ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Unions want expedited ruling in pensions suit

    SPRINGFIELD – A coalition of labor unions and state retirees is asking a judge for an expedited ruling in a case challenging the constitutionality of ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Rains leave behind widespread Chicago-area floods

    BURBANK – Overnight rains have flooded street after street in parts of Chicago's southwest suburbs, stranding cars, inundating basements and yards and ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 9:22 am
  • Deere to lay off about 460 from Iowa tractor plant

    MOLINE – Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to m ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 9:19 am
  • Illinois gets $300M in Bank of America settlement

    CHICAGO – Illinois will receive $300 million of a national $16.65 billion settlement between the government and Bank of America over the bank’s role i ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Term-limit backers seek state Supreme Court ruling

    CHICAGO – Republican Bruce Rauner and other supporters of political term limits asked the Illinois Supreme Court Thursday to jump into the debate abou ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • No suspects in shooting death of Chicago boy, 9

    CHICAGO – Police are searching for whoever fatally shot a 9-year-old boy in Chicago's Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • Last 4 hostages have been freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    HARVEY – About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago’s southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    HARVEY – Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the last four hostages have been released unharmed to end a standoff with two armed men in a southern Chica ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Clock ticks on Ill. term limits ballot measure

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner made a last push Tuesday for court approval of a measure that would ask voters ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 10:16 pm
  • Chicago woman killed in Bali, daughter had troubled past

    CHICAGO – A Chicago woman whose beaten body was found stuffed in a suitcase on the Indonesian resort island of Bali was repeatedly and violently abuse ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 1:12 pm
  • Rahm Emanuel's critics scurry to find 2015 challenger

    CHICAGO – Rahm Emanuel swept into the Chicago mayor's office with support from across the city, a nod from favorite son Barack Obama and a promise — s ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Illinois sees year's 1st human case of West Nile

    SPRINGFIELD – Health officials in Illinois are reporting the state's first human case of West Nile virus this year.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 8:29 am
  • Former Illinois school bus driver jailed for DUI

    WHEATON – A former school bus driver from northern Illinois has been sentenced to 20 days in jail for driving drunk while on duty.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 8:28 am
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