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  • Agency says human error led to Illinois prisons data breach

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Corrections says preliminary findings suggest human error was to blame for the inadvertent release of social ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Some Illinois health systems say no to medical marijuana

    CHICAGO – Patients must have a doctor’s signature to buy medical marijuana in Illinois, but some health systems are forbidding doctors from putting pe ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • Luxury buildings change housing at University of Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – The luxury housing boom that's occurred over the past 14 years at the University of Illinois has changed the way students live on cam ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 9:48 am
  • Comcast reveals subscriber in comments case

    CHAMPAIGN – Comcast Cable Communications has given a northern Illinois politician the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was use ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Group again asks high school to drop 'Midgets' nickname

    FREEBURG – A group representing people with dwarfism and some community members are again asking a southern Illinois high school to drop a 'Midgets' n ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Illinois releases names of 7 with go-ahead to grow marijuana

    CHICAGO – Illinois businesses with state approval to grow marijuana are located as far north as Freeport near the Wisconsin state line and as far sout ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • DuPage starts process of firing college president

    GLEN ELLYN – Trustees of Illinois’ largest community college have voted to begin the process of firing President Robert Breuder, who has been under sc ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Arena renovation project on track at University of Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – A $165 million renovation of the State Farm Center will be about 80 percent complete when the basketball arena opens Dec. 2 for the Univer ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Ex-CEO pleads guilty to arranging bribes on traffic cameras

    CHICAGO – The former chief executive of a red-light camera company changed her plea to guilty Thursday in a scheme that funneled hundreds of thousands ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Grayslake school damaged by tornado opens less than 2 weeks later

    GRAYSLAKE – A Chicago-area high school has started its school year on time less than two weeks after it was damaged by an EF-1 tornado.
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Illinois unemployment rate falls to 5.8 percent in July

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ unemployment rate continued to fall in July, hitting 5.8 percent. That’s the lowest unemployment rate the state has seen since 200 ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Jury determines suspect is fit for trial in cop's death

    CHICAGO – A Cook County jury had decided a man accused of killing a Chicago police officer is mentally fit for trial.
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Democrats pledge to stand united in face of Gov. Bruce Rauner 'attacks'

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats, set back on their heels by an “epic struggle” with first-year Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, pledged Thursday to stan ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Steer, barrow break records at State Fair

    SPRINGFIELD – Two records were set at this year’s Illinois State Fair Governor’s Sale of Champions.A ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Illinois Senate considers override of strike-bill veto

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate is considering a vote to override Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of legislation giving an arbitrator final say if there's ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 10:59 pm
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