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  • Federal officials deny Illinois appeal for disaster funds

    SPRINGFIELD – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied the state’s appeal for federal assistance to help local governments recover from floo ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • NIU to receive more than $26M from state

    DeKALB – State lawmakers broke a stubborn impasse Friday – albeit temporarily – to pass bipartisan legislation that will get money to cash-starved sta ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • NIU to receive more than $26 million from state

    DeKALB – State lawmakers broke a stubborn impasse Friday – albeit temporarily – to pass bipartisan legislation that will get money to cash-starved sta ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:48 am
  • Caterpillar adjusted profit meets Wall Street's view, sales fall

    PEORIA – Caterpillar's first-quarter adjusted profit met Wall Street's view, even as sales declined across various categories while it continues to de ...
    April 22, 2016 - 8:52 am
  • Illinois lawmakers work on a $600M lifeline for colleges

    SPRINGFIELD – A temporary funding fix for financially struggling Illinois colleges and universities is in limbo because lawmakers delayed a vote on a ...
    April 21, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Changes due for Chicago police; mayor keeps review authority

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced changes in the way police-involved shootings and police misconduct cases are handled on Thursday, but d ...
    April 21, 2016 - 1:27 pm
  • Illinois identifies cluster of bloodstream infection cases

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois health officials are reporting a cluster of cases of a rare bloodstream infection they detected while investigating a Wisconsin ...
    April 20, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Educators pressure Illinois lawmakers over school funding

    CHICAGO – Educators amped up the pressure on Illinois leaders for more school and university funding with protests Wednesday in Springfield and fierce ...
    April 20, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • Illinois weighs legalization of daily fantasy sports betting

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers will try to legalize gambling in online daily fantasy sports with a measure to regulate various aspects of how the bu ...
    April 20, 2016 - 9:01 am
  • Coal tax pitched as good for state coffers

    BENLD – It’s been more than 60 years since the last coal mine closed in the south-central Illinois town of Benld, but its legacy is found in the name ...
    April 19, 2016 - 10:22 pm
  • Senate President John Cullerton drops idea to tax miles driven to finance roads

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate president says he will not pursue a proposal to pay for road construction by taxing motorists by the miles they driv ...
    April 19, 2016 - 8:36 am
  • Non-tenured faculty at U of Illinois plan 2-day strike

    CHAMPAIGN – The union that represents University of Illinois faculty who are not on a tenure track plans to strike Tuesday and Wednesday, the group’s ...
    April 18, 2016 - 9:04 pm
  • Child advocacy group backs tax proposal

    CHICAGO – A leading child advocacy organization threw its support behind a proposal to replace Illinois’ flat income tax with a system to tax the weal ...
    April 18, 2016 - 9:04 pm
  • Illinois comptroller: Pay for officeholders to be delayed

    CHICAGO – Lawmakers from the governor on down will start waiting for their paychecks like others whose payments from the state have been delayed due t ...
    April 17, 2016 - 11:59 pm
  • Rauner-Madigan rivalry hamstrings Illinois budget talks

    SPRINGFIELD – The rivalry between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan continues to intensify during Illinois’ 10 ...
    April 18, 2016 - 12:01 am
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