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  • Batavia aldermen ask for investigation from Attorney General Madigan into electric project

    BATAVIA – Aldermen at Tuesday’s Joint Committee of the Whole meeting unanimously recommended the city should ask Attorney General Lisa Madigan to inve ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • O'Hare reclaims title as world's busiest airport

    CHICAGO – Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has reclaimed its title as the world's busiest airport for the first time since 2004.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:31 am
  • Emanuel says he made 'mistake' with Obama school

    CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he acted too hastily and made a mistake when he announced plans to name a high school after President Barack Obama o ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:30 am
  • Geneva man pleads not guilty in murder case

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP - A Geneva man indicted on two counts of first-degree murder in the death of his wife was arraigned on Wednesday.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • Chicago cop pleads not guilty in misconduct case

    CHICAGO – A decorated Chicago police commander, accused of sticking his gun down the throat of a suspect and threatening to kill him, pleaded not guil ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • Police capture escaped southern Illinois prisoner

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Police on Wednesday morning captured an inmate who escaped from a southern Illinois prison on Tuesday afternoon, Illinois ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:37 am
  • Quinn agrees to stall dismissal of IDOT workers

    SPRINGFIELD – Nearly five dozen Illinois Department of Transportation employees have been given a temporary reprieve from layoff because of a court ag ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • U.S. EPA releases 5-year plan to improve Great Lakes

    CHICAGO – The Obama administration announced a new 5-year plan for the Great Lakes on Wednesday that will accelerate efforts to address toxic pollutio ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 10:27 am
  • Illinois among top states for campaign ad spending

    CHICAGO – If it seems as though the number of political ads on television has ramped up markedly this election, now there's concrete proof.
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 9:06 am
  • Former Illinois health official pleads guilty to bribery

    SPRINGFIELD – A former human resources director at the Illinois Department of Health pleaded guilty to federal charges related to a $13 million grant ...
    Sept. 24, 2014 - 9:04 am
  • Treasurer hopefuls look to boost office's image

    SPRINGFIELD – Two candidates vying to be Illinois' next chief investment officer have different ideas about how to restore the image of the Treasurer' ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Chicago mayor wants Illinois to reform drug laws

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked state legislators Tuesday to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Court to consider status of Rita Crundwell pensions

    DIXON – Former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell, who was convicted of stealing nearly $54 million from the northern Illinois city, has argued that her ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 10:00 am
  • Illinois man dies after car falls on chest

    ST. ANNE (AP) – A northeastern Illinois man has died from injuries suffered when a car he was working on fell on him, Kankakee County officials said.
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • Experts predict vibrant fall colors in Illinois

    BLOOMINGTON (AP) – Fall tree colors are expected to be vibrant in Illinois this year due to spring and summer weather, including plenty of rainfall, a ...
    Sept. 23, 2014 - 8:43 am
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