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  • 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
  • Chicago ready to settle $3.2 million in police misconduct cases

    CHICAGO — The city of Chicago is about to settle two more lawsuits stemming from alleged police misconduct, adding to the more than $500 million in pa ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • San Francisco talking with George Lucas about narrative arts museum site

    CHICAGO – A San Francisco Board of Supervisors member says the city has had preliminary discussions with George Lucas’ representatives about building ...
    May 16, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • Pedestrian deaths increasing in Illinois, across U.S., report says

    SPRINGFIELD – Data from the Illinois Department of Transportation show that the state’s pedestrian fatalities increased by 18 percent in 2015.
    May 16, 2016 - 10:04 pm
  • Low-income high school students to get Pell grants for college classes

    WASHINGTON – For the first time, thousands of low-income high school students in nearly two dozen states will soon be able to get federal grants to ta ...
    May 16, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • Illinois police shooting suspect killed in Shawnee National Forest after weeklong hunt

    ST. LOUIS – A suspect in a police officer’s shooting who was shot and killed in southern Illinois after a search of more than a week managed to evade ...
    May 16, 2016 - 10:02 pm
  • Wilmette Police say Sinead O'Connor found safe, no details released

    CHICAGO – Police in suburban Chicago say Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor was found safe after officers received a report that she never return ...
    May 16, 2016 - 2:53 pm
  • Rauner running out of time to get budget reforms he wants

    SPRINGFIELD – GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vision of a grand two-year budget compromise with Illinois lawmakers is diminishing as the clock ticks down on t ...
    May 16, 2016 - 12:09 am
  • Two people found dead inside SUV on Chicago expressway

    CHICAGO – Authorities said two people were found fatally shot inside an SUV on a Chicago area highway.
    May 16, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner running out of time to get budget reforms he wants

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner's vision of a grand two-year budget compromise with Illinois lawmakers is diminishing as the clock ticks down on this ...
    May 15, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Family of Chicago officer charged with murder breaks silence

    CHICAGO – The family of a white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times has spoken out publicly for the first time since he was char ...
    May 13, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Illinois Senate campaign targets 'war hero' veterans record

    CHICAGO – Rep. Tammy Duckworth lost both legs when her helicopter was shot down in Iraq, then went on to hold leadership roles in the Illinois and U.S ...
    May 12, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Schools warn of closures without budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois superintendents warned of school closures and staff layoffs Tuesday as they implored state lawmakers to pass a budget to give t ...
    May 10, 2016 - 10:50 pm
  • Rauner: Progress made on budget deal

    LA GRANGE – Gov. Bruce Rauner and other Republicans said Monday that bipartisan groups of Illinois lawmakers are making progress on changes Rauner has ...
    May 9, 2016 - 11:17 pm
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