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  • ComEd settles for $46M with state of Illinois

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Commerce Commission on Thursday approved a $46.2 million Commonwealth Edison settlement over lawsuits with the state that could ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 2:08 pm
  • Cubs cutting ties with Cougars

    Less than a week after the Kane County Cougars won the Midwest League championship, the Cougars were hit with crushing news.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Judge: Libertarian candidate can be on ballot for Illinois governor

    SPRINGFIELD – A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party's attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Company wants to drill for oil in McLean County

    DOWNS – A Pennsylvania company has asked McLean County for a special use permit to drill for oil and gas, according to county officials and documents.
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Rauner ethics plan targets lobbyists, lawmakers

    CHICAGO – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner released a proposal for ethics reform Wednesday that included a temporary ban on Illinois of ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Geneva man confirmed as 1st human West Nile case of the year in Kane County

    GENEVA – A 33-year-old Geneva man has been confirmed this week as the first human case of the West Nile virus to be reported this year by the Kane Cou ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Medical marijuana dispensary proposed in Manhattan

    MANHATTAN—Michelle Sumner of Plainfield brought plans for a medical marijuana dispensary to the Village Board Tuesday night, saying her motivation is ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  • Former McHenry County sergeant sentenced to 50 years for sex crimes involving young boy

    ROCKFORD – A federal judge had harsh words and choice adjectives for the sex crimes committed by a one-time McHenry County Sheriff's sergeant.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  • McHenry home used as private day care vandalized with racial slur, threat

    McHENRY — A McHenry home and private day care was vandalized with a death threat and racial slur Wednesday morning, police and the homeowner said.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 2:31 pm
  • Hundreds apply for jobs at Illinois Thomson prison

    THOMSON – Hundreds of applicants, some from as far as Kentucky and Minnesota, have come to northeastern Illinois to attend a three-day hiring fair at ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 2:02 pm
  • West Frankfort man convicted of burning girlfriend

    BENTON – A southern Illinois judge on Tuesday convicted a West Frankfort man of setting his girlfriend on fire.
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • Rauner questions medical marijuana program secrecy

    CHICAGO – Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he wouldn’t have signed legislation creating Illinois’ medical marijuana pilot progr ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 9:59 pm
  • USDA: Rain, cold hampering Illinois corn harvest

    ST. LOUIS – Wet, cool conditions across much of Illinois have slowed the state's corn harvesting to a creep, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said o ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Rauner questions Illinois medical marijuana program secrecy

    CHICAGO – Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he wouldn't have signed legislation creating Illinois' medical marijuana pilot progr ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 3:59 pm
  • Nik Wallenda to tightrope walk over Chicago River

    CHICAGO – Daredevil Nik Wallenda said Tuesday that his next tightrope walk will be more than 50 stories high from one high-rise building to another ov ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 1:59 pm
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