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  • Chicago says pension overhaul delivers benefits despite cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers attempted to convince the Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday that Chicago’s plan to save its pension program from insolvency does ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 9:56 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Illinois no longer taking Syrian refugees

    Illinois on Monday joined more than a dozen other states trying to block or suspend accepting Syrian ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Illinois students of for-profit schools to get debt relief

    CHICAGO – About 2,700 Illinois students of for-profit universities run by a Pittsburgh firm will have more than $3 million in loans forgiven under a n ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Gov. Rauner: Illinois will stop accepting Syrian refugees

    SPRINGFIELD– Gov. Bruce Rauner says the state of Illinois will temporarily stop accepting new Syrian refugees in the aftermath of the terrorist attack ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Governor, legislative leaders meeting reset for Dec. 1

    SPRINGFIELD – The meeting between Gov. Bruce Rauner and the four legislative leaders has been rescheduled to Dec. 1.
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Rauner corporate tax-break plan tightens rules and draws criticism

    CHAMPAIGN – Gov. Bruce Rauner describes his decision last week to rein in corporate tax breaks as more effective and fair through demanding that recip ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Future uncertain for rare white deer at former weapons site

    ROMULUS, N.Y. – Hundreds of ghostly white deer roaming among overgrown munitions bunkers at a sprawling former Army weapons depot face an uncertain fu ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • Elgin police get grant money for body cameras

    ELGIN – Police in Elgin should have body cameras by next summer.ELGIN – Police in Elgin should have body cameras by next summer.
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 12:24 am
  • 6-year-old Metamora student raises $1,400 for honor flights

    METAMORA – A 6-year-old Metamora student has raised $1,400 in a week to send war veterans to Washington, D.C.METAMORA – A 6-year-old Metamora student ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • Dixon police program helps heroin addicts get treatment

    DIXON – Police in Dixon are helping heroin addicts get treatment in an effort to fight the growing problem of addiction.DIXON – Police in Dixon are he ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Alexander County hires collection agency to get unpaid fines

    CAIRO – The state's attorney's office in Alexander County has joined a growing number of prosecutors' offices in Illinois who have turned to a private ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Construction of Carbondale solar-energy field stalled

    SPRINGFIELD – A solar-powered energy station in Carbondale is on hold while the developer waits on potential state help.SPRINGFIELD – A solar-powered ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • Elgin restaurant melee leads to arrest of 3 men, 3 teens

    ELGIN – Police said three men were charged with aggravated battery and mob action in a melee at an Elgin restaurant that also allegedly involved three ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Illinois Department of Insurance discloses privacy breach

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois insurance officials mistakenly allowed the Social Security numbers of an unknown number of health care providers to be posted p ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Otter with tracking device roams Cook County preserves

    CHICAGO – Researchers are keeping tabs on the comings and goings of a river otter in the Forest Preserves of Cook County thanks to a surgically implan ...
    Nov. 14, 2015 - 11:26 pm
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