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  • Demolition begins at Springfield's Honeywell-Hobbs plant

    SPRINGFIELD – Demolition work has started at the former Honeywell-Hobbs plant in Springfield.The com ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Illinois home day care workers seek repayment of union dues

    ST. LOUIS – Home day care workers in Illinois are seeking a refund of millions of dollars in past payments in a federal lawsuit recently filed in the ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Governor closing museums, shooting range in budget standoff

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to close state museums and a sport-shooting complex because of Illinois’ budget crisis, although most staff will st ...
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • Author, tap dancer, sociologist among 'genius grant' winners

    CHICAGO – A tap dancer who has spent her life demanding respect for an overlooked art form. A writer at the center of the national conversation about ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 10:26 pm
  • Police training canceled because of Illinois budget crisis

    CHICAGO – Police departments across Illinois say the state budget stalemate has left them struggling to provide necessary training to officers on ever ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • Ex-House Speaker Hastert lawyers talking possible plea deal

    CHICAGO – A possible plea agreement is being negotiated in the hush-money case of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, attorneys told a judge Mon ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert's lawyers talking possible plea deal

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert's attorneys are talking with prosecutors about a possible plea deal in the Republican's hush-money ...
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Kirk campaign launches unusual attack on Chicago Tribune

    CHICAGO – Sen. Mark Kirk’s campaign has launched an unusual public attack on a Chicago Tribune reporter, accusing him of “bullying” former and current ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • How Illinois spends federal aid for water infrastructure

    CHICAGO – Illinois is framed and bisected by water. Bounded by the Mississippi, the Ohio, the Wabash; cut diagonally by the Illinois; dotted with lake ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Activists warn budget impasse may mean more landfill garbage

    SPRINGFIELD – Environmental groups have warned that the state budget standoff could lead to more trash headed to landfills across Illinois.
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Metra to test free wireless internet on 10 cars

    CHICAGO – Metro Chicago’s commuter rail agency plans to offer free wireless internet to passengers on 10 cars to test whether to offer the service sys ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Court tosses inmate’s $10 million suit for escape

    CHICAGO – An inmate who escaped from a high-rise federal jail in Chicago has an unusual theory on who’s to blame: He said the government was negligent ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Ex-lawmaker, felon wants delay in reporting to prison

    CHICAGO – A former Illinois state representative sentenced to five months in prison for pocketing a $7,000 bribe is asking for a delay in his surrende ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Ruling: Controversial bleachers to be removed

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A suburban Chicago school district will tear down sports stadium bleachers after the state Supreme Court ruled the district wrongfully ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 12:31 am
  • Caterpillar says it could cut 10,000 jobs to reduce costs

    Caterpillar is planning another round of job cuts that could exceed 10,000 people through 2018, as the construction and mining equipment maker adjusts ...
    Sept. 24, 2015 - 10:45 am
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