State News

  • Senate nixes budget votes; Cullerton blames Rauner

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate’s top Democrat abruptly canceled critical votes Wednesday on a plan to end the state’s historic budget stalemate, ac ...
    March 2, 2017 - 12:26 am
  • Photos: Tornadoes strike Ottawa, Naplate area

    Severe weather hits the Ottawa area ...
    March 1, 2017 - 8:00 am
  • Weather service, governor to survey Illinois storm damage

    OTTAWA, Ill. – The National Weather Service says survey teams will be moving across Illinois to catalog damage and determine the number of tornados th ...
    March 1, 2017 - 7:55 am
  • At least 2 dead after tornadoes touch down in central US

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Tornadoes touched down in the upper Midwest and northern Arkansas on Tuesday, killing at least two people, as a spring-like storm ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:27 pm
  • Rauner simplifies job-application program ahead of possible AFSCME strike

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration said Tuesday that it has made it simpler to round up temporary workers in case the state’s major publ ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:45 pm
  • Illinois Senate makes progress on 'grand bargain'

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate lurched forward on a budget compromise Tuesday but the critical votes for breaking the historic budget stalemate are ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:45 pm
  • Illinois town in Trump territory backs detained immigrant

    WEST FRANKFORT – A southern Illinois community that solidly backed President Donald Trump has rallied behind a Mexican restaurant manager who doesn’t ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:45 pm
  • School seminar near Chicago sparks civil rights, race debate

    WINNETKA – When a largely white public school nestled in Chicago’s wealthiest suburbs planned a daylong civil rights seminar, it drafted two National ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • Best tactic for some governors is to avoid mention of Trump

    WASHINGTON – These should be heady times for the GOP as the nation’s governors prepare to gather for their winter meeting in Washington, D.C. Republic ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 12:14 am
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