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  • Marriage ruling means Illinois couples recognized elsewhere

    CHICAGO – For Illinois residents, the most immediate impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide is that same-sex c ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Former Illinois U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds indicted on tax charges

    CHICAGO – A former U.S. congressman from Illinois who has been in legal trouble before is in legal trouble again — this time for allegedly not filing ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Gov. Rauner vetoes budget; some services could stop

    SPRINGFIELD – State money for services from child care to road construction could stop in Illinois starting next week after Republican Gov. Bruce Raun ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Inmates file suit against Illinois Department of Corrections

    CHICAGO – A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Chicago federal court on behalf of three inmates accuses the Illinois Department of Corrections of routinely us ...
    June 25, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Starved Rock visitors urged to take care

    UTICA – Officials are urging visitors at Starved Rock State Park to take care while hiking because recent storms have left trails wet and muddy.
    June 24, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • House rejects legislation restricting severance

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House has rejected legislation that would cap the size of severance packages community colleges can offer to departing admi ...
    June 24, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Coal City continues recovery after tornadoes

    COAL CITY – The mayor of Coal City says recovery efforts continue with eight public crews two days after tornadoes struck northern Illinois earlier th ...
    June 24, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Gov. Rauner moves to keep schools open during budget clash

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Wednesday to increase state funding for education, ensuring schools remain open even if a disp ...
    June 25, 2015 - 12:52 pm
  • Dems battle themselves on schools pension bill

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats’ cross-party dispute in the state Capitol turned internal Tuesday when the majority party in the House failed to appr ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Court keeps alive Planned Parenthood case

    CHICAGO – An Illinois appellate court has ruled a lower court made a mistake when it dismissed a lawsuit challenging the opening of a suburban Chicago ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Navy Pier to debut new Ferris wheel next year

    CHICAGO – Navy Pier plans to debut a bigger and more luxurious 196-foot Ferris wheel when the Chicago tourist attraction celebrates its 100th annivers ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:06 pm
  • Midwest states clean up after storms spawn tornadoes

    CHICAGO – Strong storms that swept across northern Illinois spawned at least four tornadoes, severely damaged homes and forced first responders to pul ...
    June 23, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Searches ongoing in Coal City after tornado damages dozens of structures

    COAL CITY – Emergency crews began a secondary search Tuesday morning in the Coal City area after a tornado caused extensive damage late Monday.
    June 23, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Rockford proposes rules for ride-hailing services

    ROCKFORD – Ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft would be affected by newly proposed rules in Rockford.
    June 22, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Jackson Jr. released from halfway house in Baltimore

    WASHINGTON – Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. returned to his family’s Washington, D.C., home on Monday after leaving a halfway house where he lived ...
    June 22, 2015 - 10:06 pm
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