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  • Promises: Illinois’ Rauner now faces expectations he raised

    CHICAGO – Bruce Rauner made a lot of promises as he campaigned to be Illinois’ next governor. Starting with his inauguration Monday, he’ll be expected ...
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Man convicted in 2012 death of girlfriend

    WAUKEGAN – A Lake County judge has set a March 3 sentencing date for a suburban Chicago man found guilty in the death of his girlfriend.
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 11:57 pm
  • Time short for Quinn on Illinois medical marijuana licenses

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn's administration is running out of time to award the potentially lucrative licenses to run medical marijuana businesses in Il ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Quinn pardons man wrongfully convicted in 1993 murder

    CHICAGO – A northern Illinois man who spent more than a decade in prison before DNA evidence cleared him in the 1993 murder of his girlfriend was pard ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Kane County Animal Control: No cause determined in death of horse found frozen

    MAPLE PARK – No cause was determined in the death of a horse found frozen at a farm Wednesday in Virgil Township near Maple Park, Kane County Animal C ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Advisers suggest plan for Bruce Rauner's first 100 days in office

    CHICAGO – Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner can "usher in a new era" in Illinois, a committee advising the Republican businessman said Friday in offering recomm ...
    Jan. 9, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Illinois General Assembly OKs special election legislation

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' Democratic-led General Assembly approved legislation Thursday establishing a special election in two years' time for state com ...
    Jan. 8, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Democrats plan election vote despite Rauner’s opposition

    SPRINGFIELD – The Democrat-controlled General Assembly plans to convene today and vote on whether to hold a special election in two years for state co ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • School reveals plan to develop parks in Obama library bid

    CHICAGO – The University of Chicago has revealed details of its plan to build on one of two South Side public parks as part of its bid to bring Barack ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Experts: Lincoln library needs better governance

    SPRINGFIELD – A byzantine governance structure is hampering the 10-year-old Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s progress and modernizati ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Illinois town bids farewell to victim of Kentucky crash

    NASHVILLE – A 14-year-old southern Illinois girl killed with three relatives in a Kentucky plane crash that her younger cousin survived has been eulog ...
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 12:38 pm
  • Outgoing Gov. Quinn takes looks back, offers hints at future

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn is characterizing his tenure as one of fairness – trying to create jobs by inking a capital construction plan, legalizing sam ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Snow expected from Midwest to Northeast, then bitter cold

    CHICAGO – A winter weather system expected to dump more than a foot of snow in some places has begun its trek east, with a separate blast of arctic ai ...
    Jan. 6, 2015 - 8:55 am
  • Can Illinois’ new GOP governor deliver on the hype?

    CHICAGO – Bruce Rauner became a Republican rock star when he unseated a Democratic governor in left-leaning Illinois, pledging to run Barack Obama’s h ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • University of Illinois suggests holding line on in-state tuition

    URBANA – Incoming freshmen from Illinois would see no increase in base tuition at the University of Illinois next fall under a proposal announced by t ...
    Jan. 5, 2015 - 12:03 pm
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