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  • Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger: Pay for officeholders to be delayed

    CHICAGO – Lawmakers from the governor on down will start waiting for their paychecks like others whose payments from the state have been delayed due t ...
    April 17, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • Chicago union says clock has started toward teachers' strike

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Teachers Union said on Saturday the countdown toward a possible strike had begun after it rejected the recommendation of a neutr ...
    April 17, 2016 - 7:25 am
  • Illinois sheriff on video releases: Public has right to know

    CHICAGO – The sheriff who oversees one of the nation's most crowded jails voluntarily released video Friday that shows half a dozen incidents of exces ...
    April 15, 2016 - 1:58 pm
  • USDA: Cooler temperatures delay Illinois planting

    SPRINGFIELD – Federal officials say cooler temperatures sometimes dipping below freezing have prohibited Illinois agricultural producers from planting ...
    April 14, 2016 - 9:56 am
  • Judge suggests he'll factor in Hastert lies for sentencing

    CHICAGO – Dennis Hastert’s lawyers have suggested that what occurred with a 14-year-old in a motel decades ago might not qualify as sexual abuse, whil ...
    April 13, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • Report: Chicago police have 'no regard' for minority lives

    CHICAGO – Police in Chicago have "no regard for the sanctity of life when it comes to people of color" and have alienated blacks and Hispanics for dec ...
    April 13, 2016 - 12:52 pm
  • Problems identified with Texas jail where Sandra Bland died

    DALLAS – The small-town Texas jail where Sandra Bland died last summer needs a new building, more expertise among its staff to identify mental health ...
    April 13, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Consumers who bought LCD electronics could receive cash

    DeKALB – Illinois consumers who think they overpaid for LCD electronics may be able to recoup some cash from a $104 million class action settlement.
    April 12, 2016 - 12:34 am
  • Transit systems eye Uber, Lyft for savings on the disabled

    BOSTON – Several U.S. transit systems looking to defray costs of providing services for the disabled are weighing partnerships with Uber and Lyft, uns ...
    April 10, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • SIU launches probe after complaints of racist comments

    CARBONDALE – Reports of racial epithets by some Southern Illinois University students at Carbondale campus residence hall forums have prompted an inve ...
    April 11, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Students at 24 Illinois colleges object to state budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD – Students at two dozen Illinois colleges have penned an open letter to Gov. Bruce Rauner and lawmakers about the 10-month stalemate on a ...
    April 9, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Small town turns on Hastert as details of allegations emerge

    YORKVILLE – The small town that boasted of the role it played in Dennis Hastert's ascent from high school wrestling coach to speaker of the U.S. House ...
    April 9, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Illinois State spending 20 percent below budgeted amount

    NORMAL – Illinois State University has fared better than most others across the state amid the ongoing budget crisis, according to school officials.
    April 9, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • School officials say 250 union members worked during strike

    CHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools officials said 247 members of the Chicago Teachers Union reported for work April 1, the day teachers walked out class ...
    April 9, 2016 - 10:58 pm
  • Man who fled to Mexico after fatal hit-and-run sentenced

    CHICAGO – A man who fled to Mexico following a 2009 hit-and-run that killed a DePaul University student has been sentenced in Chicago to eight years i ...
    April 9, 2016 - 10:58 pm
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