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  • Illinois State board picks new chairman

    NORMAL– Illinois State University's trustees have elected a veteran board member as their new chairman.
    July 26, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Kirk again calls for removal of VA hospital director

    BERWYN – Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk continues to call for the removal of upper management at Hines VA Hospital outside Chicago.
    July 26, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Dropping crop prices may push rents down

    URBANA – Farmers who rent land will probably need to renegotiate what they pay after watching corn and soybean prices fall, a process that could uncom ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Boone County man held in alleged child battering

    BELVIDERE – A Machesney Park man being held on $300,000 bond for allegedly battering his girlfriend's 7-month old child faces additional charges of as ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • NJ Gov. Christie campaigns for Rauner in Chicago

    CHICAGO – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stopped in Chicago Friday to campaign for Republican Bruce Rauner, calling his bid to defeat Illinois Gov. Pa ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

    CHICAGO – Fast food workers said they’re prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national conve ...
    July 25, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • ATF director to tour new Chicago gun center

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois toured a new Chicago center authorities say may help stem gun-related violence in the nation's third ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • Feds' immigrant figures may not give full story

    CHICAGO (AP) — Recent data released by the federal government may reflect only a fraction of how many unaccompanied children apprehended at the U.S.-M ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:10 pm
  • NJ Gov. Christie to campaign for Rauner in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is stopping in Chicago Friday to support Republican Bruce Rauner's campaign for Illinois governor, a rac ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:08 pm
  • Man, 18, charged in child death held without bond

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County judge has ordered an 18-year-old charged in the shooting death of an 11-year-old held without bond.
    July 25, 2014 - 3:03 pm
  • Emerald ash borer found in central Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Agriculture says the destructive emerald ash borer has been found in two central Illinois counties.
    July 25, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • Cook County to get $4.7 million for construction

    CHICAGO – Cook County is getting more than $4.7 million from the state for construction projects, including new roofs for buildings at area colleges.
    July 25, 2014 - 8:55 am
  • Chicago authorities charge man in child’s death

    CHICAGO – A Chicago teen accused of shooting dead an 11-year-old girl was aiming his gun at members of a rival gang when a bullet struck the girl as s ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Chicago lawyer named ambassador to Czech Republic

    CHICAGO – A Chicago attorney has been confirmed as the United States’ ambassador to the Czech Republic.
    July 24, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Cook County to cut buildings’ carbon emissions

    CHICAGO – Cook County buildings will be getting greener.The county’s Board of Commissioners has appr ...
    July 24, 2014 - 11:53 pm
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