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  • Rauner: Progress made on budget deal

    LA GRANGE – Gov. Bruce Rauner and other Republicans said Monday that bipartisan groups of Illinois lawmakers are making progress on changes Rauner has ...
    May 9, 2016 - 11:17 pm
  • Belleville Vietnam memorial is teen's Eagle Scout project

    BELLEVILLE – A Belleville East High School Boy Scout could see his project to create a local Vietnam veterans memorial dedicated by month’s end.
    May 8, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • Lawmakers seek to limit phone-tracking technology

    SPRINGFIELD – Law enforcement departments’ powerful devices that mimic cell towers and track phone locations are raising privacy concerns and inspirin ...
    May 8, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • State’s attorney wants out of Chicago cop’s case

    CHICAGO – Cook County’s embattled state’s attorney asked a judge Thursday to appoint a special prosecutor to take over the case against a white Chicag ...
    May 6, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • Illinois Democrats weighing higher taxes for the wealthy

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Democrats delayed a measure to tax millionaires at higher rates if voters approved the plan in November.
    May 3, 2016 - 10:54 pm
  • Chicago Public Schools: Students can access bathrooms by 'gender identity'

    CHICAGO – The nation's third-largest school district has outlined new rules allowing students access to bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to ...
    May 3, 2016 - 12:19 pm
  • Illinois House likely to vote today on graduated income tax

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Democrats who want the state to tax millionaires at higher rates plan to take up a measure that would ultimately let vote ...
    May 3, 2016 - 6:55 am
  • Study: 7 of 10 most profitable U.S. hospitals are nonprofits

    CHICAGO – Seven of the 10 most profitable U.S. hospitals are nonprofits, according to new research, including one in Urbana, Illinois, where hospital ...
    May 2, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • For some, Chicago State flawed but final shot at degree

    CHICAGO – Most of the more than 4,000 students at Chicago State University on the city's south side are black, have low incomes and, like their school ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:10 pm
  • Champaign police officer waives jury in sex assault case

    CHAMPAIGN – A Champaign police officer charged with sex crimes involving three women in two counties has waived his right to a jury trial in one of th ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:06 pm
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