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  • McLean County Landfill threatened as waste piles up

    BLOOMINGTON – McLean County residents and businesses dumped much more garbage in 2014 over a year earlier — waste that goes to a landfill that could b ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 8:24 am
  • Illinois State University breaks private fundraising record

    NORMAL – Illinois State University says it has broken its previous private fundraising record by receiving $36.8 million in donations during the fisca ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 8:23 am
  • Illinois governor wants reform ideas considered as package

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner said he wants state legislators to take up a new comprehensive proposal including several of his agenda items as a package ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Chicago cookie tradition fading away

    CHICAGO – Fans of longtime Chicago cookie company Maurice Lenell have only days to get dwindling supplies left on store shelves.
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 9:33 pm
  • More veterans could take advantage of Rock Island cemetery

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL – Many veterans and their family members who could qualify aren’t taking advantage of free burials at Rock Island National Cemeter ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Army skydivers returning to Fort Bragg after team member’s death

    CHICAGO – Members of a U.S. Army skydiving team will return to their base where they will have access to counseling after a parachutist from their uni ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Eastern Illinois University readying for layoffs

    CHARLESTON – Eastern Illinois University plans an unspecified number of layoffs on campus this week as the school tries to make financial plans for th ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Mistake conceded in Schock document release

    SPRINGFIELD – The government has acknowledged that there was no “leak” of documents in a federal investigation of former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock.
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 9:31 pm
  • Rauner signs bills affecting veterans

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed several bills Sunday affecting Illinois veterans, including a measure establishing a discount card program and ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • U.S. Army skydiver dies from Chicago air show injuries

    CHICAGO – A U.S. Army skydiver who had served five tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan died Sunday from injuries suffered in a midair collision with ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Chicago police-involved shooting seriously injures man

    CHICAGO – Authorities said a man has been shot and seriously injured by a Chicago police officer during a traffic stop. Chicago police said in a state ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Adult ad website at center of debate

    CHICAGO – The adult ads on are endless – written in a sort of risque code to avoid implying something illegal, yet still obvious invitati ...
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • 2 parachutists injured at Chicago Air & Water Show

    CHICAGO – Two parachutists were seriously injured Saturday during the Chicago Air & Water Show, including one who witnesses say clipped the top of a h ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Woman files lawsuit in husband's tent-collapse death

    WOOD DALE – The wife of a man killed when a tent collapsed at a suburban Chicago festival has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit.
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Health system seeks state approval for new Rockford hospital

    ROCKFORD – A northern Illinois health system plans to build a new 188-bed hospital in Rockford and is in the process of submitting paperwork on its pr ...
    Aug. 15, 2015 - 9:49 pm
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