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  • Residents observe Prophetstown fire anniversary

    PROPHETSTOWN (AP) — A small community in northwestern Illinois has marked the first anniversary of a damaging fire.
    July 16, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • GOP’s Rauner has $3.5M for Ill. governor race

    CHICAGO – Republican Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) says he raised about $8 million in the second quarter and has about $3.5 million on hand for his bid for ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Medical marijuana rules OK’d by committee

    CHICAGO – An Illinois legislative committee approved rules Tuesday for the state’s medical cannabis program, which means would-be growers and retailer ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Preckwinkle rules out bid for Chicago mayor

    CHICAGO — Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is ruling out a 2015 bid for Chicago mayor.Sp ...
    July 15, 2014 - 3:33 pm
  • Illinois prisons overtime costs top $60M again

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Corrections has paid over $60 million in overtime costs for the second year in a row.
    July 15, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • Illinois issues new rules for concealed-carry denials

    CHICAGO – A flurry of lawsuits from people who were rejected for concealed carry permits has prompted the Illinois State Police to announce it will re ...
    July 15, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Illinois governor hopefuls exchange criticisms

    CHICAGO – The candidates for Illinois governor hammered each other Monday, with Republican Bruce Rauner saying that Gov. Pat Quinn hasn’t delivered fo ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Illinois AG sues, alleging student loan debt scams

    CHICAGO – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed lawsuits Monday against two companies she said are scamming people who are paying student loan ...
    July 14, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Funeral held for ex-US Sen. Alan Dixon of Illinois

    BELLEVILLE– Former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon was laid to rest Monday after being eulogized by his son and former colleagues as a devoted public servant sav ...
    July 14, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Rauner: Not involved with facilities facing suits

    CHICAGO (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is responding to claims that a long-term care company tied to his former private equity ...
    July 14, 2014 - 5:04 pm
  • New policy will shine light on Chicago police

    CHICAGO — A law school professor says Chicago's decision to publicly release information about police misconduct investigations will shine a light on ...
    July 14, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • New Cook County Health CEO searching for savings

    CHICAGO — A published report says the new CEO of Cook County's health system has a big job ahead: finding $67 million in savings to help erase a proje ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Chicago man arrested in photographer's death

    CHICAGO — Chicago police say a Chicago man has been arrested on a first-degree murder charge in the weekend slaying of a 28-year-old freelance photogr ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Man accused of shooting 5 in Centreville

    BELLEVILLE – A southwestern Illinois man is accused of shooting a 7-year-old girl and four other people after an altercation.
    July 14, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Peoria man wants to withdraw plea in wife's death

    PEKIN – A central Illinois man who was sentenced to 55 years in prison for fatally shooting his wife says he wants to retract his guilty plea.
    July 14, 2014 - 8:36 am
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