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  • 3 major newspapers endorse Rauner over Quinn

    CHICAGO – The editorial boards of Illinois’ major news organizations have started weighing in on the Illinois governor’s race, with the Chicago Tribun ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Police: Armed man robs O'Fallon tanning salon

    O'FALLON (AP) – Police in southwestern Illinois are searching for a masked man who robbed a tanning salon at gunpoint.
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 8:20 am
  • Ex-Quinn aide testifies before lawmaker panel

    CHICAGO – The boundaries between state government and political campaigns came into question Thursday as state lawmakers grilled Gov. Pat Quinn’s ex-c ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Candidates for Illinois governor offer differing economic plans

    PEORIA – Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner pitched vastly different strategies Thursday for improving Illinois’ econom ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 12:58 am
  • Illinois governor's debate: 5 things to Watch

    CHICAGO – Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner meet at 8 p.m. Thursday night in Peoria for their first debate in what is ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 1:53 pm
  • Police: Shots fired at 'L' train in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Police say a gunman standing on a subway platform opened fire on an "L'' train in downtown Chicago, though no one was injured.
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 1:30 pm
  • Ruling delayed on detention in Illinois ISIS case

    CHICAGO – A federal magistrate judge has put off ruling on whether a 19-year-old from suburban Chicago accused of trying to join Islamic State militan ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 12:53 pm
  • Batavia officials discuss what to do with crumbling dam

    BATAVIA – City officials are taking another look at what to do with the crumbling dam, which is located just north of the Batavia Riverwalk in downtow ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 8:59 am
  • Peoria woman gets 10 years for nursing home fire

    PEORIA (AP) – A Peoria woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for setting a fire at her nursing home after pleading guilty against her attorne ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Illinois' top doctor says state prepared for Ebola

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ top doctor said Wednesday the state is ready to test for Ebola, but he called a proposal from two Chicago aldermen to screen all i ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • Director: Gov. Pat Quinn anti-violence program mostly sound

    CHICAGO – The former agency head overseeing Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program gave state lawmakers a contrasting picture Wednesday, sayi ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 4:56 pm
  • Chicago aldermen want Ebola screening at airports

    CHICAGO – Two Chicago aldermen want international passengers arriving at the city's two airports screened for the Ebola virus and other infectious dis ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 2:08 pm
  • Judge convicts Joliet man in double murder

    JOLIET – Joshua Miner was found guilty Wednesday of both murders in the Hickory Street street killings.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Plainfield police get 2.5 percent pay hikes

    PLAINFIELD – Plainfield police will get 2.5 percent pay increases in each of the next four years, according to a contract approved this week.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:16 am
  • Johnsburg police officer charged with lying about military record

    JOHNSBURG – A Johnsburg police officer has been indicted on multiple felonies that he lied to several police departments about his military record.
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 9:13 am
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