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  • Rahm Emanuel's critics scurry to find 2015 challenger

    CHICAGO – Rahm Emanuel swept into the Chicago mayor's office with support from across the city, a nod from favorite son Barack Obama and a promise — s ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Illinois sees year's 1st human case of West Nile

    SPRINGFIELD – Health officials in Illinois are reporting the state's first human case of West Nile virus this year.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 8:29 am
  • Former Illinois school bus driver jailed for DUI

    WHEATON – A former school bus driver from northern Illinois has been sentenced to 20 days in jail for driving drunk while on duty.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 8:28 am
  • State hearing focuses on cutting greenhouse gases

    CHICAGO – Illinois regulators on Monday began formal hearings on how the state should meet tougher federal limits on pollutants blamed for global warm ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Audit: Illinois overdrew federal Medicaid dollars

    CHICAGO – Illinois used faulty methods for withdrawing federal Medicaid money, resulting in "a perpetual 'treadmill effect'" of regular overdraws of d ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Experts say centuries-old Quincy elm not dying

    QUINCY – Experts have declared that an American elm tree that could be nearly four centuries old is not dying.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Business group to discuss cutting greenhouse gases

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Commerce Commission is holding hearings on how to reduce the state's global warming pollution.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • GOP newcomers say lack of experience asset in 2014

    CHICAGO – A suburban accountant and a retired downstate Marine say their lack of political experience is actually a big asset in the race to unseat tw ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Illinois colleges to be smoke-free indoors and out

    CHICAGO – Smoking will be banned indoors and out on all Illinois public college and university campuses starting next summer under legislation signed ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Police: Nude man tried to rob Rockford bank

    ROCKFORD – Rockford police have arrested a 32-year-old man they say tried to rob a bank while naked.
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Native Americans connect to past with gardens

    CHICAGO – A train roars by as Native American children and instructors climb up a railroad embankment in Chicago, headed toward a barren patch of land ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • U.S. service members say private cars are missing

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE – Hundreds of U.S. service members are reporting that their privately owned vehicles have gone missing or been damaged while bein ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Illinois to end relationship with lottery vendor

    CHICAGO – Illinois will end its contract with the private vendor that operates the $2 billion-a-year state lottery over "serious concerns" with compan ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • 'Fort Knox' security for Illinois marijuana trade

    CHICAGO – Medical marijuana in Illinois will be encased in vaults, monitored by security guards and protected by fingerprint-recognition biometrics.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 2:26 pm
  • Deere to lay off 600 employees at Midwest sites

    MOLINE — Agricultural equipment maker Deere is announcing it will indefinitely lay off more than 600 employees at four of its factories in the Midwest ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:09 am
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