State News

  • Chicago-only casino option to face scrutiny

    SPRINGIFELD – The regionally divisive concept of expanding gambling only in Chicago is expected to be a central issue in hearings Wednesday as an Illi ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:19 pm
  • Farmers off to slow start planting corn crop

    ST. LOUIS – Most years about this time, northern Illinois farmer Monty Whipple, like so many Midwest growers, would be riding high in his monstrous pl ...
    April 15, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Chicago-only casino option at issue in hearing

    SPRINGIFELD, Ill. (AP) — The option of expanding Illinois gambling only in Chicago will be a central issue during an all-day hearing on legislation.
    April 15, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • Review: University of Illinois finances improved

    URBANA – The University of Illinois has brought in about $300 million a year more than it has spent since 2010 but has put off more than a billion dol ...
    April 15, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • Cemetery workers endured brutal winter

    CHAMPAIGN — When a blizzard shut down schools, government agencies and businesses across the state on Jan. 6, Patrick Lewis and two assistants were on ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Experts: winter ice, winds damaged Illinois trees

    DECATUR — This year's particularly nasty winter has taken its toll on trees across Illinois.Tree tri ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • Zebra to spend $3.45B on Motorola business

    LINCOLNSHIRE — Zebra Technologies will spend more than $3 billion to buy the enterprise business of Motorola Solutions in a considerable expansion tha ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:21 am
  • Peoria school district lays off 200 workers

    PEORIA — Peoria's school board has voted to lay off nearly 200 employees — mostly full- and part-time teachers.
    April 15, 2014 - 8:08 am
  • Ill. House panel plans daylong gambling hearing

    CHICAGO — An Illinois House committee is planning a daylong hearing on gambling expansion in the state.
    April 15, 2014 - 8:07 am
  • 13-year-old accused of bringing to gun school

    AURORA — An 8th grader at a suburban Chicago middle school was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after a loaded handgun was found insid ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:06 am
  • Illinois gas station owners oppose tax hike

    SPRINGFIELD – Increasing fuel taxes to pay for Illinois road construction will hurt businesses – and hit consumers at the pump, gas station owners sai ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Congressional report presses for e-cig rules

    RICHMOND, Va. – Concerns about electronic cigarettes, including flavors and marketing that could appeal to young people, underscore the need to regula ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Gov. Quinn tour highlights questions of taxes

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn’s tour of the state to push his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers quickly turned political Monday as both he and ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Steely Dan to play Illinois State Fair

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Grammy Award-winning rock band Steely Dan will play this year's Illinois State Fair.
    April 14, 2014 - 4:39 pm
  • U of Chicago student died of alcohol poisoning

    CHICAGO — The Cook County medical examiner says a University of Chicago student found dead in his campus dorm room in February died of alcohol poisoni ...
    April 14, 2014 - 12:50 pm
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