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  • Effingham High School offers new manufacturing class

    EFFINGHAM – It’s been a challenge learning all the equipment in the new “Manufacturing Skills” class at Effingham High School. But students have becom ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 10:13 pm
  • McHenry man gets 10 years on cocaine charge

    WOODSTOCK – A McHenry man was sentenced this week to 10 years behind bars, but could be eligible for release in four years or less, his attorney says.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 3:44 pm
  • Bruce Rauner says Illinois state budget 'worse than discussed'

    SPRINGFIELD – As lawmakers reconvene for the final week of their annual veto session, Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said Tuesday at the state Cap ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 3:39 pm
  • $42K in jewelry stolen from vehicle in Cary

    CARY – More than $42,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from an unlocked vehicle, Cary Police said.The ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 2:08 pm
  • Dog rescued from Fox River Grove pond after falling through ice

    FOX RIVER GROVE — It took about five minutes for the Fox River Grove Fire Department to rescue a dog after it fell through some ice and into a freezin ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 2:07 pm
  • Chicago to increase minimum wage to $13 by 2019

    CHICAGO – The Chicago City Council has overwhelmingly supported a measure to increase the city's minimum wage to $13 by 2019.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 1:16 pm
  • Judge Karmeier keeps Illinois Supreme Court seat

    NASHVILLE (AP) – An Illinois Supreme Court justice who narrowly fended off a campaign to keep him from winning retention says the ordeal merits rethin ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:23 am
  • November was 4th-coldest on record in Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – There's a reason you pulled out the parka last month.Illinois State Climatologist Jim An ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • Incoming U of I president may start work early

    CHAMPAIGN – Incoming University of Illinois system president Timothy Killeen has said he would like to begin his new job earlier than his official Jul ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Minimum wage is set to rise in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Chicago is set to become the latest U.S. city to raise its minimum wage, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel fast-tracks a politically popular plan to rea ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Chicago set to raise minimum wage to $13

    CHICAGO – Chicago is set to become the latest U.S. city to raise its minimum wage, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel fast-tracks a politically popular plan to rea ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Crystal Lake woman died after Thanksgiving Day crash in South Suburbs

    HOMER GLEN - An 87-year-old Crystal Lake woman has died following a car crash Thursday.Elaine Tychse ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 12:17 pm
  • Missing Morton woman found in submerged car

    HUDSON – Authorities say the body of a missing 83-year-old central Illinois woman has been pulled from her car found submerged in a lake.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:39 am
  • Question on wage looms over Illinois lawmakers’ final three-day session

    SPRINGFIELD – The biggest issue hanging over Illinois lawmakers in a final three-day veto session this week is whether they can muster the votes to ap ...
    Nov. 30, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Illinois treasurer's race 3rd-closest since 1900

    SPRINGFIELD – Michael Freichs' 9,225-vote victory in the race for state treasurer was the third-closest statewide contest in more than a century, acco ...
    Nov. 30, 2014 - 10:01 pm
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