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  • Some Illinois colleges crediting students for MAP grants

    SPRINGFIELD – The lack of an Illinois budget means the agency that administers state-funded college grant money for students can’t pay schools to cove ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Former Western Illinois Univ. campus on market for $5.5M

    MOLINE – Western Illinois University’s former Moline campus is up for sale.The (Moline) Dispatch rep ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner opens Illinois State Fair despite not having budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner, the former college football quarterback, presaged Friday's Illinois State Fair kickoff with a pep-rally cheer: "Let's ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • Shootings in Aurora already match 2014 levels

    AURORA – Data show that the city of Aurora has recorded as many shootings so far this year as it did all of last year.
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Police department protests camera law

    SHILOH – One police department in southwestern Illinois plans to keep new body cameras in the boxes they came in over objections to new comprehensive ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Schock attorneys attempts to get records

    PEORIA – Despite earlier signs of an agreement, attorneys for former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock are again tussling with prosecutors over their demand that ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Artist outraged at ‘plagiarism’ of his sculpture in China

    LONDON – Renowned artist Anish Kapoor has expressed outrage about the appearance of a sculpture in China that appears identical to his “Cloud Gate” in ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Ill. Democrats relent, adopt federal funds bill

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House agreed Wednesday to unlock $5.2 billion in federal funding for such things as energy assistance, family nutrition and ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • U of Illinois to dismiss chancellor

    URBANA – University Of Illinois trustees plan to begin the process of firing Chancellor Phyllis Wise rather than accept her resignation and pay her a ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s campaign defends staff payroll

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s campaign manager said Wednesday the Illinois Republican did things “by the book” when he gave a campaign job to a pers ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs police guidelines for body cameras

    CHICAGO – Illinois has become one of the first states nationwide to establish wide-ranging law enforcement rules for body cameras, bias-free policing ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • EA Sports drops Patrick Kane from NHL 16 promotional plans

    EA Sports dropped Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane from promoting and appearing on the cover of its NHL 16 video game because he is under police i ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • Rauner administration: Reject bonus for U of Illinois’ Wise

    CHAMPAIGN – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Tuesday pushed University of Illinois trustees to reject a deal that would pay Chancellor Phyllis Wi ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Bomb squad removes WWII ordnance from home

    MATTOON – The bomb squad from the University of Illinois has removed a World War II-era ordnance from a Mattoon house.
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • Scorsese, DiCaprio to adapt ‘Devil in the White City’

    NEW YORK – Erik Larson’s “The Devil in the White City” is finally headed to the big screen, with Martin Scorsese directing and Leonardo DiCaprio starr ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 9:29 pm
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