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  • Immigration detainers down in McLean County

    BLOOMINGTON — Federal immigration detainers have dropped in a central Illinois county where they sparked protests two years ago.
    July 24, 2014 - 12:55 pm
  • 16-year-old boy shot dead in Chicago house

    CHICAGO — Chicago police say a 16-year-old boy is dead after a bullet fired from outside came through a window and struck him inside a South Side home ...
    July 24, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Man robbed by fake police on Illinois highway

    LITCHFIELD — Illinois State Police say a driver was robbed on Interstate 55 near Litchfield by men who impersonated police officers.
    July 24, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Illinois farmers benefit from manure share program

    DECATUR — Illinois gardeners and livestock owners have formed mutually beneficial relationships through a free online manure exchange program.
    July 24, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Loves Park veteran raising funds for flag legacy

    LOVES PARK – A northern Illinois World War II veteran who gives away free American flags every Memorial Day has raised $4,000 for a fund to keep the t ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:31 pm
  • State lawmaker: Concealed carry law 'complicated'

    SPRINGFIELD — A state senator said the law he helped push through that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is too tough on gun owners ...
    July 23, 2014 - 3:19 pm
  • Quinn signs legislation to combat flooding

    OAK LAWN — Gov. Pat Quinn has approved legislation aimed at tackling flooding around Illinois and protecting drinking water.
    July 23, 2014 - 2:49 pm
  • Emails raise questions of politics in 2010 program

    CHICAGO — Emails turned over to a legislative panel have raised questions about the role of politics in Gov. Pat Quinn's defunct anti-violence program ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  • Illinois man retried, found not guilty in slaying

    CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who was granted a new trial for a slaying he was convicted of nearly two decades ago has been acquitted and set ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:14 pm
  • Illinois patients to docs: 'What about marijuana?'

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois doctors, nursing homes, hospitals and hospice organizations are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state's new me ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:40 pm
  • U of I trustees consider increasing arena budget

    CHICAGO (AP) — When University of Illinois trustees meet in Chicago they will consider adding $4.5 million to the budget for the renovation of the Sta ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:36 pm
  • Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday intended to create jobs and help repair and improve Illin ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:36 pm
  • Lawyers: Factor court decision into pensions case

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Lawyers representing state retiree groups say they aim to use a recent Supreme Court decision on health care benefits as a wa ...
    July 22, 2014 - 4:22 pm
  • Rockford man charged in second killing

    ROCKFORD (AP) — A man accused of killing a high school friend was charged Tuesday in a second northern Illinois killing.
    July 22, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Illinois insurance subsidies in place for now

    CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say Illinois health insurance customers shouldn't feel any immediate effect of a federal appeals court panel's ruling as a co ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:13 pm
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