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  • Quinn administration refuses to explain hiring fix

    SPRINGFIELD – When a good-government campaigner sued Gov. Pat Quinn in April over political hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation, the a ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • GOP’s Oberweis says Durbin bullied Walgreen

    CHICAGO – As U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin declared victory Wednesday for Walgreen Co.'s decision to keep its headquarters in Illinois, Republican businessman ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Quinn signs payroll card legislation backed by AG

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on two legislative proposals aimed at helping consumers avoid additional fees, but some lawmakers and advoca ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • 40 Illinois State Police troopers to help Chicago

    CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn says Illinois State Police will send 40 troopers to Chicago to help city police patrol neighborhoods.
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 1:31 pm
  • Illinois parents charged with baby's death

    MOLINE — Authorities in western Illinois have arrested the parents who allegedly went to bed intoxicated and killed their 4-month-old son when they ro ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 12:06 pm
  • Rock Island 4-year-old dies after hit by vehicle

    ROCK ISLAND — A 4-year-old girl who was struck by a vehicle in Rock Island last week and later died has been identified.
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • Mentally ill prisoners costing more in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Treating and housing mentally ill prisoners is costing more in Illinois.The Springfiel ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Lincoln’s handwriting found on book about race

    SPRINGFIELD – For years, librarians at a small central Illinois library gossiped that a tattered book lying on one of its shelves justifying racism ma ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Urbana sets rules for marijuana growth, sales

    URBANA — City Council members in Urbana set up rules governing where and how marijuana could be grown and sold in the city.
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 12:51 pm
  • Illinois researchers help declining turtle species

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says it is taking steps to protect the state's alligator snapping turtles.
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 12:16 pm
  • Gun group wants Peoria firearms ordinance changed

    PEORIA — A gun rights group is taking a close look at a provision in Peoria's firearms ordinance that requires people to provide a thumb print when bu ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Ill. man pleads not guilty to rest stop killing

    DIXON — A Rockford man charged in the deaths of two people has pleaded not guilty to murdering one of them at a northern Illinois highway rest stop.
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 12:14 pm
  • Ruling: SIU-Carbondale owes $1.9M in back pay

    CARBONDALE – An administrative law judge says Southern Illinois University officials in Carbondale bargained in bad faith with unions and owes 1,500 c ...
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 8:49 am
  • Jury convicts Chicago man in deadly Peoria fire

    PEORIA – Jurors in Peoria have convicted a Chicago man of killing four people when he set an apartment fire in 2010.
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • Lawmaker pleads to misdemeanor; faced 17 felonies

    CHICAGO – An Illinois lawmaker who faced nearly 20 federal bank-fraud charges that could have landed him in prison for decades pleaded guilty Monday t ...
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:21 pm
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