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  • Officials 2 more infants from Illinois day care have measles

    CHICAGO – Health officials say two more infants from a suburban Chicago day care have measles, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in Illino ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • On records request, Illinois attorney general plays 2 roles

    SPRINGFIELD – Upon taking office last month, Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs sought Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s advice on his campaign promise to ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • Gov. Rauner strikes first blow against public sector unions

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner struck a first official blow Monday against the public sector labor unions he has frequently criticized by ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Officials: 8 suburban Chicago residents have measles

    CHICAGO – Health officials said three more cases of measles have been confirmed in suburban Chicago, bringing the total number of cases to eight.
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner eliminates 'fair share' union dues for state workers

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has stepped up his campaign against government employee unions by eliminating so-called "fair share" dues paid by work ...
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Drew Peterson facing charges he tried to solicit a murder

    JOLIET – Drew Peterson is facing felony charges of solicitation of a murder.Online records for the R ...
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Self-financed candidates often biggest donors in state races

    DES MOINES, Iowa – The biggest donors in state-level elections last year were often self-financed candidates. Here are some of those who topped the mo ...
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 11:04 am
  • Taxi driver found shot dead in Maywood

    MAYWOOD – Police in Maywood said a taxi driver was found shot to death behind the wheel of his cab. Maywood police spokesman Officer Persia Allen said ...
    Feb. 8, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Joliet man killed after being struck by train

    JOLIET TOWNSHIP - A Joliet man was killed Saturday afternoon after he was struck by a freight train.
    Feb. 8, 2015 - 2:12 pm
  • Creators of Abraham Lincoln museum to mark 10th anniversary

    SPRINGFIELD – Some of the people who helped make the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum a reality are returning to help celebrate its 10t ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Schiller Park, Rockford women among immigrants accused of aiding ISIS

    CHICAGO – Six Bosnian immigrants accused of sending money and military equipment to extremist groups in Syria used Facebook, PayPal and other readily ...
    Feb. 7, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Rockford man pleads guilty to charges

    ROCKFORD – A Rockford man has pleaded guilty to charges that he created fake money orders totaling more than $500,000.
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Audit: Illinois keeps making health care payments for dead

    SPRINGFIELD – A new report finds Illinois has continued making health care payments for people who died, despite officials saying last year that the p ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • U.S. Rep. Schock plays fine in Peoria despite controversies

    PEORIA – U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s lavish office decorations patterned after “Downton Abbey” don’t play nearly as badly in Peoria as in Washington, D.C ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Chicago-area measles cases put spotlight on day care centers

    CHICAGO – Measles infections in five babies at a Palatine day care center reveal a potential weak link in public-health efforts to contain the disease ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 11:22 pm
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