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  • 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
  • High school head injury lawsuit filed

    CHICAGO – A former high school quarterback followed in the steps of one-time pro and college players Saturday by suing a sports governing body – in th ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 4:52 pm
  • St. Charles man charged with DUI in fatal crash

    ST. CHARLES - A 23-year-old St. Charles man has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol after a crash Friday afternoon tha ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Illinois Route 66 gets electric charging stations

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ portion of historic Route 66 is getting a high-tech upgrade with the installation of a network of electric vehicle charging statio ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Plan would use medical marijuana to fund education

    CHICAGO – A well-known Chicago civil rights attorney wants to branch out into the medical marijuana business and is pledging to donate half of the ear ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Video gambling’s spread in Illinois raising cash, eyebrows

    CHAMPAIGN – Since video gambling began in Illinois two years ago, the slot-like terminals have been showing up in places lawmakers never imagined – fl ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Insurance sign-ups coming to shopping malls

    CHICAGO – The Obama administration will promote health insurance coverage at shopping malls starting on Black Friday and continuing through the busies ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • New Lincoln museum exhibit has bed where he died

    SPRINGFIELD – A new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln museum is offering visitors a glimpse at some of the most significant and historic items in the pre ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 11:42 pm
  • St. Charles Mayor suspends Filling Station late night permit from Dec. 1-Jan. 1

    ST. CHARLES – The Filling Station Pub and Grill will have its liquor license suspended for three straight days and its 2 a.m. late night permit on hol ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 9:11 am
  • Lindenhurst man killed in Route 120 crash near Volo

    VOLO – A Lindenhurst man died Tuesday in a five-vehicle crash along Route 120, the Lake County Coroner's Office said.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 9:08 am
  • 2 credit houses take no major action on Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Two major credit houses aren’t overly worried about an Illinois judge tossing out a pension overhaul designed to close a $100 billion de ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:25 pm
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