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  • FBI: Decatur man charged with armed robbery, murder

    SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Attorney’s Office said a Decatur man has been charged with robbing a convenience store, then killing a woman to keep her from t ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Illinois agencies cover half the pay for Gov. Rauner’s staff

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner promised a leaner, more transparent administration than his predecessors, yet he’s rigorously following their time-hon ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Illinois State Fair vendors may have payment delays

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Fair vendors have agreed to work even though their paychecks may be delayed because of state budget issues, event organiz ...
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Governor signs bill giving DUI violators another chance

    SPRINGFIELD – Offenders with four or more drunken driving convictions will be able to get a restricted driving permit if they prove they are alcohol a ...
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Judge: DNA from officers’ gun can be evidence

    CHICAGO – A judge on Wednesday ruled that DNA evidence from the gun a Chicago police commander allegedly shoved into the throat of a suspect can be pr ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 7:57 pm
  • Illinois Senate votes to reject salary increase

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers will forego a roughly $1,400 pay raise under legislation approved by the state Senate.
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 7:57 pm
  • Rauner signs law allowing 'right to try' experimental drugs

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation allowing terminally ill patients in Illinois to use experimental drugs that might help them.
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 7:55 pm
  • Rauner: ‘No lockout’ of state workers, but strike possible

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday that he won’t lock out state workers if his administration and the largest public-employee union can’t ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 7:53 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner notifies unions of plans to lay off 171 workers

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner plans to lay off at least 171 state employees because of Illinois' budget crisis.
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • State Senate OKs plan to spend $4.8B in federal funds

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers approved a plan Tuesday to direct almost $5 billion in federal funds to social service agencies after one advocate de ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Forecasters confirm tornado struck Lake County

    WOOD DALE – The National Weather Service said storms that moved through the Chicago area Sunday produced an EF-1 tornado.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Man convicted in death of policeman

    CHICAGO – A Cook County judge has returned a guilty verdict against a man accused in the shooting death of a Chicago police officer.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • State workers' suit against Rep. Tammy Duckworth spills into Senate bid

    JONESBORO – A civil lawsuit alleging ethics violations nearly a decade ago has become an issue in a Democratic congresswoman's bid to unseat first-ter ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Blagojevich attorney to ask court for rehearing

    CHICAGO – Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will ask a full appellate court in Chicago to rehear his appeal after a panel of three judges recently ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 9:57 pm
  • Nonprofit gets $7.2M from Chase settlement

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation is benefiting from a $7.2 million windfall that the state was given in a settlement with Chase.
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 9:57 pm
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