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  • Governor candidates focus on business, hiring

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ gubernatorial campaigns clashed over business dealings and state hiring Monday, with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate accu ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Springfield cemetery restoring Abe Lincoln's vault

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A vault that temporarily held Abraham Lincoln's body is set to be restored for an upcoming event that will mark the anniversary of ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Chicago teen charged as adult in sexual assault of pregnant college student

    CHICAGO – A 17-year-old boy who sexually assaulted a pregnant college student and locked her in the trunk of a car has been charged as an adult with a ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 8:53 am
  • Thieves strike fancy store in Chicago's Gold Coast

    CHICAGO – Patrol officers early Monday found the front windows shattered at the high-end Moncler store in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood and severa ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 8:51 am
  • Rauner’s schools plan raises eyebrows

    SPRINGFIELD – Proposals to tie teacher merit pay to student test scores and alter tenure policies to make it easier to fire bad teachers are among the ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Chicago alderman challenging Emanuel

    CHICAGO – A Chicago alderman announced Saturday he’ll challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015, saying the city deserves a leader who looks out for everyd ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • U.S. awards $12M to Illinois health centers

    SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $11.7 million in funding to community health centers across Illinois, Sen. ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Chabon novel chosen for Chicago reading initiative

    CHICAGO – Chicago residents are being encouraged to enter a world of superheroes through the city’s popular One Book, One Chicago program.
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Medical marijuana law sponsor defends secret bids

    SPRINGFIELD – The state lawmaker who sponsored Illinois' medical marijuana law said it bars the release of information about those applying to grow an ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

    INDIANAPOLIS – Hundreds of workers protesting what some are calling fast-food-like wages walked off the job Saturday at a Lear Corp. plant in northwes ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Freshmen enrollment drops at U. of Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – Freshman enrollment at the University of Illinois's flagship campus is down this semester by 5.4 percent from a year ago, according to the ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • 5 men from Kankakee area hit with gun charges

    URBANA – Five men are in federal custody on gun charges resulting from investigations of gun violence in the Kankakee area, the U.S. attorney's office ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • Cops: Pathologists’ findings led to murder charge

    ST. LOUIS – Murder charges against a former Illinois prosecutor and Big Ten football standout in his wife’s death eight years ago are rooted in pathol ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • U of Illinois trustees won’t hire professor

    URBANA – University of Illinois trustees Thursday voted not to hire a professor whose anti-Israel Twitter messages were deemed anti-Semitic by some, r ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers push plan for police cameras

    SPRINGFIELD – Two Illinois lawmakers on Thursday pushed for a hike in traffic and other fines to raise money for police body cameras and dashboard cam ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 3:39 pm
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