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  • 16-year-old Illinois girl earns masters’ degree

    NORTH CHICAGO – A 16-year-old girl from northern Illinois has earned her master’s degree and is starting doctoral studies.
    May 11, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Peoria officers hosting workshop

    PEORIA – Two Peoria police officers are hosting a workshop this weekend on a department policy that officials said has drawn questions since protests ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Illinois turns over marijuana applications to attorneys

    CHICAGO – Illinois has turned over 13,000 pages of documents to attorneys challenging how the state awarded one medical marijuana business license, ma ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:28 pm
  • Struggles persist as Illinois horse tracks push for slots

    COLLINSVILLE – The promotions meant to drum up interest in horse racing at 90-year-old Fairmount Park among customers more comfortable staring at an i ...
    May 10, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • D.C. airports official named Chicago aviation commissioner

    CHICAGO – A woman who oversaw airport construction projects in Washington, D.C., has been named Chicago’s new aviation commissioner.
    May 10, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Bernie Sanders has had 4 decades to rehearse stump speech

    MONTPELIER, Vt. – Once a democratic socialist, always a democratic socialist. Once a scold of big money in politics, still a scold.
    May 10, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Report: More lobbyists in Springfield than past 5 years

    SPRINGFIELD – The number of lobbyists seeking out public officials in Springfield is at the highest level in five years, according to a newspaper repo ...
    May 10, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Hundreds line up to be extras in Spike Lee's 'Chiraq'

    CHICAGO – Several hundred people lined up in Chicago over the weekend for a chance to be cast as extras in Spike Lee’s film about violence in the city ...
    May 10, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Nearly half of states expect to confront big budget gaps

    ATLANTA – With the nation’s economy at its healthiest since the Great Recession, a surprising trend is emerging among the states – large budget gaps.
    May 9, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Baggage handler killed in vehicle crash at Midway airport

    CHICAGO – A Southwest Airlines employee driving a baggage vehicle was killed in a crash at Chicago’s Midway International Airport.
    May 9, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Newspaper: Most Chicago DUI checkpoints in minority areas

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department has set up far more roadside sobriety checkpoints in minority communities in recent years than it has in predo ...
    May 9, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Shots fired at Chicago officers prompt 5-hour standoff

    CHICAGO – A five-hour standoff ended with SWAT team officers taking several people into custody at an apartment building on Chicago’s North Side.
    May 9, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Illinois State Police gets FAA approval to use drones

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Police say they’ve received approval to use drones to photograph crash and crime scenes. But the agency is avoiding term ...
    May 9, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Illinois environmental agency concerned with rail fuel spill

    SIDNEY – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency says Union Pacific Railroad has failed to properly clean up diesel fuel that leaked from one of ...
    May 9, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Things to know about the Illinois court ruling on pensions

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers have another burden awaiting them on their return to the Capitol this week after the state Supreme Court rejected a l ...
    May 9, 2015 - 11:51 pm
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