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  • Florida man arrested at Chicago airport for gun in suitcase

    CHICAGO – Authorities in Chicago said a Florida man has been arrested for having a loaded gun in his briefcase at Midway International Airport.
    March 8, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Illinois joins high court case favoring same-sex marriage

    CHICAGO – Illinois has joined a group of states filing arguments with the U.S. Supreme Court that the Constitution requires approval of same-sex marri ...
    March 8, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Belleville seeks to recover money linked to fraud case

    BELLEVILLE – Belleville and several other Illinois cities are trying to recover money lost in allegedly fraudulent investments linked to a Florida bus ...
    March 8, 2015 - 9:16 pm
  • U of I to oppose elimination of employee tuition waivers

    SPRINGFIELD – University of Illinois officials said they will oppose a plan in the Legislature to abolish the 50 percent tuition waivers offered to ch ...
    March 8, 2015 - 9:16 pm
  • State Police: No more paper applications for FOID cards

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Police is phasing out paper applications for firearm owner identification cards.
    March 7, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • 2 oil cars still burning at Illinois derailment site

    GALENA – Two rail cars remain on fire at the site where an oil train derailed this week in western Illinois. But authorities say they did not have to ...
    March 7, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Illinois Tollway warns of email phishing scam

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Tollway officials say no customer accounts were compromised in a recent scam involving fake emails.
    March 7, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Distracted drivers could get prison time for fatal crashes

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Fatal crashes caused by illegal cellphone use should carry penalties similar to those imposed on drunk drivers who kill, a suburba ...
    March 7, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Lawmaker seeks to lift ban on Sunday car sales in Illinois

    CHICAGO – Legislation to lift a 32-year-old ban on Sunday car sales in Illinois is under consideration again in the state Senate.
    March 7, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Oil train derailment involved safer tank cars

    GALENA – The rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a Galena oil train derailment this week had been retrofitted with protective shiel ...
    March 6, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Unions ask for Rauner lawsuit dismissal

    CHICAGO – Illinois labor unions are trying to keep Gov. Bruce Rauner’s lawsuit over nonmember dues from potentially curbing union power nationwide.
    March 6, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Illinois oil train derailment involved safer tank cars

    GALENA – Railroad company officials say a fiery oil train derailment in western Illinois involved tank cars that already meet a higher safety standard ...
    March 6, 2015 - 8:36 am
  • Plan would ax university employee tuition breaks for kids

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois lawmaker is proposing that the state do away with tuition breaks for children of employees at public universities.
    March 5, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Charges filed against 2 named to build car charging stations

    CHICAGO – The former owners of a California-based company tasked to build electric car charging stations in Illinois have been charged with fraud.
    March 5, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Construction digs up historic neighborhood

    SPRINGFIELD – State and federal officials are asking the public for input on the future of the remains of an old neighborhood with ties to a 1908 race ...
    March 4, 2015 - 10:23 pm
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