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  • Without a Illinois state budget, providers prepare, officials go to court

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ government weathered its second day without a state budget Thursday, and while legislative chambers were silent, service provi ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:23 pm
  • 10,000 toilet paper rolls stolen from Illinois charity

    SPRINGFIELD – Police in Springfield are investigating after someone stole 10,000 rolls of toilet paper from a central Illinois food pantry.
    July 1, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Rockford police to start using stun guns again after 6 years

    ROCKFORD – The Rockford Police Department says that electronic stun guns are returning after a six-year absence.
    July 1, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Illinois congregation donates church to college

    WEST FRANKFORT – Members of a dwindling congregation in southern Illinois have donated their church to a small area college.
    July 1, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Rauner budget chief: Dems' spending plan 'unconstitutional'

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget director says a one-month spending plan proposed by Democrats is "unconstitutional" because it wou ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • State medical marijuana patients now at 2,600

    CHICAGO – With the number of Illinois medical marijuana patients inching slowly upward to 2,600 on Wednesday, the state’s licensed growers are fine-tu ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Mayor: Chicago school cuts to include layoffs, less maintenance

    CHICAGO – Chicago school and city officials detailed $200 million in cuts – including layoffs, scaled-back maintenance and reduced transportation – to ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:59 pm
  • Illinois House defeats 1-month budget, battle continues

    SPRINGFIELD – A spending plan allowing Illinois to limp through the month while a long-term budget battle rages failed in the House Wednesday and hope ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Ex-Illinois women's basketball players sue school, coach

    URBANA – Seven former University of Illinois women's basketball players have sued the university, accusing coach Matt Bollant and a former assistant o ...
    July 1, 2015 - 1:20 pm
  • Democrats push 1-month budget; Gov. Bruce Rauner, GOP likely to oppose

    SPRINGFIELD – Democrats pushed Wednesday for a one-month spending plan they said would allow critical services to continue as Illinois enters a new fi ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • United Airlines investing $30M in biofuels producer

    United Airlines said it is investing $30 million in a biofuels company to reduce its vulnerability to oil-price shocks and limits on carbon emissions ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:24 pm
  • Review board recommends firing of Chicago officer

    CHICAGO – For the first time in the nearly eight years since it was formed, the Chicago agency that investigates police misconduct has recommended tha ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Democrats propose 1-month state budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner appeared ready Tuesday to reject a Democratic proposal aimed at keeping state services functioning ...
    June 30, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner moves to avoid state government shutdown

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ Republican governor and the state’s largest employee union moved Monday to avoid a partial government shutdown, with the union ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:05 pm
  • Chicago’s archbishop calls for compassion

    CHICAGO – Archbishop Blase Cupich of Chicago is calling on Roman Catholics to be compassionate toward gay people following the U.S. Supreme Court’s de ...
    June 29, 2015 - 10:00 pm
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