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  • Gov. Rauner appoints new medical marijuana director

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed an attorney from his staff to direct the state’s medical marijuana program.
    June 5, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Indiana governor: State ‘deeply committed’ to steel industry

    GARY, Ind. – Gov. Mike Pence visited U.S. Steel’s plant in Gary amid hundreds of layoffs at the northern Indiana mill, telling workers that the state ...
    June 5, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Sister: Brother was sexually abused by ex-Speaker Hastert

    WASHINGTON – A Montana woman says the FBI interviewed her last month about her allegations that her brother was sexually abused while in high school b ...
    June 5, 2015 - 9:17 am
  • Durbin backs Duckworth for Democratic Senate nomination

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is endorsing Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth for the party's nomination to oppose incumbent Republican Sen. Mark Kirk ne ...
    June 4, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Woman allegedly placed puppy in hot oven, killing it

    URBANA – A central Illinois woman faces charges of animal torture and aggravated cruelty to animals for allegedly placing her former boyfriend's pit b ...
    June 4, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Longtime State Farm CEO stepping down

    BLOOMINGTON – State Farm Insurance Cos. announced Thursday that Chief Operating Officer Michael Tipsord will become its next chief executive, succeedi ...
    June 4, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Federal agents remove items from Schock's Illinois office

    PEORIA – Federal agents removed items from former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's campaign office in central Illinois on Thursday, according to published rep ...
    June 4, 2015 - 10:30 pm
  • Man convicted in stabbing of mother, 2 daughters sentenced

    CHICAGO – A Chicago man convicted in the 2010 deaths of a mother and her two daughters, one of whom said to be his girlfriend, has been sentenced to l ...
    June 4, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • Rauner aide’s criticism earns Democrats’ retort

    SPRINGFIELD – Criticism of lawmakers by a top aide of Gov. Bruce Rauner led to a scorching exchange on the Illinois House floor.
    June 4, 2015 - 10:29 pm
  • House advances workers’ comp bill, debate ensues

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats touted Thursday what they called a compromise over the budget impasse with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. But the plan ...
    June 4, 2015 - 10:29 pm
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