State News

  • WIU increases tuition this fall about 3 percent

    MACOMB — It will cost about 3 percent more to attend Western Illinois University this fall.The schoo ...
    March 31, 2014 - 12:53 pm
  • Durbin, Quinn push for minimum wage increase

    CHICAGO — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn have joined labor unions and workers to push for raising the minimum wage.
    March 31, 2014 - 12:52 pm
  • Ceremony provides military honors at Ill. cemetery

    CLEAR LAKE — A ceremony will be held this week to recognize a dozen veterans who were buried in a central Illinois cemetery without military honors.
    March 31, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • Panel reviewing rejected concealed carry permits

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois State Police have processed about one-fifth of the objections filed by residents whose concealed carry permit applications have ...
    March 31, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Bill automatically expunges some juvenile arrests

    CHICAGO — Chicago's mayor is throwing his support behind legislation that would automatically expunge certain juvenile arrest records.
    March 31, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Illinois makes last push for health insurance sign-up

    CHICAGO – Illinois officials are making a final push to enroll residents in the state's Health Insurance Marketplace.
    March 31, 2014 - 8:35 am
  • FTC says Sunday car sales ban bad for competition

    SPRINGFIELD – Federal regulators say Illinois' longstanding ban on Sunday automobile sales isn't good for competition and can be harmful to the market ...
    March 31, 2014 - 8:32 am
  • CTA reopens O’Hare station after derailment

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Transit Authority station at O’Hare International Airport is reopen, nearly a week after the derailment of a Blue Line train.
    March 30, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Hybrid court for drug offenders saves county money

    DECATUR – A central Illinois county is successfully saving money through a hybrid court program that keeps drug offenders out of prison and helps them ...
    March 30, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Illinois Gov. Quinn honors life of Cesar Chavez

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn is honoring the life of Cesar Chavez, the activist whose personal story is the subject of a new film.
    March 30, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Sustainable living theme of annual Illinois expo

    BLOOMINGTON – Fashion from thrift stores, cooking with organically grown food and protecting the Mahomet Aquifer will be featured in presentations by ...
    March 30, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Illinois historic site kicks off poetry month

    SPRINGFIELD – A state historic site in Springfield is set to kick off its poetry month with readings and an art contest for kids.
    March 30, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Illinois lawmakers push for state retirement plan

    SPRINGFIELD – Opponents of a proposed state retirement savings program for private-sector workers say the Democratic-backed plan would burden small bu ...
    March 30, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Mechanic guarded recovered Nazi plunder

    MANTENO – The cast of characters came to include actor George Clooney, Nazi villain Hermann Goering, a daring group of art professors and museum curat ...
    March 30, 2014 - 12:16 am
  • Chicago easing public housing ban for ex-offenders

    CHICAGO – The city of Chicago will begin easing restrictions that have prevented former prison inmates from living in public housing.
    March 30, 2014 - 12:01 am
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