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  • Sen. Dick Durbin to seek probe of Aurora air center sabotage

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday that he will seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control ce ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 9:31 am
  • Rauner giving veers left and right

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner and his wife, Diana, have given hundreds of thousands of dollars to protect abortion rights a ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Roland Burris allegations arise in pre-trial hearing

    CHICAGO – An Illinois Democrat appointed by disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to a U.S. Senate seat in 2008 has become an issue in the lead-up to ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:08 pm
  • Air travel slowly recovers after sabotage

    CHICAGO – The nation’s air travel system slowly began to recover Saturday after an alleged act of employee sabotage at a large regional air traffic co ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 8:08 pm
  • Illinois schools seeking detector installation

    SPRINGFIELD – Some Illinois school officials who don’t want to wait months to find out if they have to install carbon monoxide detectors are taking ma ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Quinn touts support from women without Steinem

    CHICAGO – Famed women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem did not make it to Chicago as scheduled Friday to personally endorse Gov. Pat Quinn in a tough ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Illinois air traffic center fire snarls flights

    CHICAGO – A contract employee set fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center where he worked, bringing two of the nation's busiest airports ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Authorities unsure of motive in Aurora air control fire that grounded Chicago flights

    CHICAGO – Authorities still don't know why a contract employee started a fire Friday at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility that forced th ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 4:40 pm
  • Cary may put a hold on chicken discussion

    CARY – A trustee who supports allowing chickens in town, is asking that the discussion on the matter be put on hold.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • Coast Guard : Be careful, water getting colder

    CHICAGO – It may be a beautiful and even warm time of year to go boating on Lake Michigan, but the Coast Guard said that water temperatures are droppi ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 8:22 am
  • Man found in Aurora Traffic Control Center with self-inflicted wound, some flights resume

    CHICAGO – A contract employee suspected of setting a fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center brought two of the nation's busiest airport ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • 2024 candidates hope to learn from Chicago’s loss

    CHICAGO – Every day for a year after his most painful professional setback, the chief of Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympics got hit with some form of ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Snowy owls settle into new home at Decatur center

    DECATUR – A recent addition at the Illinois Raptor Center, a snowy owl named Yeti, is settling into her new home.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Comptroller rivals clash on approach to backlog

    SPRINGFIELD – With Illinois battling the nation’s worst unfunded pension liability, the two outspoken statewide office holders vying for its check-wri ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Report: 12 firms linked to Bruce Rauner went bankrupt

    SPRINGFIELD – A published report says that at least a dozen of the many companies owned by the investment firm of GOP governor candidate Bruce Rauner ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 4:11 pm
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