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  • Illinois prisons struggle with backup power issues

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Department of Corrections officials are investigating a prison power outage to decide whether the state's correctional faciliti ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Illinois starts accepting medical marijuana requests

    CHICAGO – Thousands of patients in Illinois will be able to apply for special ID cards allowing them to use medical marijuana under a new state law.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:10 am
  • Gov. Quinn plans to live on minimum wage for a week

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn, who has made his push to raise the state’s minimum wage a key component of his re-election campaign, said Sunday he will liv ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 12:32 am
  • Beyond governor race, big stakes in Illinois vote

    CHICAGO – Anyone in Illinois who’s turned on a TV in recent weeks knows the race for governor is shaping up as a no-holds-barred, no-expenses-spared s ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • GOP sees gains in Ill. voters tuning out

    DECATUR – The candidates for Illinois congressional seats heard all about it during visits with voters in August: Disgust with Washington. Dismay over ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • U of I facing scrutiny over job-offer decision

    URBANA – The University of Illinois is facing scrutiny as classes resume from some of its faculty, other academics and students over its decision to r ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • 20-year-old woman guilty in Joliet double murder

    JOLIET – A 20-year-old woman faces a mandatory life sentence after a judge found her guilty Friday of taking part in a grisly double murder in Joliet ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes

    CHICAGO – The candidates for Illinois governor sharpened their attacks on each other Thursday, with Gov. Pat Quinn saying Bruce Rauner’s plan to tax s ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Judge hears allegations against Chicago officer

    CHICAGO – Prosecutors say a veteran Chicago police commander accused of misconduct chased a suspect into an abandoned home, stuck a gun down his throa ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • Bait dumping offers invaders path to Great lakes

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Inadequate regulation of the bait fish trade and carelessness on the part of anglers may be allowing invasive species — includi ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 1:01 pm
  • Galesburg teachers end strike after contract deal

    GALESBURG – Galesburg teachers have ended a two-week strike after their union reached a tentative contract agreement with the board of education.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 9:52 am
  • Chicago schools getting $10M for Safe Passage

    CHICAGO – The state of Illinois is giving Chicago Public Schools $10 million to expand a program that provides safe routes to classes for thousands of ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Bruce Rauner broadens Ag Department patronage criticism

    SPRINGFIELD – The GOP candidate for Illinois governor broadened his criticism of state agriculture officials Wednesday, saying the department was “ful ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • 2 Chicago men sue taxi company over brief kiss

    CHICAGO – Two Chicago men sued a taxi company this week, alleging a driver tried to kick them out of his cab because they shared a short kiss.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Vallas: Rauner plan would cost public schools $4 billion

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Bruce Rauner’s proposal to dump a temporary state income tax increase would cost public schools $4 billion a year and lead to ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:34 pm
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