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  • St. Charles Mayor suspends Filling Station late night permit from Dec. 1-Jan. 1

    ST. CHARLES – The Filling Station Pub and Grill will have its liquor license suspended for three straight days and its 2 a.m. late night permit on hol ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 9:11 am
  • Lindenhurst man killed in Route 120 crash near Volo

    VOLO – A Lindenhurst man died Tuesday in a five-vehicle crash along Route 120, the Lake County Coroner's Office said.
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 9:07 am
  • 2 credit houses take no major action on Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Two major credit houses aren’t overly worried about an Illinois judge tossing out a pension overhaul designed to close a $100 billion de ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Washington still focused on tornado recovery

    WASHINGTON – A year after deadly tornadoes ravaged Washington, the rebuilding rate is high and the community is even more tight-knit, according to a c ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:25 pm
  • Obama pitches immigration steps in his hometown

    CHICAGO – Selling his executive action on immigration, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that contributions to the U.S. by a broad patchwork of immi ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 9:24 pm
  • Driver hospitalized after truck catches fire after crash near Huntley

    A man was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries Tuesday after the pickup he was driving crashed into a tree and went up in flames, the Huntley ...
    Nov. 25, 2014 - 1:30 pm
  • FAA: Funding determines upgrades

    CHICAGO – The Federal Aviation Administration outlined steps Monday to improve its security and air traffic control backup systems following the sabot ...
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 11:52 pm
  • The Gift of Giving

    CHICAGO – On a memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with an announcement: She was about to hand out money.
    Nov. 24, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Illinois prepares for immigration action

    CHICAGO – Obama travels to his home state next week to detail his executive actions, which potentially shield from deportation as many as 5 million im ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Fall harvest nearly complete in Illinois

    PEORIA – A successful harvest season is wrapping up in central Illinois as farmers finish gathering their corn and soybean crops from the fields.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Judge rules Illinois pension law unconstitutional

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois judge tossed out a landmark law Friday intended to fix the nation’s worst government-employee pension crisis, ruling that th ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Bruce Rauner: Illinois' finances 'stunningly bad'

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner says Illinois' financial condition is "stunningly bad" and it will require "strong action" to fix it. But he's n ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 12:33 pm
  • Geneva murder trial pushed to February

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A Geneva man charged with his wife's murder must now wait until after the new year for a trial.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Algonquin increases telecommunications tax by about 60 percent

    ALGONQUIN – Village trustees recently hiked a tax on Algonquin residents’ phone bills by roughly 60 percent to help officials maintain playgrounds, bi ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 8:32 am
  • Illinois minimum wage would be $11 under plan OK'd by Senate panel

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a revamped proposal that would increase Illinois' minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017 ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 8:26 pm
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