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  • Illinois measure would give victims more rights

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois voters going to the polls in November will be asked whether victims should have greater rights protected by the state constitut ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • looks to Obamas, Hillary Clinton for support

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn plans to lean on some heavy Democratic hitters with strong ties to the state as his re-election campaign against Rep ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Fire recovery beginning in downtown Rock Island

    ROCK ISLAND (AP) – Rock Island residents have started the recovery process after a weekend fire ripped through the heart of downtown, destroying or da ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Rahm Emanuel pushes ban on asking about criminal record on job applications

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to expand a state law that prevents employers from asking job seekers about their criminal records before o ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Springfield man gets 12 years for hiding gun

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A Springfield man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after admitting he tried to hide a gun used in a fatal shooting.
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 8:23 am
  • USDA: Illinois corn harvest continues lagging

    SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois' corn harvest continues creeping along, though recently favorable weather enabled growe ...
    Sept. 30, 2014 - 8:22 am
  • Opposition to school funding bill irks Manar

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Republicans, fearing that majority Democrats could take money away from their suburban Chicago school districts in a post ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:10 pm
  • Answers about lingering delays at Chicago airports

    NEW YORK – Traffic at Chicago's two busiest airports was slowly returning to more normal levels Monday, three days after a fire at a regional air traf ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Fire strikes Minooka house

    MINOOKA – A fire caused major damage on the second floor, attic and roof of a residence in Minooka early Monday morning, according to a news release f ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • Shane Lamb recants testimony in missing Johnsburg teen’s 2002 murder

    WOODSTOCK – The state's key witness in a murder case has recanted his statements, saying his testimony that convicted another man was all a lie.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • Illinois police urge drivers to be wary of deer

    PEORIA (AP) – The Illinois State Police encouraged drivers to be more aware of deer this fall, especially in rural parts of the state.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • 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
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