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  • Biden: Voters can ‘stop the march’ of tea party

    DAVENPORT, Iowa – Campaigning in one of the nation’s key U.S. Senate contests, Vice President Joe Biden said Monday that keeping Democratic control of ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:04 pm
  • At least 2 injured in Homer Glen after Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm hayride trailer tips

    HOMER GLEN – At least two people were injured Monday afternoon when a tractor rolled over at Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • Lake Villa man drowns in Stanton Bay

    LAKE VILLA – The Lake Villa man, whose body was recovered Sunday night from Stanton Bay in Lake Villa, has been identified by the Lake County Coroner' ...
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Plane makes emergency landing in Illinois field

    LIBERTY – A twin-propeller airplane has made an emergency landing in a western Illinois soybean field after running out of fuel.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 8:33 am
  • Rauner firm oversight a focus of governor race

    CHICAGO – In the race for Illinois governor, no one quibbles with the fact that Republican Bruce Rauner has been financially successful in the private ...
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • 200 Illinois National Guard members return home

    SPRINGFIELD – More than 200 Illinois National Guard soldiers who served in Kuwait are back home.Cere ...
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Illinois prosecutes gas stations evading sales tax

    CHICAGO – Illinois officials said crackdown on gas station owners accused of evading state sales taxes has recovered more than $100 million.
    Oct. 26, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Civil War statue returning to downtown Rockford

    ROCKFORD – A 114-year-old Civil War statue will be returned to downtown Rockford after decades at another location.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • State Farm seeks to test drones in Illinois

    BLOOMINGTON – State Farm insurance company is seeking federal approval to test drones in evaluating property damage and responding to natural disaster ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Costly Capitol renovations recognized for design

    CHICAGO – The architectural firm behind the expensive and much criticized doorway renovations at the Illinois state capitol has received a coveted awa ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:42 pm
  • Chicago Fire Department hired few blacks in 2014

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Fire Department hired far more whites than African-Americans this year – raising concerns again that the same department that wa ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Madigan, Rauner spend big on races

    DES PLAINES – State Rep. Marty Moylan tells voters he’s not your typical Democrat as he bikes from house to house on the campaign trail, handing out y ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Illinois GOP files lawsuit over poll practices

    ROCK ISLAND – Illinois Republicans are asking for court intervention in Rock Island County after they say proper election procedure isn't being follow ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:30 pm
  • Cheaper fuel helps United's third quarter profit take off

    CHICAGO – United Airlines appears to be hitting its stride after struggling to make a 2010 merger pay off.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Caterpillar beats Wall Street third quarter forecasts

    PEORIA – Caterpillar's belt tightening paid off in the third quarter as the manufacturer easily beat Wall Street expectations and raised its outlook f ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 8:38 am
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