State News

  • Rand Paul: School choice could expand GOP

    CHICAGO – Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said voters in perennial Democratic strongholds such as Chicago and Milwaukee will think differently if they see Rep ...
    April 22, 2014 - 10:23 pm
  • 2014 Illinois State Fair theme 'Making Memories'

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The theme of this summer's Illinois State Fair is "Making Memories."Organiz ...
    April 22, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Mayor orders air conditioning for Chicago schools

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ordered that air conditioning be added to every classroom in the Chicago Public Schools during the next five ...
    April 22, 2014 - 12:36 pm
  • 10 in Chicago area accused of benefits fraud

    CHICAGO – The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago has accused ten area residents of stealing a combined $1.27 million in separate Social Security fraud ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Illinois lottery winner wants to help abused women

    OAK PARK – A suburban Chicago lottery winner says she wants to use part of her winnings to help abused women and children.
    April 22, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Cahokia police probe shooting death

    CAHOKIA – Police in the southwestern Illinois village of Cahokia are looking for two people for questioning in the shooting death of a 21-year-old man ...
    April 22, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Chicago promotes bike-share program

    CHICAGO – With the arrival of warmer weather, the city of Chicago is promoting its bicycle-sharing program.
    April 21, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Mayors’ group pushes for Illinois pension reform

    CHICAGO – Illinois mayors from Rockford to Peoria reiterated their call Monday for lawmakers to overhaul local police and fire pension systems to avoi ...
    April 21, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Durkin: Obama library unaffordable, impractical for Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – The top Republican in the Illinois House on Monday criticized majority Democrats’ plan to offer $100 million in taxpayer money to lure B ...
    April 22, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • Quinn's taxes show little change from year before

    CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn has released 2013 income tax returns showing he earned roughly the same as previous years and donated a little more to charit ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:42 pm
  • Residents prepare for Utica tornado anniversary

    UTICA — Residents in north-central Illinois on Monday were marking the 10th anniversary of a devastating tornado by honoring the eight people killed i ...
    April 21, 2014 - 1:40 pm
  • Woman's body found in Kishwaukee River

    ROCKFORD — Northern Illinois authorities are investigating after a kayaker found a woman's body in the Kishwaukee River.
    April 21, 2014 - 1:20 pm
  • Mayors' group pushes for Illinois pension reform

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mayors from across Illinois are set to hold a news conference, hoping to encourage state lawmakers to make changes to pension systems f ...
    April 21, 2014 - 9:21 am
  • Officials: HIV infections on rise in southern Ill.

    MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — Public health officials say HIV cases in southern Illinois are on the rise.
    April 21, 2014 - 9:20 am
  • Durbin says he’s taking Oberweis seriously

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said he’s taking his opponent in the November election more seriously than any challenger since he first was elected t ...
    April 21, 2014 - 12:03 am
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