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  • Ex-trooper again seeks license since deadly wreck

    MOUNT VERNON – A former Illinois state trooper trying for a fifth time to get his driver's license back since a deadly 2007 crash admits he caused the ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 9:08 am
  • Illinois Democrats make play for unity, victory

    SPRINGFIELD – Faced with a crucial mid-term election where Republicans are seeking to reclaim the governor's mansion, Illinois Democrats used an annua ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:22 pm
  • 10,300 Illinoisans' health coverage in jeopardy

    CHICAGO — More than 10,000 Illinois residents who bought insurance through President Barack Obama's health care law could have their coverage canceled ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • 12-year-old Illinois girl sells steer for $100K

    SPRINGFIELD — A 12-year-old Morris girl needs a bigger piggy bank.Shaelye Varner showed the grand ch ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Group studying gun trafficking to meet in Chicago

    CHICAGO — A group of lawmakers studying ways to curb the flow of Illegal guns into Illinois is scheduled to hold its first meeting.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Quinn talks about labor at Democratic breakfast

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has emphasized his support of labor unions in the nationally-watched governor's contest.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Galesburg teachers strike over contract

    GALESBURG – Members of a northwestern Illinois teachers union are on strike after rejecting a contract offered by the public school district.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Sheriff: Illinois pilot dies in helicopter crash

    MANSFIELD – Central Illinois authorities say a helicopter pilot has died after hitting power lines and crashing in a soybean field.
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 8:30 am
  • Rule would limit immigrant driver's license calls

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois wants to head off businesses that are swamping the Secretary of State's office with robotic requests for appointments for speci ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Illinois treasurer race heats up over accusations

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republican candidate for Treasurer Tom Cross' campaign accused his Democratic opponent Tuesday of financial mismanagement and p ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 8:44 pm
  • Illinois state education reports from 2013 overdue

    SPRINGFIELD – Problems collecting information have forced a delay in the release of last year's state education reports, Illinois State Board of Educa ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • Illinois treasurer race heats up over accusations

    SPRINGFIELD – The normally lackluster race for Illinois state treasurer is becoming increasingly contentious.
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 2:45 pm
  • Moline parents plead not guilty in son's death

    ROCK ISLAND — The parents of an infant boy have pleaded not guilty to charges that they caused his death by rolling over onto him while sleeping and i ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Prosecutor: Evidence from 100 Alton cases missing

    EDWARDSVILLE — Authorities in southwestern Illinois are trying to determine how and why evidence in more than 100 Alton cases has been destroyed or di ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:35 am
  • Illinois state education reports from 2013 overdue

    SPRINGFIELD — Problems collecting information have forced a delay in the release of last year's state education reports, Illinois State Board of Educa ...
    Aug. 12, 2014 - 11:34 am
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