State News

  • Report: April soil moisture level high

    CHAMPAIGN – Illinois officials said the level of soil moisture is high across Illinois.The Universit ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Fake Peoria mayor Twitter account prompts raid

    PEORIA – Police officers trying to find out who was behind a fake Twitter account set up in the name of Peoria’s mayor have raided a home, seizing com ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Illinois unemployment drops to 5-year-low

    CHICAGO (AP) — State officials say unemployment in Illinois dropped in March to 8.4 percent. That's its lowest level since 2009.
    April 17, 2014 - 12:48 pm
  • Judge puts off ruling in suit against Rutherford

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has delayed a decision about granting Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford's (ROOTH'-ur-furd) request to throw out a lawsu ...
    April 17, 2014 - 12:45 pm
  • Search for Chicago site for George Lucas museum

    CHICAGO (AP) — As Yoda might say: A site for a museum you must find.Those are the marching orders Ch ...
    April 17, 2014 - 12:36 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language

    CHICAGO – Illinois regulators finalizing the state's conditions for medical marijuana have removed a proposed rule that would have barred legal gun ow ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:13 am
  • Emanuel urges Illinois to OK $100M for Obama museum

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is urging Illinois lawmakers to devote $100 million in state funds to help bring President Barack Obama's preside ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Rutherford returns $30 million in unclaimed money

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois state Treasurer Dan Rutherford says his office has returned nearly $30 million in previously unclaimed property to 15,000 owner ...
    April 17, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • Man accused in southwestern Ill. heroin death

    EDWARDSVILLE – A southwestern Illinois man is accused of homicide in connection with a woman's deadly heroin overdose in January.
    April 17, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Metra files reveal years of political patronage

    CHICAGO – Files documenting a lengthy history of political patronage hiring at the Chicago area’s Metra commuter rail agency reveal that some of Illin ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Chicago casino plan draws more support at hearing

    CHICAGO – A proposal for a state-owned Chicago casino won praise Wednesday from business groups and a warmer reception from a state regulatory board t ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Lake Shore Drive reopened after suspicious package

    CHICAGO (AP) — Police investigating a suspicious package on Chicago's famed Lake Shore Drive have reopened the roadway.
    April 16, 2014 - 3:44 pm
  • Judge asked to allow use of lawmaker's statements

    CHICAGO — Prosecutors want to be able to tell jurors about potentially damaging comments state Rep. Derrick Smith made to authorities as they question ...
    April 16, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • Addiction experts: Cuts could hurt drug treatment

    SPRINGFIELD — Addiction experts say thousands of Illinois residents could lose drug treatment services if a temporary tax increase expires later next ...
    April 16, 2014 - 1:18 pm
  • Illinois strip club tax brings in less revenue

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois officials say a strip club tax has generated less than 40 percent of the money that was expected when the surcharge was approve ...
    April 16, 2014 - 11:46 am
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