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  • Experts say centuries-old Quincy elm not dying

    QUINCY – Experts have declared that an American elm tree that could be nearly four centuries old is not dying.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Business group to discuss cutting greenhouse gases

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Commerce Commission is holding hearings on how to reduce the state's global warming pollution.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • GOP newcomers say lack of experience asset in 2014

    CHICAGO – A suburban accountant and a retired downstate Marine say their lack of political experience is actually a big asset in the race to unseat tw ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Illinois colleges to be smoke-free indoors and out

    CHICAGO – Smoking will be banned indoors and out on all Illinois public college and university campuses starting next summer under legislation signed ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Police: Nude man tried to rob Rockford bank

    ROCKFORD – Rockford police have arrested a 32-year-old man they say tried to rob a bank while naked.
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Native Americans connect to past with gardens

    CHICAGO – A train roars by as Native American children and instructors climb up a railroad embankment in Chicago, headed toward a barren patch of land ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • U.S. service members say private cars are missing

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE – Hundreds of U.S. service members are reporting that their privately owned vehicles have gone missing or been damaged while bein ...
    Aug. 16, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Illinois to end relationship with lottery vendor

    CHICAGO – Illinois will end its contract with the private vendor that operates the $2 billion-a-year state lottery over "serious concerns" with compan ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • 'Fort Knox' security for Illinois marijuana trade

    CHICAGO – Medical marijuana in Illinois will be encased in vaults, monitored by security guards and protected by fingerprint-recognition biometrics.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 2:26 pm
  • Deere to lay off 600 employees at Midwest sites

    MOLINE — Agricultural equipment maker Deere is announcing it will indefinitely lay off more than 600 employees at four of its factories in the Midwest ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:09 am
  • Alton woman sentenced for neglect of mother

    EDWARDSVILLE — An Alton woman has been sentenced to five and a half years in prison after pleading guilty to criminal neglect of her elderly mother.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 9:13 am
  • Illinois school guard charged with sexual assault

    EAST ST. LOUIS — St. Clair County officials have charged an East St. Louis high school security guard with having sex with a minor.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 9:12 am
  • Chicago police: Missing boater found dead in lake

    CHICAGO — Chicago authorities say a body recovered from Lake Michigan has been identified as a man who was missing after falling overboard from a disa ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 9:11 am
  • Illinois company is latest to test market for carp

    GRAFTON – When they arrive at the processing plant, the fish that have been cursed as a menace to American lakes and rivers are raked onto a conveyer ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Bivins wants audit of Chicago LGBT center

    SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Tim Bivins, R-Dixon, wants the state to look into the propriety of some events held at a Chicago community center that might ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:06 pm
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