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  • 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
  • Illinois unemployment rate falls again in July

    CHICAGO – Illinois unemployment fell in July to 6.8 percent, the fifth straight monthly decrease in the state’s jobless rate and a six-year low, accor ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Harley-riding Rauner revs up GOP at Illinois fair

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner roared into the state fairgrounds on a Harley Thursday, revving up the party faithful by ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Group continues fight to put term limits on ballot

    CHICAGO – A group that wants to put legislative term limits on the November ballot told an Illinois appeals court Thursday that voters deserve a chanc ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • Bruce Rauner rallies Republicans in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD — Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner is pledging to knock the current Democratic governor out of office and rebuild t ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Yelp Inc. to expand in Chicago, bringing 300 jobs

    CHICAGO — San Francisco-based Yelp Inc. plans to open a new office at Chicago's Merchandise Mart next year.
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Illinois EPA to collect household toxic waste

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will collect household hazardous waste collection in six communities this fall.
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 9:09 am
  • 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
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