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  • Springfield police issue 300 cellphone citations

    SPRINGFIELD — Springfield police say they've issued hundreds of citations to people using cellphones while driving more than six months after a state- ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:04 am
  • Chicago Police Board fires police sergeant

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Board has fired a police sergeant whose gun was used in the death of a woman.
    July 18, 2014 - 8:03 am
  • Rauner proposes lower Illinois income tax rate

    SCHAUMBURG – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner said Thursday he wants to lower Illinois’ income tax rate, freeze property taxes and impo ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Illinois unemployment rate falls to lowest since 2008

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill.– Illinois' unemployment rate fell to 7.1 percent in June, driven to its lowest level since October 2008 by a fourth straight month of ...
    July 17, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Illinois governor hopefuls spar over jobs, economy

    SCHAUMBURG (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn are laying out competing visions for how to create job ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Quinn announces construction job training program

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has announced a new training program to prepare people for construction jobs.
    July 17, 2014 - 3:59 pm
  • Feds sending more agents to fight Chicago violence

    CHICAGO (AP) — Federal officials are sending more agents to Chicago to help the police department fight violence after the city experienced a bloody J ...
    July 17, 2014 - 3:55 pm
  • 2 armed men rob passengers on Chicago train

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police have released the photographs of two men who allegedly boarded a train coming from Midway International Airport, pulled ...
    July 17, 2014 - 3:54 pm
  • Ill. lawmakers delay probe of violence program

    CHICAGO — Illinois lawmakers have postponed questioning players in Gov. Pat Quinn's now-defunct anti-violence program.
    July 17, 2014 - 12:51 pm
  • Navy Pier gets $20 million private donation

    CHICAGO — Chicago's Navy Pier is to receive a $20 million donation, one that officials say is the largest private gift in the attraction's history.
    July 17, 2014 - 11:34 am
  • Quincy mother pleads not guilty to locking up son

    QUINCY — A western Illinois woman accused of locking her 5-year-old son in their basement has pleaded not guilty.
    July 17, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Cairo to memorialize 2 slain in botched bank heist

    CAIRO — A southern Illinois city where two bank workers were killed during a botched May robbery is planning to memorialize the victims.
    July 17, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Knox County wants to sell e-cigarettes to inmates

    GALESBURG – Inmates at the Knox County jail may soon be able to buy electronic cigarettes.The Knox C ...
    July 17, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • Blagojevich files new argument in appeal

    CHICAGO – Lawyers for imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich submitted an additional argument Wednesday to the federal court that's considering his ap ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Quinn facing ongoing investigation

    CHICAGO – Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, locked into a competitive re-election bid, is fighting to maintain an image as a reformer who's cleaned ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:30 pm
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