State News

  • Illinois man sentenced in pipe-bomb case

    URBANA – A Bloomington man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after being convicted of putting a pipe bomb in a mailbox.
    April 13, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Quinn, Rauner spar on education in 1st 2014 event

    CHICAGO – Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner held little back in their first meeting of the 2014 campaign, with Rauner ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Illinois House defeats 'conversion therapy' ban

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers voted down a bill banning so-called conversion therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of gay youth.
    April 11, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Need seen for Ill. school protocols on concussions

    CHICAGO — A survey of school nurses suggests most Illinois schools don't have protocols for when to allow students who've suffered concussions back in ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Chicago archbishop: Church to seek successor

    CHICAGO – Cardinal Francis George, the archbishop of Chicago who is being treated for cancer, said Friday that the Roman Catholic Church has agreed to ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Oberweis backs Illinois minimum wage rise for some

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Republican candidate for Congress introduced a proposal to increase the minimum wage for some workers, a plan his Democratic ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Feds: Sinaloa cartel member cooperating with U.S.

    CHICAGO – A high-ranking member of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel and son of one of the drug ring’s leaders pleaded guilty to drug trafficking a year ago and ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Amendment protecting Illinois voters to go on ballot

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois voters will consider a constitutional amendment this fall aimed at scuttling attempts at voter suppression after Senate action ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Illinois House speaker cleared in Metra probe

    SPRINGFIELD – An investigation into whether Illinois’ powerful House speaker improperly influenced hiring at Chicago’s scandal-tarnished Metra commute ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Oberweis backs Ill. minimum wage 'compromise'

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Sen. Jim Oberweis is introducing legislation to raise the minimum wage in Illinois for some workers.
    April 10, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • School funding proposal advances, changes likely

    SPRINGFIELD — Legislation that makes sweeping changes to Illinois' public school funding is progressing in the Illinois Senate, but changes are likely ...
    April 10, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Metra probe closed without action against Madigan

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois inspector general governing the General Assembly has closed an investigation into whether House Speaker Michael Madigan vio ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Eye surgeon accused of unauthorized videotaping

    CHICAGO – A Chicago eye surgeon is accused of secretly videotaping female employees who use an office bathroom and a locker room at his two offices.
    April 10, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Bill helps districts fill teaching vacancies

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation helping southern Illinois school districts fill teaching vacancies with recently retired teachers is advancing in the state ...
    April 10, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Illinois House leader halts millionaire tax plan

    SPRINGFIELD – An effort to tax Illinois millionaires is on hold after the state’s powerful House speaker couldn’t get enough votes to push his plan th ...
    April 9, 2014 - 11:12 pm
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