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  • Video of lawmaker tirade resurfaces in Illinois House race

    DUQUOIN – A red-faced Mike Bost showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the Illinois House in 2012 and unleashed a furious rant about the ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • DuPage County report first West Nile virus case

    WHEATON – The DuPage Health Department on Monday announced the county's first reported human case of West Nile virus this year.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 8:22 am
  • Sen. Durbin denies ‘bullying’ businesses during interview

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is unabashedly defending his name-calling and other attacks on Illinois businesses looking to locate their headquarter ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Governor candidates focus on business, hiring

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ gubernatorial campaigns clashed over business dealings and state hiring Monday, with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s running mate accu ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Springfield cemetery restoring Abe Lincoln's vault

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A vault that temporarily held Abraham Lincoln's body is set to be restored for an upcoming event that will mark the anniversary of ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:45 am
  • Chicago teen charged as adult in sexual assault of pregnant college student

    CHICAGO – A 17-year-old boy who sexually assaulted a pregnant college student and locked her in the trunk of a car has been charged as an adult with a ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 8:52 am
  • Thieves strike fancy store in Chicago's Gold Coast

    CHICAGO – Patrol officers early Monday found the front windows shattered at the high-end Moncler store in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood and severa ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 8:52 am
  • Rauner’s schools plan raises eyebrows

    SPRINGFIELD – Proposals to tie teacher merit pay to student test scores and alter tenure policies to make it easier to fire bad teachers are among the ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Chicago alderman challenging Emanuel

    CHICAGO – A Chicago alderman announced Saturday he’ll challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015, saying the city deserves a leader who looks out for everyd ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • U.S. awards $12M to Illinois health centers

    SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $11.7 million in funding to community health centers across Illinois, Sen. ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Chabon novel chosen for Chicago reading initiative

    CHICAGO – Chicago residents are being encouraged to enter a world of superheroes through the city’s popular One Book, One Chicago program.
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Medical marijuana law sponsor defends secret bids

    SPRINGFIELD – The state lawmaker who sponsored Illinois' medical marijuana law said it bars the release of information about those applying to grow an ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Hundreds of workers on strike at Lear Corp. plant

    INDIANAPOLIS – Hundreds of workers protesting what some are calling fast-food-like wages walked off the job Saturday at a Lear Corp. plant in northwes ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Freshmen enrollment drops at U. of Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – Freshman enrollment at the University of Illinois's flagship campus is down this semester by 5.4 percent from a year ago, according to the ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • 5 men from Kankakee area hit with gun charges

    URBANA – Five men are in federal custody on gun charges resulting from investigations of gun violence in the Kankakee area, the U.S. attorney's office ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 9:03 am
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