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  • Illinois retired workers wait after high court win

    SPRINGFIELD — Retired state workers aren't seeing any immediate advantage from an Illinois Supreme Court ruling last week in their favor. The court fo ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • 2nd IHSA hearing before state lawmakers canceled

    CHICAGO – A second Illinois legislative committee hearing has been canceled involving the not-for-profit association that's in charge of high school s ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:15 am
  • Illinois differs with some states on prep finances

    CHICAGO – The groups that oversee prep sports in many states make their records public, while the Illinois High School Association has resisted calls ...
    July 8, 2014 - 9:08 am
  • Pursuit of medical marijuana permit is a personal mission for Joliet woman

    JOLIET – Traci Fernandez has a unique perspective on the need for medical marijuana. Fernandez, a Pl ...
    July 7, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Voter gloominess shapes race for Illinois governor

    CHICAGO – The people of Illinois are feeling particularly gloomy about their state, with its high unemployment, billions of dollars in debt, decades-l ...
    July 7, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Hunter wants to sell big-game slingshot, sues DNR

    TUSCOLA — John "Chief A.J." Huffer enjoys stalking big game. And he likes to do it with a modified slingshot he says can fire arrows fast enough to ta ...
    July 7, 2014 - 12:58 pm
  • Baby falls from second-floor window in Chicago

    CHICAGO — A 10-month-old child has been hospitalized after falling from a second floor window of a Chicago home.
    July 7, 2014 - 12:13 pm
  • Illinois Democrats outpace GOP in fundraising

    CHICAGO — Illinois Democrats are outpacing their Republican counterparts in fundraising so far in the 2014 election cycle.
    July 7, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • 9 killed, dozens hurt in Chicago holiday shootings

    CHICAGO — The Fourth of July weekend was a bloody one in Chicago, where at least nine people were shot to death and at least 60 others were wounded.
    July 7, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • House explodes in West Frankfort, 1 injured

    WEST FRANKFORT – A house exploded in southern Illinois and a 20-year-old man was injured.Police say ...
    July 7, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • Tight Illinois budget still contains pet projects

    CHICAGO – The new state budget signed by Gov. Pat Quinn last week left lawmakers from both parties unhappy – but it didn’t leave them empty-handed.
    July 6, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Chicago woman stole $25,000 from Toys for Tots

    CHICAGO – A Chicago woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $25,000 from Toys for Tots.Fifty- ...
    July 6, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Son: Former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon of Illinois dies at home

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon, an Illinois Democrat whose career in national and state politics spanned more than 40 consecutive years in publ ...
    July 6, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Storms knock down some Illinois corn crops

    JOY – Most of Illinois' corn crop is considered strong this year, but farmers in western and north-central parts of the state may not fare so well aft ...
    July 6, 2014 - 12:39 am
  • Ex-Illinois governor emerges

    KANKAKEE – George Ryan, an ex-Illinois governor and now an ex-convict, said he'd like to re-engage with the cause he left behind when he went to priso ...
    July 6, 2014 - 12:19 am
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