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  • Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

    CHICAGO – Facing ballooning costs for a $1,000 pill to treat hepatitis C, Illinois' Medicaid program is putting tight restrictions in place, including ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Governor candidates differ on overseas tax breaks

    CHICAGO (AP) — The practice of U.S. corporations reorganizing overseas with foreign entities to cut taxes back home has emerged as an issue in Illinoi ...
    July 30, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • Quinn: State will 'prevail' in Shakman lawsuit

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says attorneys representing the state will be ready to defend their position in a lawsuit scrutinizing hiring in his Dep ...
    July 30, 2014 - 4:08 pm
  • Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis drug

    CHICAGO — Illinois is placing tight restrictions on a new hepatitis C drug that costs $1,000 per pill. Medicaid patients must meet 25 criteria and get ...
    July 30, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Pipe bomb found in downtown Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD — Federal agencies are investigating after a pipe bomb was found outside a downtown Springfield restaurant.
    July 30, 2014 - 12:35 pm
  • Police search for trucker after fatal I-70 wreck

    TROY – Illinois State Police are searching for a tractor-trailer driver who they say drove off after being involved in an accident that left another m ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Lollapalooza marks a decade in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Once the vagabond of the music festival and touring circuit, Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days ...
    July 30, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • Illinois officials identify man killed by police

    PANA – Illinois authorities have identified a man who shot and wounded a police officer before being killed by troopers during an exchange of gunfire.
    July 30, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Illinois to ask voters about taxing millionaires

    BERWYN – Illinois voters will get a chance in November to weigh in on whether millionaires should pay an additional income tax to help fund schools af ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:53 pm
  • Starved Rock trails still closed from storm damage

    UTICA – A majority of the 13-mile trail system at Starved Rock State Park in northern Illinois remains closed because of significant storm damage that ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Excavation finds courthouse where Lincoln worked

    BLOOMINGTON – Archaeologists excavating near the McLean County Museum of History in Bloomington have unearthed part of the footprint of the 1836 court ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:56 pm
  • Lawsuit against Quinn back in court in October

    CHICAGO – A legal battle between an anti-patronage lawyer and Gov. Pat Quinn's administration will return to federal court less than two weeks before ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Chicago Transit Authority reports drop in crime

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials are releasing figures that show violent crime and thefts on Chicago Transit Authority trains, buses and platforms has ...
    July 29, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Illinois warns insurers of discrimination ban

    SPRINGFIELD — The state of Illinois has cautioned insurers about discriminating against transgender people.
    July 29, 2014 - 1:48 pm
  • Illinois River's man-made island now complete

    PEORIA — A man-made island in the Illinois River built to provide habitat for fish and a place for birds to call home will officially be complete this ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:50 am
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