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  • 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
  • Illinois woman dies retrieving phone from fire

    BARTONVILLE — Authorities say a central Illinois woman is dead after running back into her burning home to get her cell phone. A police officer who tr ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Illinois to ask voters about taxing millionaires

    BERWYN — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing voters to weigh in on whether Illinois millionaires should pay more income tax.
    July 29, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • St. Clair County OKs $7M medical marijuana plan

    MARISSA – A southwestern Illinois county has signed off on a planned $7-million medical marijuana venture near the town of Marissa.
    July 29, 2014 - 10:41 am
  • Furor engulfs Chicago’s red-light camera system

    CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is scrambling to contain a furor over the city's red-light camera system, which may have ticketed thousa ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • More Illinois state workers making over $100,000

    SPRINGFIELD – A published report has found that more than 10 percent of Illinois government employees made more than $100,000 in 2013 – up 1,600 from ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Illinois fair managers fined for free beer tickets

    CHICAGO – Two state fair managers took scores of free beer tickets to use at annual events, violating a ban on accepting gifts, according to a report ...
    July 28, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Illinois: Doctor faked pot paperwork

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois regulators say a suburban Chicago doctor misled a 79-year-old patient by issuing a bogus medical marijuana certification for a ...
    July 28, 2014 - 3:13 pm
  • Illinois fair managers fined for free beer tickets

    SPRINGFIELD – Two Illinois state fair managers have been fined for soliciting and accepting free beer tickets for the events.
    July 28, 2014 - 11:57 am
  • Suspect killed after scuffle with Chicago officer

    CHICAGO – Chicago police say an off-duty officer on his way home from work shot and killed a suspect while trying to stop a suspected break in.
    July 28, 2014 - 10:18 am
  • Illinois State University fundraising sets record

    CHICAGO – It's been a banner year for fundraising at Illinois State University.The Normal-based scho ...
    July 28, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Lollapalooza looms, so do Chicago traffic woes

    CHICAGO – One of the country's most popular music festivals starts in Chicago in a few days and that means traffic headaches for some motorists.
    July 28, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

    VILLA PARK, Ill. – Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their e ...
    July 26, 2014 - 11:31 pm
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