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  • Longmeadow Parkway slated for 2016 start despite Barrington Hills opposition

    Work on the long-planned Longmeadow Parkway likely will start as anticipated next spring, despite opposition that now includes one of the local govern ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Cary pushes through process for Metra facility improvements

    CARY – A survey of land ownership, from which Cary officials expect results in the coming weeks, will be one more item off the list that stands betwee ...
    Aug. 9, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Illinois pet owners could face charges for leaving animals outdoors

    CHICAGO — People who leave a pet outside in extreme heat or cold could face misdemeanor charges under a new Illinois law.
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 9:19 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs tougher DUI law prompted by Wonder Lake teen’s death

    Repeat DUI offenders, such as the one who killed a Wonder Lake teen 12 years ago, will have a harder time getting their driver’s licenses back under a ...
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • McConnell to Obama: Stop demonizing Iran deal opponents

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is treating his drive to win congressional approval for his nuclear deal with Iran like a political campaign, maki ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 11:48 pm
  • Illinois to close money-losing shooting complex, campground

    SPARTA – The state of Illinois plans at the end of this month to close a money-losing shooting complex that regularly draws thousands each summer for ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner ties CPS help to statewide changes in union rights

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner says he'll help blunt a financial crisis in Chicago Public Schools, as long as communities in the rest of the state g ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 5:12 pm
  • Obama: Critics of Iran nuclear deal 'selling a fantasy'

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama assailed critics of his Iran nuclear deal Wednesday as "selling a fantasy" to the American people, warning Congres ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Illinois Senate votes to reject lawmaker salary increase

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers will forego a roughly $1,400 pay raise under legislation approved by the state Senate.
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Rauner signs law allowing 'right to try' experimental drugs

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation allowing terminally ill patients in Illinois to use experimental drugs that might help them.
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Lawyer: Gov't investigating device storage of Clinton emails

    WASHINGTON – Federal investigators have begun looking into the security of devices on which Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email was stored when she ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Leading GOP senator offers bill on guns, mental health

    WASHINGTON – A leading Republican senator proposed a National Rifle Association-backed bill Wednesday that he said would make the federal background c ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Rauner: ‘No lockout’ of state workers, but strike possible

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Wednesday that he won’t lock out state workers if his administration and the largest public-employee union can’t ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Illinois Senate approves plan to spend $5B in federal funds

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers approved a plan Tuesday to direct almost $5 billion in federal funds to social service agencies after one advocate de ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Schock spends campaign funds after departure

    PEORIA – A new financial report from former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's political action committee shows campaign money has been spent since he left Cong ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 8:24 pm
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