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  • Rauner budget could mean fewer Amtrak trains

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed state budget would cut 40 percent from Illinois’ funding for Amtrak trains during a time when ridership has ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Archaeologist details Lincoln-related Bloomington dig

    BLOOMINGTON – An archaeologist has offered details of what excavators found last summer when they were working near the McLean County Museum of Histor ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Illinois hunters, outdoorsmen hope for ally in Rauner

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois hunters and outdoors enthusiasts see Gov. Bruce Rauner as a potential new ally in Springfield as they eye legislation this sess ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Supreme Court case threatens voter-approved independent redistricting

    WASHINGTON – In a reversal of the usual worries about political influence on electoral map-making, the Supreme Court is being asked to let raw politic ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • 16-year-old boy charged with murder in Aurora shooting death

    AURORA – A 16-year-old boy from Aurora has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting.
    March 1, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Kerry tries to dampen fuss over Israeli PM’s speech

    WASHINGTON – Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional addre ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take charity polar plunge in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn made plunges into the icy waters of Chicago’s Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for the Special Olympics.
    March 1, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Chicago gets first deputy police chief

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department has its first deputy chief.Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police Sup ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Pipeline may carry crude oil through southern Illinois

    CARBONDALE – A Texas-based company is converting an existing natural gas pipeline that runs through southern Illinois to transport crude oil.
    March 1, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • New round of snow could push Boston to season record

    BOSTON – After cold and snow that set February records, southern New England is entering March with another round that could push Boston over its 20-y ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • McHenry man cured of hepatitis through new drugs

    McHENRY – Ray Roach reflects on the grim prognosis a doctor delivered to him during a hospital stay nearly four years ago and smiles. 
    March 1, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • McHenry County Right to Carry providing buses for lobbying day

    WOODSTOCK – While concealed carry now is legal in Illinois, Mickey Schuch said gun rights activists still have work to do.  
    March 1, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • District 47 leadership changes coming with three principals to retire

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Three elementary schools and one middle school in Crystal Lake Elementary School District 47 will have new principals next year.
    March 1, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • On the record with Algonquin hunter and conservationist

    ALGONQUIN – Don and Lucille Foecking of Algonquin eat pheasant about once every two weeks.It’s not b ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:27 pm
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