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  • Budget expert leaves Illinois without state spending plan

    SPRINGFIELD – The contract of a budget expert tapped by Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to expire without a state budget in place. Donna Arduin will receive ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Study finds peak months for college students' 1st drug use

    CHICAGO – Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis th ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Diocese: Peoria priest removed for prior abuse allegations

    PEORIA – A central Illinois Catholic priest has been forced to step down from public ministry for past allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:14 am
  • List limits booze sales for Illinois city's habitual drunks

    AURORA – The police department in Illinois' second largest city is going to compile a "habitual drunkard" list to help fight public intoxication.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:16 am
  • U.S. judge will privately review disputed Schock documents

    SPRINGFIELD – A judge has canceled a Friday hearing on Aaron Schock’s cooperation with a federal investigation after the former congressman turned ove ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • Illinois State Fair manager: Past attendance data inflated

    SPRINGFIELD – The new manager of the Illinois State Fair said he believes the decrease in attendance this year was caused by inflated numbers in previ ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:17 am
  • Drew Peterson seeks to toss wiretaps in murder-for-hire case

    CHESTER – Drew Peterson wants a southern Illinois judge to exclude wiretap evidence he says was improperly obtained in a murder-for-hire case involvin ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:57 am
  • Painted door panels from Chicago 1893 World's Fair found

    CHICAGO – Three Japanese sliding doors that were put on display at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago have been discovered in a city par ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:56 am
  • 4 killed in Dominica as Tropical Storm Erika hits island

    ROSEAU, Dominica – Streets across Dominica turned into fast-flowing rivers that swept up cars as Tropical Storm Erika pummeled the eastern Caribbean i ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:59 am
  • Obama to people of New Orleans: You inspire me, and America

    NEW ORLEANS – Visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama held out the peopl ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:54 am
  • Virginia shooter threatened to make ‘headlines;’ was quick to anger

    ROANOKE, Va. – On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss’ hand as two police officers w ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 9:43 am
  • Centegra program in Huntley fights childhood obesity

    HUNTLEY – Centegra Health System will begin another session of the Centegra Kids in Motion program in September.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:04 am
  • Woodstock Family Alliance hosts conference for caregivers of people with dementia

    WOODSTOCK – Family Alliance is holding a free conference in Woodstock for caregivers of people with dementia.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:06 am
  • Cary Zoning, Planning and Appeals Board votes against Pedcor variance request

    CARY – Cheers erupted from a crowd of residents after Cary’s Zoning, Planning and Appeals Board on Thursday voted against a variance request for the p ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Woodstock bird tests positive for West Nile virus, McHenry County's first this year

    WOODSTOCK – The first bird testing positive for West Nile virus in McHenry County this year was collected in Woodstock, according to a news release fr ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:31 pm
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