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  • February jobs report: Unemployment rate at 5.5 percent, 295K positions added

    WASHINGTON — A burst of hiring in February underscored the resilience and confidence of U.S. businesses, which are adding workers at the fastest pace ...
    March 6, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Illinois records 7th-coldest February on record

    CHAMPAIGN — Illinois climate experts say this February was the seventh coldest on record in the state.
    March 6, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • Peoria County judge: Man innocent in 1994 home invasion, sex assault

    PEORIA (AP) — A Peoria County judge has declared innocent a man who was once convicted in a 1994 home invasion and sexual assault.
    March 6, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Illinois oil train derailment near Galena involved safer tank cars

    GALENA — The rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment this week were retrofitted with protective ...
    March 6, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • Woodstock mom charged with prostitution, child endangering

    WOODSTOCK – Police have charged a Woodstock woman with prostitution after an investigation that began in October following anonymous reports of suspic ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:09 am
  • Firefighters save home following Johnsburg area dryer fire

    JOHNSBURG – Firefighters were able to put out a dryer fire early Friday morning and keep the home in livable condition.
    March 6, 2015 - 8:35 am
  • Woman of the Year nominees being sought

    WOODSTOCK – The Woodstock Professional and Business Women organization is accepting nominations for the annual Woman of the Year award.
    March 5, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Heart screenings proven successful

    WOODSTOCK – Centegra Health System is working to schedule additional heart screenings with several area schools after a recent screening at Woodstock ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:39 pm
  • Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course

    LOS ANGELES – Harrison Ford crash-landed his vintage plane Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries as ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Charges filed against 2 named to build car charging stations

    CHICAGO – The former owners of a California-based company tasked to build electric car charging stations in Illinois have been charged with fraud.
    March 5, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Park Ridge mayor dies at 57 after 'sudden illness'

    PARK RIDGE – Park Ridge says Mayor David Schmidt has died at age 57.The city said in a statement tha ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia

    MONROVIA, Liberia – Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old teacher, from a treatment center on Thursday, beginning its countdown to be ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Lawmakers propose increasing earned income tax credit

    SPRINGFIELD – Democratic lawmakers are proposing to double an income tax break supporters say has helped low-paid workers.
    March 5, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • AbbVie to buy leukemia drugmaker Pharmacyclics for $21B

    AbbVie will spend about $21 billion to buy fellow drugmaker Pharmacyclics in a bid to add another major revenue producer to a product portfolio that a ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Unions sue to block Gov. Rauner's order on dues collection

    CHICAGO – Illinois labor unions filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order ending a requirement that state wor ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:29 pm
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