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  • Illinois licensing pools, beaches as swimming season starts

    CHAMPAIGN – Swimming season is starting in Illinois and the state has been licensing public pools and beaches.
    NEW: May 26, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Standoff between Rauner, Dems threatens Legislature

    CHICAGO – A standoff between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the Illinois Legislature is threatening to derail action on a long ...
    NEW: May 26, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Safety system needed before Illinois line operational

    CHICAGO – A safety feature that slows trains traveling dangerously fast is one of the last components that must be installed before a Chicago-St. Loui ...
    NEW: May 26, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Dems propose $36.3B budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats announced a budget plan Monday that they say calls for spending more than $3 billion beyond what the state anticipate ...
    NEW: May 26, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Tornado kills 13 in Mexico border city

    CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico – A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping a ...
    NEW: May 26, 2015 - 12:37 am
  • ‘Ugly’ potential fallout from health care case

    WASHINGTON – A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama’s heal ...
    NEW: May 26, 2015 - 12:37 am
  • In Rhode Island, residents gush about paid family leave

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – As President Barack Obama pushes for a federal law to get paid leave to care for a new baby or an ailing relative, residents of one ...
    NEW: May 26, 2015 - 12:37 am
  • Biden reassures Iraq of support from U.S.

    WASHINGTON – Vice President Joe Biden reassured Iraq’s government on Monday of U.S. support in the fight against the Islamic State group, telephoning ...
    NEW: May 26, 2015 - 12:37 am
  • Pedestrian struck by Union Pacific Northwest Metra train in Harvard

    HARVARD – A pedestrian was struck by an inbound Union Pacific Northwest Metra train in Harvard, a Metra spokesman said Monday night.
    May 25, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Eatery apologizes after turning away veteran over service dog

    ALGONQUIN – An apology has been issued by Houlihan’s Restaurants Inc. after a military veteran with a service dog was treated in what company official ...
    UPDATED: May 26, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • No major injuries after rollover crash in unincorporated Wonder Lake

    WONDER LAKE – A vehicle was heavily damaged, but there were no major injuries, after a rollover crash in unincorporated Wonder Lake on Saturday night, ...
    UPDATED: May 26, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Memorial Day festivities in McHenry County

    Attendees honor veterans and celebrate freedom achieved from their sacrifices during annual Memorial Day festivities throughout McHenry County on Mond ...
    UPDATED: May 26, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Memorial Day: Obama pays tribute to fallen service members at Arlington

    ARLINGTON, Va. – President Barack Obama saluted Americans who died in battle Monday, saying the country must "never stop trying to fully repay them" f ...
    May 25, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Canoeist drowns trying to save cat in Loon Lake

    ANTIOCH – Police say a man drowned in a northern Illinois lake while trying to save a cat.Lake Count ...
    May 25, 2015 - 8:10 am
  • Launching campaign, Sen. Bernie Sanders appeals to party's Warren wing

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. – For Democrats who had hoped to lure Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a presidential campaign, independent Sen. Bernie Sande ...
    May 25, 2015 - 7:52 am
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