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  • Beyond governor race, big stakes in Illinois vote

    CHICAGO – Anyone in Illinois who’s turned on a TV in recent weeks knows the race for governor is shaping up as a no-holds-barred, no-expenses-spared s ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • GOP sees gains in Illinois voters tuning out

    DECATUR – The candidates for Illinois congressional seats heard all about it during visits with voters in August: Disgust with Washington. Dismay over ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Woman found guilty in Joliet double murder

    JOLIET – Bethany McKee was led into Courtroom 407 at 10:45 a.m. Friday.She wore blue jail scrubs wit ...
    Aug. 30, 2014 - 12:43 am
  • Illinois DNR issues rules on fracking

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources released a long-awaited plan Friday to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling that suppo ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Chicago schools getting $10M for Safe Passage

    CHICAGO – A school safety program beefed up after dozens of Chicago schools were closed last year will get a $10 million infusion from the state of Il ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Judge hears allegations against Chicago officer

    CHICAGO – A decorated Chicago police commander who rose through the ranks even as he was the subject of numerous misconduct allegations appeared in co ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Illinois women charged with cooking meth in church

    HILLSBORO – Two southern Illinois women were charged with cooking methamphetamine in a rural Hillsboro church.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • U.S. judge tosses Koschman suit against Chicago

    CHICAGO – A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit accusing the city of Chicago, police and state prosecutors of covering up the involvement of then-Mayor ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes

    CHICAGO – The candidates for Illinois governor sharpened their attacks on each other Thursday, with Gov. Pat Quinn saying Bruce Rauner’s plan to tax s ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • I-55 crash trucker charged with reckless homicide

    JOLIET – An Indiana truck driver involved in a crash that killed five people on an interstate southwest of Chicago has been charged with reckless homi ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Galesburg teachers end strike after contract deal

    GALESBURG – Galesburg teachers have ended a two-week strike after their union reached a tentative contract agreement with the board of education.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Oil industry donating to Rauner’s campaign

    SPRINGFIELD – Oil producers, drilling companies and geologists frustrated with the slow process of implementing rules for high-volume oil and gas dril ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Bait dumping offers invaders path to Great lakes

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Inadequate regulation of the bait fish trade and carelessness on the part of anglers may be allowing invasive species — includi ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Vallas: Rauner plan would cost schools $4 billion

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Bruce Rauner’s proposal to dump a temporary state income tax increase would cost public schools $4 billion a year and lead to ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Rauner broadens Ag Department patronage criticism

    SPRINGFIELD – The GOP candidate for Illinois governor broadened his criticism of state agriculture officials Wednesday, saying the department was “ful ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:28 pm
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