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  • Illinois budget still elusive as leaders lash out

    CHICAGO – As Illinois remains without a budget, legislative leaders and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner are succeeding more at frustrating each other tha ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • University of Illinois says no to sanctuary status for immigrants

    URBANA – The president of the University of Illinois says its three campuses cannot legally serve as sanctuaries for immigrant students illegally livi ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:50 pm
  • Susana Mendoza sworn in as Illinois comptroller

    SPRINGFIELD – Susana Mendoza was sworn in as Illinois’ 10th comptroller Monday and immediately heard from the Republican governor about fighting a law ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:44 am
  • Another year of financial uncertainty looms for Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Homeless shelters in Illinois and low-income college students who rely on state funds are facing another year of financial uncertainty a ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner names members of Illinois Bicentennial Commission

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed more than three dozen people to lead the planning for Illinois' 200th birthday celebration.
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Illinois sees warmest fall on record since 1931

    CHAMPAIGN – This year's fall has been the warmest on record in Illinois since 1931.Climatologist Jim ...
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Illinois officials review child's death at Chicago day care

    CHICAGO – State officials are investigating the death of a 1-year-old boy at a north side Chicago home daycare.
    Dec. 4, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Illinois leaders differ on progress in meeting with governor

    CHICAGO – Illinois legislative leaders differed on the outcome of their latest meeting with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers sue to get paid despite state budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD – Six state representatives filed a lawsuit Friday demanding paychecks the Illinois comptroller cut off last spring because there’s no bud ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • 3 dead after wrong-way crash on I-88 in suburban Chicago

    WARRENVILLE – Police say three people are dead following a wrong-way crash involving two cars along Interstate 88 in suburban Chicago.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 9:18 am
  • Illinois panel backs gay couple in civil union complaint

    CHICAGO – A same-sex couple denied access to a Paxton bed-and-breakfast while planning their civil union ceremony has won another legal victory in a f ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 12:45 am
  • Lawmakers face Exelon energy plan derided as 'bailout'

    SPRINGFIELD – A mammoth plan to save nuclear power plants in Illinois, derided as a corporate bailout by consumer advocates but hailed as a leap forwa ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • Pipeline protesters vow to stay camped on federal land

    CANNON BALL, N.D. – Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters will not follow a government directive to leave the federal land where hundreds have camped ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 11:38 pm
  • Chicago police fatally shoot 2 people in unrelated incidents

    CHICAGO – A Chicago police officer shot and killed a gunman who had killed one person and injured another early Friday, in the second fatal shooting i ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 10:46 am
  • Chicago Police fatally shoot man during foot chase

    CHICAGO – Chicago Police said a sergeant responding to a call of a battery in progress on the city's South Side shot and killed a 19-year-old man duri ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:19 am
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