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  • Illinois budget-patching deal dips into various state funds

    SPRINGFIELD — A bipartisan agreement to plug a $1.6 billion budget hole includes more than $1.3 billion in fund transfers from a variety of sources to ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • CTA train driver admits dozing off before Chicago O'Hare Airport crash

    CHICAGO — The operator of a Chicago commuter train that jumped the tracks last year at O'Hare International Airport says she fell asleep before the cr ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:43 pm
  • U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk, Dick Durbin propose changes in disaster declaration process

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin of Illinois are renewing their call for an update of the methods the government uses to determine ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • 39 percent of rural Illinois without high-speed Internet

    CHICAGO — Thirty-nine percent of people in rural parts of Illinois have no access to high-speed Internet service.
    March 27, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Chicago rooftop owner accused of trying to defraud Cubs over Wrigley Field views

    CHICAGO — A 46-year-old owner of one of the rooftop clubs locked in dispute with the Chicago Cubs over Wrigley Field views is accused of defrauding th ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:31 pm
  • Rauner signs into law plan to fix budget hole

    SPRINGFIELD – In an early major test of Illinois’ newly divided government, the Senate passed a compromise plan Thursday to plug a $1.6 billion hole i ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Tollway board approves higher speed limits but not 70 mph

    DOWNERS GROVE – The Illinois Tollway board of directors has approved higher speed limits on the Tri-State Tollway and other highways but not as high a ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison for halfway house

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left an Alabama federal prison early Thursday bound for a halfway house, where he begins his transition b ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • U.S.: Chicago-area cousins planned U.S. terrorist attack

    CHICAGO – An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring “the flames of war to the heart” of America if he was unable to get to the Middle Eas ...
    March 26, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Garcia to Emanuel: ‘You are not the king’

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s challenger blasted the former White House chief of staff Thursday, accusing him of neglecting the city’s neighb ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Southern Illinois charity named for strangling victims sued

    COLUMBIA – A southern Illinois charity named after a woman and her two sons who were strangled to death is being sued by the state for allegedly missp ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • Islamic school chief pleads not guilty to sexual abuse

    ROLLING MEADOWS – The head of an Elgin Islamic school has pleaded not guilty to eight criminal counts alleging he sexually abused an employee.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Belleville looks to eliminate township government

    BELLEVILLE – Joy Schreiber is the rare elected official who hopes voters get a chance to kick her out of office.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Senate on spot to back budget gap measure

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Senate leaders are on the spot to find enough votes for a proposed deal to close a $1.6 billion gap in this year’s budget and s ...
    March 26, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Lollapalooza 2015: Paul McCartney, Metallica, Sam Smith to play Chicago music festival

    CHICAGO — Paul McCartney, Metallica and Sam Smith will be among 130 acts at this year's Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago.
    March 26, 2015 - 12:18 am
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