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  • Party on, Abe: Illinois named top party school in the US

    CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois stakes claim to 23 Nobel Prize winners and tech prowess that contributed to the creation of YouTube, Netscape, ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Survey: 1/3 of Illinois human service agencies making cuts

    CHICAGO – A new survey shows more than one-third of Illinois human service agencies are helping fewer clients and tapping into cash reserves to weathe ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Rauner: Illinois to review new federal power plant limits

    ST. LOUIS – Gov. Bruce Rauner offered little insight Monday into whether Illinois, which the federal government says ranks near the bottom in emission ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • 2-year-old boy drowns at northern Illinois campground

    SUBLETTE – Authorities say a suburban Chicago toddler has drowned at a campground in northern Illinois.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Police: Illinois man dies after jumping into Wisconsin lake

    TOWN OF DELAVAN, Wis. – Police say a 49-year-old Illinois man has died after he jumped into a southern Wisconsin lake to retrieve fishing equipment.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Sears sales fall sharply in 2Q as it spins off real estate

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – Sears Holdings Corp. says a key sales figure fell sharply in the second quarter, particularly dragged down by weakness at its namesa ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Chicago-based nonprofit gets $7.2M from Chase settlement

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation is benefiting from a $7.2 million windfall that the state was given in a settlement with Chase.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Man killed when storm slams tent down on crowd near Chicago

    CHICAGO – A man was killed and more than a dozen injured on Sunday when a tent where people had sought shelter during a brief storm blew off its moori ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Rapper arrested after encouraging fans to jump barricades

    CHICAGO – Chicago officials say rapper Travis Scott is facing disorderly conduct charges after encouraging fans to jump over security barricades durin ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Task force hopes to help Mitsubishi, its employees

    NORMAL – Officials in Bloomington, Normal and McLean County have set up a task force to help Mitsubishi Motors employees who will soon lose their jobs ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent prot ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Storms with high winds, rain and hail pound Chicago area

    CHICAGO – Severe storms swept through the Chicago area packing high winds, rain and hail that toppled trees and power lines, but there were no immedia ...
    Aug. 2, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Some Midwest farmers' crops falter in record rains

    INDIANAPOLIS – Weeks of record rainfalls drenched Don Lamb’s cornfields this summer, drowning some plants and leaving others yellowed, 2 feet tall and ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • Hastert closes PAC, moves $10,000 to defense fund

    CHICAGO – Federal election records indicate that former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has closed his political action committee and moved $10,000 ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Chicago preliminary budget estimate shows huge shortfall

    CHICAGO – A preliminary budget released by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel shows a gaping budget shortfall for 2016 that could grow to $754 million and bey ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 9:00 pm
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