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  • Metra considers allowing pets on trains

    CHICAGO – Metra is considering launching a three-month test run to allow small pets on its trains.Lo ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Chicago Police find 386 pounds of marijuana in SUV

    CHICAGO – A man got more than a ticket during a traffic stop when Chicago police discovered 386 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • 11 hurt when bus crashes on I-94 in southeast Wisconsin

    KENOSHA, Wis. – Police said 11 people were hurt but none seriously when a bus crashed on Interstate 94 in southeastern Wisconsin.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Airlines cancel 85 flights at Chicago’s O’Hare amid wet snow

    CHICAGO – More than 85 flights have been canceled at O’Hare International Airport as a sloppy mixture of snow and rain fell in the Chicago area.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:17 am
  • Illinois ‘fracking’ off to slow start amid oil-price slump

    ST. LOUIS – The oil and gas drilling technique known as “fracking,” once trumpeted as a job-creating boon for southern Illinois, is off to a feeble st ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Proposed Illinois legislation would ban powdered alcohol

    SPRINGFIELD – A proposed Illinois law would ban the sale of powdered alcohol before it hits store shelves.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Metra onboard ticket-purchase penalty hike delayed

    CHICAGO – Metra will delay its plan to increase the onboard ticket-purchase penalty until mobile ticketing is available this year.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • 85,000 temporary driver’s licenses issued to immigrants

    SPRINGFIELD – More than 85,000 immigrants living in the U.S. illegally now have Illinois driver’s licenses under a new state program.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • ‘Deadheads’ ask to camp out during band’s Chicago concerts

    CHICAGO – Fans of the Grateful Dead want a campout-style atmosphere during three 50th anniversary concerts in July at Chicago’s Soldier Field, but whe ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Quinn leaves office without penning final statement

    SPRINGFIELD – Former Gov. Pat Quinn left office in a tumult: dozens of clemencies, laws and executive orders signed.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Effort to get Obama library draws Chicago-style suspicions

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s rush to secure space in a public park for Barack Obama’s presidential library has unleashed a tussle typical of the president’s ho ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Amazon to start collecting sales tax in Illinois

    CHICAGO – Amazon will start collecting sales tax from Illinois consumers next month to comply with a new state law, the company said.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • McDonald's earnings fall; changes afoot to woo customers

    NEW YORK – McDonald's isn't lovin' it, and it's going to do something about it.The world's largest h ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Numbers of Illinois households on food stamps still rising

    SPRINGFIELD – State figures show the number of Illinois households on food stamps continues to rise.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Illinois jobless rate falls to 6.2 percent, lowest since '08

    CHAMPAIGN – Illinois' unemployment rate fell in December to the lowest it's been in almost seven years, 6.2 percent, the Illinois Department of Employ ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:52 pm
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