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  • Illinois Senate rejects Rauner’s priorities

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats agreed to give some of Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s priority reforms a platform Wednesday but still voted them down ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Illinois bill penalizes for leaving pets in extreme weather

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have sent Gov. Bruce Rauner legislation that would make leaving pets outside in extreme hot or cold weather puni ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • Chicago boy's dog-mauling death yields citations but no charges

    CHICAGO — Police in Chicago have cited the owner of a dog that mauled a 5-year-old boy to death on the city's South Side.
    May 27, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • Aurora man arrested at Chicago airport to plead guilty in terror case, lawyer says

    CHICAGO — An attorney for a suburban Chicago man accused of trying to join al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Syria says her client intends to change his ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:01 am
  • Casino group to buy Fairmount Park pending approval of slots

    ST. LOUIS – The owners of an East St. Louis casino plan to buy the struggling Fairmount Park racetrack, provided Illinois lawmakers agree to allow a g ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • FBI offering $5,000 reward in Chicago horse carriage arson

    CHICAGO – The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information in the case of an arson fire that destroyed 13 horse-drawn carriages on Chicago's North ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Democrats show priorities as they advance 2016 budget plan

    SPRINGFIELD – A plan Illinois Democrats are proposing as an alternative to the steep cuts sought by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner would keep budget lev ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • New survey suggests nursing shortage looming in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – A new survey conducted by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation suggests the state may soon face a shortage o ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Student concussion bill heads to Gov. Bruce Rauner

    SPRINGFIELD – A measure is heading to Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner that would require students who suffer a concussion to get a doctor or trainer's perm ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • 2 horses in Illinois diagnosed with equine herpes virus

    WARRENVILLE – Horses shows have been called off in Illinois to stop the spread of infection after agriculture officials said two horses from a northea ...
    May 26, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Illinois licensing pools, beaches as swimming season starts

    CHAMPAIGN – Swimming season is starting in Illinois and the state has been licensing public pools and beaches.
    May 26, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Standoff between Rauner, Dems threatens Legislature

    CHICAGO – A standoff between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats who control the Illinois Legislature is threatening to derail action on a long ...
    May 26, 2015 - 12:54 am
  • Safety system needed before Illinois line operational

    CHICAGO – A safety feature that slows trains traveling dangerously fast is one of the last components that must be installed before a Chicago-St. Loui ...
    May 26, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Dems propose $36.3B budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats announced a budget plan Monday that they say calls for spending more than $3 billion beyond what the state anticipate ...
    May 26, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Canoeist drowns trying to save cat in Loon Lake

    ANTIOCH – Police say a man drowned in a northern Illinois lake while trying to save a cat.Lake Count ...
    May 25, 2015 - 8:10 am
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