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  • Officials begin process of dissolving Belleville Township

    BELLEVILLE TOWNSHIP – Officials in a southwestern Illinois community have cleared the first hurdle in dissolving the 130-year-old township.
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • West Nile virus claims 2 lives in Illinois this year

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois officials have confirmed two deaths from West Nile virus this year. Health officials say the deaths are a reminder that the mos ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • 7 dead from Legionnaires' disease at Quincy veterans home

    The death toll from a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a western Illinois veterans home climbed to seven Tuesday, with the state’s public health dire ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 1:03 am
  • Illinois House gears up for override of union-strike veto

    SPRINGFIELD – One of the subplots of the summer-long Illinois budget standoff will take center stage this week with a likely attempt by House Democrat ...
    Sept. 2, 2015 - 12:52 am
  • Illinois’ history museum is latest target in political fight

    SPRINGFIELD – The skeleton of a massive mastodon, thousands of Native American artifacts and a giant shark could be the next casualties in an increasi ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • U.S. judge acquits Chicago lawyer of coaching clients to lie

    CHICAGO – A high-profile Chicago lawyer was acquitted Monday of coaching clients and witnesses to lie, with the federal judge who oversaw the rare tri ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Heavy rainfall tarnishes quality of Illinois wheat crop

    RED BUD – Many wheat growers have seen decent yields across Illinois, but heavy rainfall late in the growing season diminished much of their crop's va ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Rauner signs law toughening penalties on drunk drivers

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois will begin putting ignition locking devices on the vehicles of drivers with two or more drunken driving convictions.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Charges announced in Robbins crash that killed parents

    ROBBINS – Cook County authorities said two people have been charged for allegedly drag racing in suburban Chicago and causing a crash that killed a co ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Northwestern lures star professor from U of Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – A top professor at the University of Illinois is headed to Northwestern University in Evanston.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Exelon mulls closure of unprofitable Quad Cities nuke plant

    CHICAGO – The owner of Illinois' 11 nuclear reactors must decide next month whether to close its Quad Cities plant, one of three generating stations E ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 12:38 am
  • Illinois' Dick Durbin gets a shot at political redemption

    WASHINGTON – For all its fraught politics and geopolitical import, the Iran nuclear agreement offers something very personal for Sen. Dick Durbin of I ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:51 am
  • Awards recognize Illinois students with big ideas

    URBANA – The University of Illinois is looking for high school students who are putting innovative ideas into action.
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Authorities say carbon monoxide is cause of death of 2

    DES PLAINES – Authorities said carbon monoxide poisoning was the cause of death of two men found inside a suburban Chicago town house. The Cook County ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Officials say house fire that killed 2 in Chicago suspicious

    CHICAGO – Chicago Fire Department officials said a blaze that engulfed a home in minutes and killed two men is suspicious.
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 12:47 am
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