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  • Gov. Bruce Rauner trying to broker mega-deal in Illinois Legislature

    SPRINGFIELD – Seizing on Illinois' budget crisis as a political opportunity, Republican businessman-turned-governor Bruce Rauner is trying to broker a ...
    April 18, 2015 - 11:56 am
  • Pope expresses sadness for Cardinal Francis George's death

    VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has expressed sadness for the death of Cardinal Francis George, the retired Chicago archbishop.
    April 18, 2015 - 8:13 am
  • Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

    CHICAGO – Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex ab ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • Illinois Tobacco Quitline closes amid grant suspensions

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Tobacco Quitline has been put on hold as a result of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision to suspend $26 million in social service ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Chicago schools chief to take temporary leave amid probe

    CHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett will take a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation over a roughly $20 million no ...
    April 17, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Chicago schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett requests temporary leave amid probe

    CHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett requested a leave of absence Friday amid a federal investigation over a $20.5 million no-bid ...
    April 17, 2015 - 1:17 pm
  • Illinois Tobacco Quitline closes amid grant suspensions

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois Tobacco Quitline has been put on hold as a result of Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision to suspend $26 million in social ser ...
    April 17, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • Federal officials announce new housing program details

    CHICAGO – Federal officials are starting a new phase of a program designed to help stabilize housing in Cook County neighborhoods hit hard by the econ ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Man dies in industrial accident in Elk Grove Village

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE – Authorities say a 50-year-old man was killed when his clothing became caught in machinery at a plant in Elk Grove Village.
    April 16, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Medical marijuana hearing has sign-up deadline for speakers

    CHICAGO – People who want to present evidence about adding migraines, post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions to the Illinois medical mari ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Prosecutors investigating College of DuPage spending

    GLEN ELLYN – Documents show that federal prosecutors are investigating spending and other issues at the College of DuPage in suburban Chicago.
    April 16, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Illinois unemployment holds steady in March at 6 percent

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state's unemployment rate held steady in March at 6 percent.
    April 16, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Academy cooperating in probe of Chicago schools

    CHICAGO – A former employer of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s hand-picked chief of Chicago schools – a company that was awarded a no-bid contract of up to $20.5 ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Illinois restores $97 million of school funding cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Almost 600 of the 800 Illinois school districts will have $97 million in state funding restored after a budget deal brokered last month ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Quincy man convicted of murder in pipe beating death

    QUINCY (AP) — Jurors in western Illinois have convicted a Quincy man of first-degree murder for killing a man with a lead pipe.
    April 16, 2015 - 11:57 am
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