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  • Incoming Caterpillar CEO brings 3 decades of experience

    PEORIA – Caterpillar Inc. officials said the company's new CEO will bring experience in the global markets and an understanding and respect for the co ...
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Dems count on Duckworth 'W;' Kirk predicts strong finish

    CHICAGO – Illinois was once billed as one of November’s most competitive U.S. Senate races. Now, Democrats are counting on U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth t ...
    Oct. 23, 2016 - 12:18 am
  • Attack in Kabul killed Illinois soldier

    FAIRVIEW – A decorated U.S. soldier from Illinois and an Army civilian employee from Oklahoma who both had been deployed multiple times to support mil ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Chicago suburb raises legal age to buy tobacco to 21

    HIGHLAND PARK – A suburban Chicago community is raising the legal age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21.
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • Cook County lawyer who posed as judge charged

    CHICAGO – A Chicago-area judicial candidate who was once on the fast track to a high-salary, high-status job as a judge now faces charges of impersona ...
    Oct. 21, 2016 - 11:26 pm
  • RIP? Not if you're a Chicago Cubs fan in a playoff year

    CHICAGO – If you want to know just how important the Cubs are to Chicago, a good place to start is at the end.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Illinois State Fair Coliseum closes temporarily for repairs

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Department of Agriculture officials said they're temporarily closing the Coliseum at the state fairgrounds after engineers disc ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Lead prompts Chicago parks to shut many drinking fountains

    CHICAGO – Officials said hundreds of drinking fountains in Chicago parks have been shut off after testing revealed high levels of lead in the water.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Short of plows, Illinois seeks help to clear snow on state routes in winter

    WAUKEGAN – The Illinois Department of Transportation is asking Lake County and other local governments surrounding Chicago if they can help clear snow ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Bloomington teacher charged with stabbing husband to death

    EUREKA – A Bloomington high school teacher has been charged with first-degree murder in her husband's stabbing death.
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:20 pm
  • Small businesses look for ways to get advantage

    DEKALB – Tim and Bobbi Hays knew nothing about bagels before making them their livelihood.Ray Binkow ...
    Oct. 19, 2016 - 11:12 pm
  • Illinois agency: YouTube glitch behind training video porn

    SPRINGFIELD – At the end of a brief online video promoting an Illinois agency's training summit, the picture faded to black and, several seconds later ...
    Oct. 18, 2016 - 11:52 pm
  • Rauner creates council he says will cut state bureaucracy

    OAK BROOK – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday that he is creating a new council that will review state agency rules and regulations in an attempt to reduc ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Miller: How will Trump factor affect Illinois legislative races?

    Presidential candidates set the turnout. That’s the race voters care about the most by far, so everybody else who’s running down-ballot essentially ha ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Caterpillar CEO Doug Oberhelman to retire next year

    NEW YORK – Caterpillar said Monday that CEO and Chairman Doug Oberhelman will retire from the company next year and will be replaced as CEO by Jim Ump ...
    Oct. 17, 2016 - 11:05 am
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