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  • Oak Park's PharmaCann getting 2nd medical marijuana cultivation center permit

    CHICAGO — A suburban Chicago company called PharmaCann took on a bigger role in Illinois' medical marijuana industry Monday, confirming it would accep ...
    March 2, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn earning $11,396 monthly pension

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Former Gov. Pat Quinn receives a state pension of just under $11,400 a month, though it could shrink if proposed reforms he signed ...
    March 2, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • Top 10 Illinois consumer complaints of 2014: Debt, identity theft lead list

    CHICAGO — Consumer debt issues and identity theft topped the list of complaints to the Illinois attorney general's office in 2014.
    March 2, 2015 - 4:22 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers to propose measure to battle heroin, drug abuse

    SPRINGFIELD — Two Illinois lawmakers plan to propose bipartisan legislation Monday to combat growing heroin and prescription drug abuse, though they a ...
    March 2, 2015 - 9:44 am
  • Rauner budget could mean fewer Amtrak trains

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed state budget would cut 40 percent from Illinois’ funding for Amtrak trains during a time when ridership has ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Archaeologist details Lincoln-related Bloomington dig

    BLOOMINGTON – An archaeologist has offered details of what excavators found last summer when they were working near the McLean County Museum of Histor ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Illinois hunters, outdoorsmen hope for ally in Rauner

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois hunters and outdoors enthusiasts see Gov. Bruce Rauner as a potential new ally in Springfield as they eye legislation this sess ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • 16-year-old boy charged with murder in Aurora shooting death

    AURORA – A 16-year-old boy from Aurora has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting.
    March 1, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take charity polar plunge in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn made plunges into the icy waters of Chicago’s Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for the Special Olympics.
    March 1, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Chicago gets first deputy police chief

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department has its first deputy chief.Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police Sup ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Pipeline may carry crude oil through southern Illinois

    CARBONDALE – A Texas-based company is converting an existing natural gas pipeline that runs through southern Illinois to transport crude oil.
    March 1, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Moody’s downgrades Chicago’s rating over pensions

    CHICAGO – Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded Chicago’s credit rating to two levels above junk status, citing the city’s $20 billion mountain of ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Lake County offering free measles vaccinations

    HIGHLAND PARK – The Lake County Health Department is offering free measles vaccinations to anyone who may have been exposed to the virus at a local ho ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Lincoln Park Zoo welcomes newborn gorilla

    CHICAGO – A western lowland gorilla was born this week at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo.Zoo officials a ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 8:49 pm
  • Lawmaker reimbursed costs for lavish office decor

    WASHINGTON – Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock repaid $40,000 from his personal checking account for redecorations to his congressional office in the style o ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:34 pm
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