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  • Chicago mayor to introduce late fine amnesty program

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor wants to give people with delinquent parking fines a chance to pay the city what they owe without added penalties for b ...
    NEW: Sept. 5, 2015 - 9:09 am
  • Illinois adding collections to national digital library

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Collections from libraries across Illinois will soon be added to the nation's online library.
    NEW: Sept. 5, 2015 - 9:08 am
  • Fire forces Second City to move or cancel shows

    CHICAGO (AP) — Second City CEO Andrew Alexander says the Chicago improv comedy troupe is canceling all performances scheduled through September 20th d ...
    NEW: Sept. 5, 2015 - 9:06 am
  • State of Illinois continues to hire despite lack of budget

    SPRINGFIELD – The absence of a state budget hasn't kept Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration and other Illinois agencies from hiring more workers.
    Sept. 4, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • 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
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