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  • Court split, Illinois red-light camera law stands

    CHICAGO – Red-light cameras will stay put across the state after a divided Illinois Supreme Court couldn’t reach a decision on their legality.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • House Democrat: Wait on Lincoln Library decision

    SPRINGFIELD – The chairman of a state committee said lawmakers should wait for an outside study before considering plans to separate the Abraham Linco ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Illinois House Democrat outlines ridesharing ideas

    SPRINGFIELD – A Democratic state lawmaker said background checks for drivers and wheelchair accessibility for passengers are among the provisions he w ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • U.S. Rep. Duckworth gives birth to baby girl

    CHICAGO – U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth has given birth to a baby girl.A Thursday statement from the sub ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:24 pm
  • Illinois unemployment rate holds at 6.6 percent as private-sector hiring slows in state

    CHICAGO — Illinois' unemployment rate held steady at 6.6 percent in October as private-sector hiring slowed, the state Department of Employment Securi ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 3:12 pm
  • Aurora man accused of trying to join terrorists in Syria to remain in jail, judge says

    CHICAGO — A federal judge says a 20-year-old American accused of trying to join al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Syria will remain jailed pending trial ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 1:18 pm
  • Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner calls on Pat Quinn to freeze hiring

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner called on Gov. Pat Quinn to freeze hiring in the final weeks of his term, saying Thursday he wants to prevent a ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Beardstown man charged with murder in 8-month-old baby's death

    BEARDSTOWN — Cass County authorities have charged a Beardstown man with murder in the death of his girlfriend's 8-month-old son.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Geneva murder trial pushed to February

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A Geneva man charged with his wife's murder must now wait until after the new year for a trial.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 8:33 am
  • Senate panel advances plan for $11 minimum wage

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a revamped proposal that would increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017 ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Illinois House overrides veto of FOIA legislation

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House has voted to override Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of legislation that allows governments to charge higher fees for large pu ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 2:17 pm
  • Mike Frerichs pulls off slim win in Illinois treasurer's race

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Sen. Mike Frerichs won the state treasurer's post by about 9,600 votes after Republican opponent Tom Cross conceded the hard-fo ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • St. Charles Filling Station owner acknowledges liquor license violation

    ST. CHARLES – The owner of The Filling Station Pub & Grill pleaded guilty Monday to a liquor license violation that involved a minor being served alco ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:49 am
  • Timothy Killeen named new University of Illinois president

    CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois system has hired State University of New York Vice Chancellor for Research Timothy L. Killeen as its next presi ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • Cupich becomes Chicago archbishop, decries abuse

    CHICAGO – Blase Cupich became the archbishop of Chicago on Tuesday after his predecessor handed him a bishop’s staff and relinquished the chair that s ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:21 pm
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