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  • Proposed Illinois legislation would ban powdered alcohol

    SPRINGFIELD – A proposed Illinois law would ban the sale of powdered alcohol before it hits store shelves.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • Metra onboard ticket-purchase penalty hike delayed

    CHICAGO – Metra will delay its plan to increase the onboard ticket-purchase penalty until mobile ticketing is available this year.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • 85,000 temporary driver’s licenses issued to immigrants

    SPRINGFIELD – More than 85,000 immigrants living in the U.S. illegally now have Illinois driver’s licenses under a new state program.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 11:16 pm
  • ‘Deadheads’ ask to camp out during band’s Chicago concerts

    CHICAGO – Fans of the Grateful Dead want a campout-style atmosphere during three 50th anniversary concerts in July at Chicago’s Soldier Field, but whe ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Quinn leaves office without penning final statement

    SPRINGFIELD – Former Gov. Pat Quinn left office in a tumult: dozens of clemencies, laws and executive orders signed.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Effort to get Obama library draws Chicago-style suspicions

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s rush to secure space in a public park for Barack Obama’s presidential library has unleashed a tussle typical of the president’s ho ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Amazon to start collecting sales tax in Illinois

    CHICAGO – Amazon will start collecting sales tax from Illinois consumers next month to comply with a new state law, the company said.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • McDonald's earnings fall; changes afoot to woo customers

    NEW YORK – McDonald's isn't lovin' it, and it's going to do something about it.The world's largest h ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Numbers of Illinois households on food stamps still rising

    SPRINGFIELD – State figures show the number of Illinois households on food stamps continues to rise.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • Illinois jobless rate falls to 6.2 percent, lowest since '08

    CHAMPAIGN – Illinois' unemployment rate fell in December to the lowest it's been in almost seven years, 6.2 percent, the Illinois Department of Employ ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • 14-year-old South Chicago Heights boy stabs brother, 16, to death, police said

    SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS — Police say a 14-year-old boy stabbed his 16-year-old brother to death in the Chicago suburb of South Chicago Heights.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 9:10 am
  • Colors, graphics might be added to Illinois Tollway signs starting with Jane Addams

    DOWNERS GROVE — The Illinois Tollway will begin testing multiple-color messaging signs including pictures this year.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 9:12 am
  • Rauner previews 1st-year priorities: Cut taxes, Medicaid

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday began laying out priorities for his first year in office, saying property taxes and workers’ compensation cost ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Illinois education board wants $730M more pre-K-12 funding

    SPRINGFIELD – With a new chairman at its helm, the Illinois State Board of Education Wednesday asked lawmakers to provide an additional $730 million f ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Judge rejects request for more time in Illinois pension case

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Supreme Court has rejected a request for an extra month to file arguments by lawyers contesting the law that overhauls a state ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 11:44 pm
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