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  • Bill pushes for possible municipal bankruptcies in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Stressed by pension debt, other financial issues and the possibility losing a chunk of their state aid, some Illinois cities want the op ...
    March 29, 2015 - 11:34 am
  • Catholic bishops call for bell ringing marking war’s end

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ Catholic bishops are calling on schools and parishes across the state to ring their bells next month to mark the end of the Ci ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Bison to graze at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

    CHICAGO – A small herd of around two dozen bison could be grazing on restored grassland south of Chicago as soon as this fall now that the Midewin Nat ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Chicago universities study astronaut on 1 year space mission

    CHICAGO – Three Chicago-area universities are taking part in the research to examine the health effects on an American astronaut of spending a year in ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Psych exam sought in Illinois case involving dead cats, dogs

    FREEPORT – A public defender is seeking a psychiatric evaluation for a woman facing animal cruelty charges after dozens of dead cats and dogs were fou ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Chicago’s retired Cardinal George readmitted to hospital

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s retired Cardinal Francis George has been readmitted to the hospital several months after he stopped treatment for kidney cancer.
    March 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Rockford schools to cut 103 positions

    ROCKFORD – A northern Illinois school district says it will save $7.4 million in the coming fiscal year by eliminating more than 100 positions from it ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Nation’s biggest nuclear firm makes a play for green money

    The biggest player in the beleaguered nuclear power industry wants a place alongside solar, wind and hydroelectric power collecting extra money for pr ...
    March 28, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Chicago train driver says she dozed off before O'Hare crash

    CHICAGO – The operator of a Chicago commuter train that jumped the tracks last year at O'Hare International Airport says she fell asleep before the cr ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Illinois comptroller expedites funds to child care providers

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' comptroller says she plans to expedite payments to child care providers who have gone weeks without promised state funds.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Bill allowing Belleville township to dissolve advances

    BELLEVILLE – Belleville elected leaders are one step closer to a township dissolution that would only require their approval.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • State budget deals means $15M cut to U of I

    CHAMPAIGN – A budget deal lawmakers have approved means about a $15 million cut for the University of Illinois.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Kirk, Durbin propose changes in disaster declaration process

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin of Illinois are renewing their call for an update of the methods the government uses to determine disas ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Budget-patching deal dips into various state funds

    SPRINGFIELD – A bipartisan agreement to plug a $1.6 billion budget hole includes more than $1.3 billion in fund transfers from a variety of sources to ...
    March 27, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Illinois budget-patching deal dips into various state funds

    SPRINGFIELD — A bipartisan agreement to plug a $1.6 billion budget hole includes more than $1.3 billion in fund transfers from a variety of sources to ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:44 pm
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