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  • Illinois records 7th-coldest February on record

    CHAMPAIGN — Illinois climate experts say this February was the seventh coldest on record in the state.
    March 6, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • Peoria County judge: Man innocent in 1994 home invasion, sex assault

    PEORIA (AP) — A Peoria County judge has declared innocent a man who was once convicted in a 1994 home invasion and sexual assault.
    March 6, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Illinois oil train derailment near Galena involved safer tank cars

    GALENA — The rail cars that split open and burst into flames during a western Illinois oil train derailment this week were retrofitted with protective ...
    March 6, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • Charges filed against 2 named to build car charging stations

    CHICAGO – The former owners of a California-based company tasked to build electric car charging stations in Illinois have been charged with fraud.
    March 5, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Park Ridge mayor dies at 57 after 'sudden illness'

    PARK RIDGE – Park Ridge says Mayor David Schmidt has died at age 57.The city said in a statement tha ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Lawmakers propose increasing earned income tax credit

    SPRINGFIELD – Democratic lawmakers are proposing to double an income tax break supporters say has helped low-paid workers.
    March 5, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Unions sue to block Gov. Rauner's order on dues collection

    CHICAGO – Illinois labor unions filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order ending a requirement that state wor ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Some say tax break would help kids in poverty

    SPRINGFIELD – Democratic lawmakers sought Thursday to double a tax break for low-income workers, introducing their plan the same morning a child advoc ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Jack Franks' plan phases out university employee tuition breaks for kids

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An Illinois lawmaker is proposing that the state do away with tuition breaks for children of employees at public universities.
    March 5, 2015 - 3:35 pm
  • Illinois Open Meetings Act reform bill inspired by Oakwood Hills debacle passes House

    An Open Meetings Act reform bill inspired by the debacle surrounding a proposed Oakwood Hills power plant is headed to the Illinois Senate after unani ...
    March 5, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Preservation Chicago puts city's neon signs on endangered structures list

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago preservation group has put the city's neon signs on its annual list of endangered structures.
    March 5, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Couple offers $92M to Northwestern University medical school

    EVANSTON (AP) — Northwestern University's medical school has received a $92 million donation to pursue regenerative medicine.
    March 5, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • IDOT should clean house on hiring rules, court monitor says

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' political-hiring rules are complicated by union representation, defeating the purpose of ensuring most government jobs are ope ...
    March 4, 2015 - 8:39 pm
  • Suburban Chicago girl, 15, gets juvenile prison in half-sister's death

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl has been sentenced to juvenile prison for the fatal stabbing of her younger half-sister in J ...
    March 4, 2015 - 1:03 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana patients now number 1,600

    SPRINGFIELD — The number of Illinois patients getting state approval to use medical marijuana continues to climb.
    March 4, 2015 - 11:23 am
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