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  • Chicago Public Schools: Students can access bathrooms by 'gender identity'

    CHICAGO – The nation's third-largest school district has outlined new rules allowing students access to bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to ...
    May 3, 2016 - 12:19 pm
  • Illinois House likely to vote today on graduated income tax

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois House Democrats who want the state to tax millionaires at higher rates plan to take up a measure that would ultimately let vote ...
    May 3, 2016 - 6:55 am
  • Illinois man crushed by garbage dies in landfill accident

    ROCKFORD – The death of a 54-year-old man buried under the weight of a tipped-over garbage truck and its contents at a Rockford landfill is under inve ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • City announces plans to build Navy Pier hotel by 2018

    CHICAGO – The city of Chicago said construction will begin next year on the first hotel at the popular tourist attraction, Navy Pier.
    May 2, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Races back on at Arlington Park after legal dispute settled

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Opening day at Arlington International Racecourse is back on following an agreement to resolve a lawsuit that threatened the summe ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • For some, Chicago State flawed but final shot at degree

    CHICAGO – Most of the more than 4,000 students at Chicago State University on the city's south side are black, have low incomes and, like their school ...
    May 2, 2016 - 12:32 am
  • Champaign police officer waives jury in sex assault case

    CHAMPAIGN – A Champaign police officer charged with sex crimes involving three women in two counties has waived his right to a jury trial in one of th ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • Offer to restore power at shuttered Illinois state park rejected

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois utility has rejected a local park district's offer to cover the unpaid electric bills at a state park that was rec ...
    May 1, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Illinois budget standoff forces 300 layoffs at Chicago State

    CHICAGO – Chicago State University laid off more than 300 employees, about a third of its workforce, after emergency state funding recently approved a ...
    May 1, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Illinois weighs college aid for students in the U.S. illegally

    SPRINGFIELD – Laura Vivaldo considers herself fortunate among her Illinois college classmates who are in the U.S. illegally and struggle to pay tuitio ...
    April 29, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • 5 baby bison born at Illinois grassland preserve

    WILMINGTON – For the first time, a national grassland preserve in northeastern Illinois has added to its bison herd through newborns – and not just on ...
    April 29, 2016 - 9:30 pm
  • Advocates fear chaos after Rauner home health care ruling

    SPRINGFIELD – Gaileen Roberts’ daughter Jody has cerebral palsy, is quadriplegic and developmentally delayed. But she can live at home because her mot ...
    April 29, 2016 - 12:26 am
  • Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert sentenced to 15 months in prison

    CHICAGO – Dennis Hastert, the Republican who for eight years presided over the House and was second in the line of succession to the presidency, was s ...
    April 27, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • A look at the men accusing Dennis Hastert of sexual abuse

    CHICAGO – When he steps before a judge today, Dennis Hastert will learn whether he goes to prison for breaking federal banking rules in a scheme to co ...
    April 27, 2016 - 7:30 am
  • Illinois bills would limit mentally ill from owning guns

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ ability to keep guns out of the hands of people who are mentally ill or pose a danger would be strengthened under several prop ...
    April 26, 2016 - 11:47 pm
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