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  • Illinois town in Trump territory backs detained immigrant

    WEST FRANKFORT – A southern Illinois community that solidly backed President Donald Trump has rallied behind a Mexican restaurant manager who doesn’t ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 11:45 pm
  • Chance the Rapper, Rauner to talk Chicago school funding

    CHICAGO – Grammy-winning artist Chance the Rapper and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner plan to meet this week to discuss funding education in Chicago.
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 10:39 pm
  • School seminar near Chicago sparks civil rights, race debate

    WINNETKA – When a largely white public school nestled in Chicago’s wealthiest suburbs planned a daylong civil rights seminar, it drafted two National ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 12:45 am
  • Pre-existing conditions complicate Obamacare replacement

    CHICAGO – As Republicans try to unite around a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, one of the most popular parts of the law will be among the mos ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 11:54 pm
  • Best tactic for some governors is to avoid mention of Trump

    WASHINGTON – These should be heady times for the GOP as the nation’s governors prepare to gather for their winter meeting in Washington, D.C. Republic ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 12:23 am
  • Illinois union OKs strike over Rauner contract dispute

    SPRINGFIELD – Tens of thousands of state government workers have sanctioned a strike against Gov. Bruce Rauner and his contract terms, union officials ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:47 pm
  • Midsize companies trade hometowns for major cities, global markets

    PEORIA – Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis planned to open this year’s State of the City speech by thanking Caterpillar Inc. for its longtime commitment to the c ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:47 pm
  • Principals to bar immigration agents from Chicago schools

    CHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools has instructed its principals not to let federal immigration agents inside district buildings without a criminal warr ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 2:20 pm
  • Drew Peterson transferred out of Illinois prison system

    MENARD – Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in the disappearance of his fourt ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:32 pm
  • Austria approves U.S. extradition for Ukrainian oligarch

    VIENNA – An Austrian court on Tuesday approved a U.S. extradition request for a Ukrainian oligarch suspected of paying millions of dollars in bribes t ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:58 pm
  • Lincoln museum to showcase Cubs-Cardinals rivalry

    SPRINGFIELD – The historic and longtime rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals will be the subject of an exhibit at Springfield’ ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:58 pm
  • Bears lead Chicago sports franchises in backing measure reducing injured players' workers' compensation

    SPRINGFIELD – Should injured pro athletes be allowed to earn workers’ compensation benefits until they are 67 years old, like other workers, even if t ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:50 pm
  • State Police commander willing to beat the streets

    COLLINSVILLE – Timothy Tyler knew it wasn’t time to sit around the office.When a surprise freezing r ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 12:51 am
  • Tentative settlement reached in 2008 Illinois education lawsuit over school funding

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Urban League and the Illinois State Board of Education have reached a tentative settlement of a yearslong lawsuit that claims di ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 11:21 pm
  • University of Illinois police issue letter about sexual assaults

    URBANA – Police at the University of Illinois campus in Urbana-Champaign have issued a letter about sexual assaults after three were reported in recen ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 11:21 pm
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