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  • GOP leaders rally around Kirk after fundraiser's criticism

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republicans rallied around first-term U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Wednesday after a top fundraiser briefly suggested the moderate el ...
    July 30, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Baby left in hot car for 2 hours in Joliet improving after going into cardiac arrrest

    JOLIET – The 7-month-old baby who went into cardiac arrest after being left in a hot car Tuesday is doing well.
    July 29, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • Chicago man cleared after 17 years in prison for murder shot dead

    CHICAGO — A Chicago man who served 17 years in prison for murder before being cleared of the crime has been shot and killed almost three years after b ...
    July 29, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner halts payment of video gambling profits

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – Municipalities that host video gambling in bars and restaurants won’t get their cut of profits from the machines until the state b ...
    July 29, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Illinois House passes bill to repeal pay raise for state legislators

    The Illinois House approved legislation Tuesday that would repeal the 2 percent automatic cost-of-living adjustment that lawmakers recently received a ...
    July 29, 2015 - 5:36 pm
  • Mumps outbreak centered at U of Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – More than two-thirds of the state's 73 known cases of mumps are in Champaign County, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Gutierrez says he will pay congressional staff overtime

    WASHINGTON – Illinois Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez says he will comply with a proposal made by President Barack Obama and pay overtime to mem ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Flooding dampens summer recreation along Illinois River

    PEORIA – Flooding along the Illinois River that has prompted National Weather Service warnings and closed the waterway to boaters for weeks this summe ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Shooting victim's father wins records from Carbondale police

    CARBONDALE – Another Illinois law enforcement agency has been found to have violated state public records laws by not releasing investigative records ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Rauner signs bill broadening eligibility for food stamps

    SPRINGFIELD – More Illinois families will be able to receive federal food stamps under expanded eligibility signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
    July 28, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Missing teenager found safe

    ST. CHARLES – A days-long search for a Campton Hills teen ended Tuesday morning when she was found, safe and sound, at a friend's house in St. Charles ...
    July 29, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Farm Aid to mark 30th anniversary with Chicago concert

    CHICAGO — Farm Aid will have a 30th-anniversary concert featuring Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews in Chicago.
    July 28, 2015 - 1:40 pm
  • Report: Illinois retirees contacted about working if strike

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has been contacting retired state employees to determine if they’re willing to come back on short-ter ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Mitsubishi, UAW to work together on buyer for Illinois plant

    CHAMPAIGN – Mitsubishi Motors and the United Auto Workers said Monday that they will work together to look for a buyer for the central Illinois plant ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Illinois hosted 109.4M visitors in 2014, up 3.5 percent

    CHICAGO – Illinois tourism officials said the state saw a 3.5 percent increase in visitors during 2014.
    July 27, 2015 - 11:05 pm
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