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  • Illinois Medicaid restricts use of hepatitis C drug

    CHICAGO – Facing ballooning costs for a $1,000 pill to treat hepatitis C, Illinois' Medicaid program is putting tight restrictions in place, including ...
    NEW: July 31, 2014 - 12:17 am
  • City leaders say PCBs not only concern at landfill

    CLINTON – Communities that rely on a large central Illinois aquifer say Gov. Pat Quinn’s decision to block disposal of PCBs at the Clinton Landfill mi ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Charges upgraded to murder after Palatine fight

    PALATINE – A 35-year-old Palatine man is being held in lieu of $2 million bond on a first-degree murder charge after the death of a man the suspect al ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • 3 men rescued in Lake Michigan after capsizing

    CHICAGO – Chicago fire authorities say three men have been rescued after their sailboat capsized in Lake Michigan.
    July 30, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Pipe bomb found in downtown Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD – Federal agencies are investigating after a pipe bomb was found outside a downtown Springfield restaurant.
    July 30, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Quinn: State will 'prevail' in Shakman lawsuit

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn said attorneys representing the state will be ready to defend their position in a lawsuit scrutinizing hiring in his Departme ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Governor candidates Quinn, Rauner assess overseas tax breaks

    CHICAGO – The practice of U.S. corporations reorganizing with foreign entities overseas to reduce taxes back home has emerged as an issue in Illinois' ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Governor candidates differ on overseas tax breaks

    CHICAGO (AP) — The practice of U.S. corporations reorganizing overseas with foreign entities to cut taxes back home has emerged as an issue in Illinoi ...
    July 30, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • Police search for trucker after fatal I-70 wreck

    TROY – Illinois State Police are searching for a tractor-trailer driver who they say drove off after being involved in an accident that left another m ...
    July 30, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Lollapalooza marks a decade in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Once the vagabond of the music festival and touring circuit, Lollapalooza marks its 10th anniversary in Chicago when it opens for three days ...
    July 30, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Illinois officials identify man killed by police

    PANA – Illinois authorities have identified a man who shot and wounded a police officer before being killed by troopers during an exchange of gunfire.
    July 30, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Starved Rock trails still closed from storm damage

    UTICA – A majority of the 13-mile trail system at Starved Rock State Park in northern Illinois remains closed because of significant storm damage that ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Excavation finds courthouse where Lincoln worked

    BLOOMINGTON – Archaeologists excavating near the McLean County Museum of History in Bloomington have unearthed part of the footprint of the 1836 court ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Chicago Transit Authority reports drop in crime

    CHICAGO – Chicago officials are releasing figures that show violent crime and thefts on Chicago Transit Authority trains, buses and platforms has drop ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Judge orders fitness test for inmate who escaped

    ELGIN – A Kane County judge has ordered a fitness test for a prisoner who escaped while being transported from a mental health facility outside Chicag ...
    July 29, 2014 - 11:39 pm
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