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  • University of Illinois wrongly revoked job offer over Israel tweets, professors group says

    CHAMPAIGN — A report from a national professors group says the University of Illinois wrongly rescinded a job offer for a professor after he made crit ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • State to extend Get Covered Illinois PR contract by 2 months

    CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration is negotiating a two-month contract extension with the public relations firm that handles the st ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Chicago Transit Authority blamed for O'Hare airport train derailment

    CHICAGO — Federal investigators say the Chicago Transit Authority shares in the blame for an accident last year in which a commuter train operator fel ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Chicago nurses call off strike, agreement reached, university hospital says

    CHICAGO — Officials at University of Chicago Medical Center say the hospital has reached a tentative agreement with a union representing registered nu ...
    April 28, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Madigan continues push for campus sex assault protection

    EDWARDSVILLE – Victims of campus sex assaults in Illinois would have confidential university advisers to help guide them through the legal and medical ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Illinois budget cuts to affect students, sickle cell center

    SPRINGFIELD – A bipartisan deal to cut $300 million in spending in Illinois is set to affect college students, as well as Chicago residents with sickl ...
    April 27, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • University of Chicago Medical Center nurses set to strike

    CHICAGO — A union representing more than 1,500 registered nurses is planning a strike at University of Chicago Medical Center to call attention to iss ...
    April 27, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • ISP investigates East St. Louis Housing Authority shooting

    EAST ST. LOUIS – Illinois State Police are investigating a shooting involving an East St. Louis Housing Authority police officer that left one man inj ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers consider ban on crib bumper pads

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers are again considering a ban on crib bumper pads along with a proposal to set state safety standards for the product.
    April 26, 2015 - 11:42 pm
  • U of Illinois spends $30K for Biden speech on sex assault

    URBANA – Officials say the University of Illinois spent an estimated $30,000 to bring Vice President Joe Biden to campus as part of a White House camp ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Dog left for days inside Chicago animal control van

    CHICAGO – Authorities say a dog was forgotten and left for several days inside a Chicago Animal Care and Control van.
    April 26, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Illinois GOP targets political hiring; Democrats wary

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republicans have unveiled legislation backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner they say will clean up state hiring rules that allow a govern ...
    April 26, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Chicago's Mt. Greenwood block named for 12-year-old cancer patient Emily Beazley

    CHICAGO (AP) — A block in Chicago's Mt. Greenwood neighborhood has been renamed to honor a 12-year-old cancer patient who lives nearby.
    April 26, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • New Illinois schools chief says funding fix could take years

    SPRINGFIELD – The state’s new superintendent of schools believes the formula to distribute state aid to Illinois schools is flawed. But, unlike lawmak ...
    April 25, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Armenian-American judge marks WWI-era killings

    CHICAGO – A federal judge in Chicago has marked the centennial of the start of the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks.
    April 25, 2015 - 11:37 pm
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