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  • State workers' suit against Duckworth spills into Senate bid

    JONESBORO – A civil lawsuit alleging ethics violations nearly a decade ago has become an issue in a Democratic congresswoman’s bid to unseat first-ter ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 8:26 pm
  • Ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich asks full court to hear appeal

    CHICAGO – Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday asked a full federal appeals court to rehear his case, hoping it will overturn more of his 1 ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 8:24 pm
  • Schock spends campaign funds after departure

    PEORIA – A new financial report from former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's political action committee shows campaign money has been spent since he left Cong ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 8:24 pm
  • Bland’s family sues state trooper, wants answers

    HOUSTON – The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wrongful-death la ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 8:24 pm
  • Questionable computer files lead to priest's suspension

    CHICAGO – Chicago's Roman Catholic Archbishop Blase Cupich has removed a priest from his pastoral duties as authorities investigate why the priest had ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 8:24 pm
  • ADM misses Wall Street second quarter forecasts

    CHICAGO Archer Daniels Midland Co. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $386 million.The Chi ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 8:24 pm
  • Shire offers to buy Baxter drug spinoff for $30 billion

    NEW YORK – The Irish drugmaker Shire is offering to buy Baxalta for about $30 billion in stock as it attempts to solidify its strengthening position i ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 8:24 pm
  • NRC inspecting Illinois uranium-conversion plant after leak

    METROPOLIS — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is conducting a special inspection at a southern Illinois uranium-conversion plant after a weekend leak ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 1:48 pm
  • Party on, Abe: Illinois named top party school in the US

    CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois stakes claim to 23 Nobel Prize winners and tech prowess that contributed to the creation of YouTube, Netscape, ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Survey: 1/3 of Illinois human service agencies making cuts

    CHICAGO – A new survey shows more than one-third of Illinois human service agencies are helping fewer clients and tapping into cash reserves to weathe ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Rauner: Illinois to review new federal power plant limits

    ST. LOUIS – Gov. Bruce Rauner offered little insight Monday into whether Illinois, which the federal government says ranks near the bottom in emission ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • 2-year-old boy drowns at northern Illinois campground

    SUBLETTE – Authorities say a suburban Chicago toddler has drowned at a campground in northern Illinois.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Police: Illinois man dies after jumping into Wisconsin lake

    TOWN OF DELAVAN, Wis. – Police say a 49-year-old Illinois man has died after he jumped into a southern Wisconsin lake to retrieve fishing equipment.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Sears sales fall sharply in 2Q as it spins off real estate

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – Sears Holdings Corp. says a key sales figure fell sharply in the second quarter, particularly dragged down by weakness at its namesa ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Chicago-based nonprofit gets $7.2M from Chase settlement

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Equal Justice Foundation is benefiting from a $7.2 million windfall that the state was given in a settlement with Chase.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 12:18 am
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