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  • Illinois medical marijuana approved for PTSD, osteoarthritis

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ new medical marijuana program would cover thousands, perhaps millions, more patients under expansive recommendations that an advis ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Gambling hearings bring expansion talks back into spotlight

    CHICAGO – With a budget deadline to attempt closing a roughly $6 billion shortfall weeks away, top Illinois leaders and lawmakers are putting the spot ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Gambling hearings bring expansion talks back into spotlight

    CHICAGO (AP) — With a budget deadline to attempt closing a roughly $6 billion shortfall weeks away, top Illinois leaders and lawmakers are putting the ...
    May 4, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Remains of Marine killed in WWII to return to Illinois

    WATSEKA – The remains of an eastern Illinois man will be laid to rest this month in his hometown cemetery — more than 70 years after he was killed on ...
    May 3, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Illinois working with zoos, businesses to prevent bird flu

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Agriculture is working with businesses, zoos and bird owners to reduce the risk of bird flu.
    May 3, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Illinois woman accused of stealing boss's identity

    URBANA – A central Illinois woman is accused of stealing her boss's identity to obtain credit.Forty- ...
    May 3, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Rauner agency privatization idea raises oversight concerns

    CHAMPAIGN – Gov. Bruce Rauner says his plan to privatize the state’s economic development agency will improve job creation in Illinois. But similar pl ...
    May 3, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Meat Loaf cancels appearance at Illinois State Fair

    SPRINGFIELD – Meat Loaf has cancelled his appearance this summer at the Illinois State Fair just days after it was announced.
    May 3, 2015 - 9:02 am
  • On 150th anniversary, Lincoln’s hometown re-enacts funeral

    SPRINGFIELD – At Abraham Lincoln’s death, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton declared, “Now he belongs to the ages,” but the meticulous, 150th anniversary ...
    May 2, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Illinois economic index hits high in April

    URBANA – An index of the state’s economy maintained by the University of Illinois reached its second-highest point last month since the recession.
    May 2, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Richard Pryor statue to stand in his Illinois hometown

    PEORIA – A yearslong effort to honor comedian Richard Pryor with a statue in Peoria is coming to a conclusion and prompting some residents of his home ...
    May 2, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Chicago breeder says masked men stole pit bulls at gunpoint

    CHICAGO – A Chicago dog breeder says several masked men have stolen three of his pit bulls at gunpoint.
    May 2, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Audit: Illinois bridges went without inspections

    SPRINGFIELD – Some bridges in Illinois are not being checked as often as they should be, according to a state auditor’s report released this week.
    May 1, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Suspect in FAA fire at Chicago air traffic control facility in Aurora formally charged

    CHICAGO — A suburban Chicago contractor accused of setting fire to an air traffic control facility has been formally charged.
    May 1, 2015 - 2:39 pm
  • Obama chooses Chicago to host his presidential library

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has chosen his hometown of Chicago to host his future presidential library, two individuals with knowledge of the ...
    May 1, 2015 - 12:04 am
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