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  • Police find nearly 130 explosives at Normal man's home

    NORMAL – Police said they seized nearly 130 explosives from the home of a central Illinois man.McLea ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 11:18 pm
  • Michel, GOP leader skilled at deal-making, dies at age 93

    WASHINGTON – Bob Michel, an affable Illinois congressman who served as leader of the Republican House minority for 14 years and was skilled at seeking ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 12:03 am
  • Illinois attorney general to appeal denial of request to halt worker pay

    BELLEVILLE – A judge on Thursday denied a request by the Illinois attorney general to stop paying state workers unless lawmakers resolve an ongoing bu ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 12:08 am
  • Bill requiring public universities to admit top 10 percent advances in Illinois House

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois House committee has cleared a proposal that would require public universities to admit first-time freshman applicants who fi ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 12:07 am
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner encourages 'grand bargain' with stronger reforms

    Gov. Bruce Rauner used his annual budget address Wednesday to encourage state lawmakers to reach a “grand bargain” budget deal, but said reforms that ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:47 am
  • Exelon rivals sue to block billions in subsidies

    CHICAGO – Competitors of Chicago-based Exelon Corp. filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday opposing legislation that provides billions of dollars in subsidie ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:53 pm
  • Abrupt cuts hinder Illinois domestic violence shelters

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois officials waited more than five months to alert dozens of domestic violence programs that their funding had been eliminated, an ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:01 pm
  • Rauner to push funding 200 more state police cadets to patrol Chicago expressways

    CHICAGO – A Chicago toddler was shot and killed on Tuesday in what police suspect was a "gang hit" on a man in a vehicle with her, just a few days aft ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers propose biotechnology tax credits

    DECATUR – Two Illinois lawmakers have proposed a plan to offer tax credits to biotechnology businesses in hopes of boosting agricultural jobs in centr ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:31 pm
  • Illinois worker pay battle to resurface in court, assembly

    SPRINGFIELD – The question of whether to continue paying government workers during Illinois's budget stalemate will surface again this week as a court ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 12:09 am
  • Illinois teachers learn to help students affected by trauma

    DECATUR – Six schools in central Illinois are participating in a pilot project to train teachers, administrators and other adults to help students who ...
    Feb. 12, 2017 - 10:39 pm
  • Patrick Kennedy on Trump: 'We're not an authoritarian country'

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy said he thinks what President Donald Trump has done so far in office will “hopefully spark a re-ex ...
    Feb. 12, 2017 - 10:39 pm
  • Girls, 11 and 12, shot in head in separate Chicago attacks

    CHICAGO – Police are investigating separate shootings on Chicago’s South Side that left two young girls in critical condition.
    Feb. 12, 2017 - 10:38 pm
  • Bradley to build $86M business, engineering site

    PEORIA – Bradley University in central Illinois is moving forward with plans to build a new, $86 million business and engineering complex.
    Feb. 12, 2017 - 10:38 pm
  • Pardoned Chicago man says he felt abandoned by Pence

    CHICAGO – A Chicago man who spent more than eight years in prison for a wrongful conviction said Friday he’s angry that his name wasn’t cleared by Vic ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 11:36 pm
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