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  • University of Illinois opens center for wounded veterans

    URBANA – The University of Illinois has opened a center to help wounded war veterans earn college diplomas.
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Chicago man charged in 20-month-old’s death acquitted

    CHICAGO – A Cook County jury has acquitted a Chicago man charged with first-degree murder in the 2010 death of a 20-month-old girl.
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Car crashes into northern Illinois church, injuring 6

    GRAYSLAKE – A car crashed through the front doors of a Grayslake church hosting a donation drive for a food pantry. Six people were hospitalized with ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Number of Chicago heroin overdoses hits 74 in 3 days

    CHICAGO – Authorities in Chicago say a recent rise in heroin overdoses is continuing to climb.Fire D ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Illinois treasurer warns of effects of budget impasse

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs has warned the state's top leaders that the budget impasse could affect "critically important" services ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Illinois tax break deals yield uncertain results for state

    CHICAGO – A newspaper analysis shows that companies who receive tax breaks through Illinois' primary job-creation program often don't add jobs and som ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Rauner: Illinois budget standoff 'could go on for a while'

    EFFINGHAM – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says the standoff over a state budget "could go on for a while" but his administration is prepared to continue ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Chicago Public Schools lower graduation rate after errors

    CHICAGO — Officials with Chicago Public Schools have slightly lowered the district's touted graduation rate after statistical errors were discovered.
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 10:59 am
  • Illinois treasurer warns of effects of state budget impasse

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs has warned the state's top leaders that the budget impasse could affect "critically important" ser ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • Deere has tentative labor agreement with UAW workers

    MOLINE – Farm equipment manufacturer Deere & Co. said Thursday it has reached a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers union, averting a pos ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 12:45 am
  • Illinois medical marijuana applicants trending female, older

    CHICAGO – The patient most commonly seeking a doctor’s blessing to use medical marijuana in Illinois is an older woman in Cook County with either seve ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Man busted after signing up for Binny's card while buying $3,600 in alcohol on stolen credit card, police say

    ST. CHARLES – A man who bought more than $3,600 in alcohol from a St. Charles shop faces felony charges on accusations he did so with a stolen credit ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 12:40 am
  • ConAgra cuts 1,500 jobs; moving HQ from Omaha to Chicago

    OMAHA, Neb. – ConAgra will cut about 1,500 jobs, or approximately 30 percent of its global, office-based workforce, and move its headquarters to Chica ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 8:40 am
  • Illinois home day care workers seek repayment of union dues

    ST. LOUIS – Home day care workers in Illinois are seeking a refund of millions of dollars in past payments in a federal lawsuit recently filed in the ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 1:07 am
  • Rauner closes museums, shooting range in budget standoff

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner closed state museums and a sport-shooting complex because of Illinois’ budget crisis, even though most staff will still re ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 12:26 am
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