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  • Report: Illinois retirees contacted about working if strike

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has been contacting retired state employees to determine if they’re willing to come back on short-ter ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Mitsubishi, UAW to work together on buyer for Illinois plant

    CHAMPAIGN – Mitsubishi Motors and the United Auto Workers said Monday that they will work together to look for a buyer for the central Illinois plant ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Illinois hosted 109.4M visitors in 2014, up 3.5 percent

    CHICAGO – Illinois tourism officials said the state saw a 3.5 percent increase in visitors during 2014.
    July 27, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Chicago aldermen to ask police for information on rape kits

    CHICAGO – Two Chicago aldermen plan to ask a City Council committee to investigate if there is a backlog of unprocessed rape kits involving Chicago se ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • U of Illinois pays $550,000 to PR firm for branding contract

    URBANA – The University of Illinois is paying the public relations firm Edelman more than a half-million dollars to develop a campus branding plan and ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Chicago man sentenced to 14 years in baby son’s death

    WAUKEGAN – A Chicago man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for killing his 2-month-old son in Waukegan in 2013.
    July 27, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • More Illinois residents feel pain as budget impasse drags on

    CHICAGO – As she drops off her 4-year-old son at a Chicago daycare to head for a job she loves, Stacy Rutledge wonders how she’ll keep doing it once s ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Dogs survive Caseyville house explosion; natural gas leak suspected

    CASEYVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Several dogs thought to have died in a southern Illinois house explosion caused by a suspected natural gas leak have been resc ...
    July 27, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • Lawmaker pay, a firestorm for years, lit again

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois government by the numbers: 27 days into a new fiscal year, the state has no budget, a deficit of up to $4 billion and Republica ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Brookfield Zoo asks public to vote on names for wolf pups

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Zoological Society says the new additions to Brookfield Zoo's animal population are healthy. Now they just need names.
    July 25, 2015 - 7:02 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers seek federal flood relief for farmers

    CHICAGO – Members of Illinois' congressional delegation are asking President Barack Obama to approve federal disaster relief for farmers hit by severe ...
    July 25, 2015 - 7:01 pm
  • Blase Cupich says Chicago Archdiocese will act on climate change

    CHICAGO – Chicago's Catholic archdiocese is the nation's first to monitor its buildings' power and water usage and greenhouse gas emissions.
    July 25, 2015 - 7:01 pm
  • Consumer groups questions lax Illinois laws on ATV safety

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois has some of the least-restrictive laws regulating all-terrain vehicles, and enthusiasts and consumer advocates are divided abou ...
    July 25, 2015 - 6:53 pm
  • Sandra Bland funeral draws mourners, supporters to Lisle church

    LISLE – The upbeat music that played Saturday morning at the DuPage African Methodist Episcopal Church in Lisle was in stark contrast to the somber fa ...
    July 25, 2015 - 6:44 pm
  • St. Charles police seek public’s help in search for missing teen

    ST. CHARLES – Police in St. Charles and Campton Hills on Friday continued their search for a 14-year-old Campton Hills girl who last was seen Wednesda ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:46 pm
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