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  • Man found guilty of murder in 2013 shooting at gas station

    BELVIDERE – A 23-year-old Rockford man accused of providing a gun used in the fatal shooting of a rival gang member has been found guilty of first-deg ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • New Illinois natural resources director touts experience

    CARBONDALE – The new director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources says his farming and military experience will help make for a smooth tra ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • State senator files bill to honor 7 brothers, WWII vets

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois state senator has filed legislation that would name a portion of a central Illinois highway after seven brothers ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 7:10 am
  • Illinois video gambling tax revenue more than doubles

    SPRINGFIELD – The state of Illinois and local governments saw tax revenue from video gambling more than double last year.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 7:59 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner among nation's top donors in 2014 elections

    CHICAGO — A new study says multimillionaire Bruce Rauner was among the largest donors to political campaigns in the U.S. in last fall's election.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 2:56 pm
  • Illinois marijuana market could reach $36M in 2016, report says

    CHICAGO — Patients aren't the only ones disappointed by delays in the Illinois medical marijuana program. A newly released report says investors are w ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 2:50 pm
  • Chicago Cubs' Ernie Banks statue moved downtown for tribute

    CHICAGO — Baseball fans are stopping by the downtown Chicago plaza where the statue of the Ernie Banks is on display to pay their respects to the Hall ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 9:16 am
  • Campton Hills man taken into custody in Indiana, hours after incident at Delnor

    GENEVA – A 30-year-old Campton Hills man was taken into police custody in Indiana on Tuesday night, hours after he was involved in an incident that ca ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 8:23 am
  • Rauner previews 'right-to-work zones' as first-year priority

    Correction: In an earlier version of this story, The Associated Press reported erroneously that  Wisconsin has a right-to-work law. It does not.
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • Rep. McSweeney introduces bill to cut Illinois officeholders' pay

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that would cut the pay of elected officeholders by 10 percent.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 9:50 pm
  • Mundelein girl pleads guilty to stabbing sister to death

    WAUKEGAN – A Mundelein girl has admitted to a Lake County judge that she stabbed to death her 11-year-old half-sister.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 9:46 pm
  • More than 300 flights canceled at Chicago airports due to winter storm

    CHICAGO — The winter storm hitting the East Coast is affecting flights in and out of Chicago's two airports.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 9:48 am
  • Chicago drug trafficking twins get sharply reduced sentences for informing on Mexican drug lord

    CHICAGO — Identical twin brothers who ran a drug-trafficking ring that spanned much of North America were sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison afte ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • Amtrak studying possible Danville-to-Quad Cities route

    DANVILLE – Amtrak is studying potential rail service between Danville and the Quad Cities.The News-G ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:38 pm
  • Frerichs announces firm will review Treasurer’s office

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs says he’s bringing in a consulting firm to conduct a performance review of how his office handles it ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:39 pm
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