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  • Weight loss plans show results at wildlife park

    HANNA CITY – Wildlife Prairie Park is seeing promising results with the weight loss plans it implemented for many of the animals living at the facilit ...
    April 23, 2016 - 9:00 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers pass $600M aid for struggling colleges

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois' college and universities received a much-needed lifeline Friday when lawmakers approved a $600 million short-term funding fix ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • Ex-congressmen send letters asking for leniency for Hastert

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, several other former congressmen and a onetime CIA chief were among 41 people who wrote letters ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • Federal officials deny Illinois appeal for disaster funds

    SPRINGFIELD – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied the state’s appeal for federal assistance to help local governments recover from floo ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:15 pm
  • David McSweeney bill to eliminate lieutenant governor passes Illinois House

    A joint resolution proposing to eliminate the office of lieutenant governor passed through the Illinois House of Representatives by a 95-10 vote Frida ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:28 am
  • House OKs Tryon bill that increases access to fresh fruits and vegetables for low income Illinoisans

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinoisans who rely on public assistance programs may soon be able to use their benefits to gain better access to fresh fruits and vege ...
    April 22, 2016 - 3:08 pm
  • McHenry County lawmakers differ on bill to fund universities

    SPRINGFIELD – Many Illinois legislative leaders are praising a short-term plan to help struggling universities during the budget impasse, though both ...
    April 22, 2016 - 1:31 pm
  • Caterpillar adjusted profit meets Wall Street's view, sales fall

    PEORIA – Caterpillar's first-quarter adjusted profit met Wall Street's view, even as sales declined across various categories while it continues to de ...
    April 22, 2016 - 8:53 am
  • State Rep. Jack Franks opposition to graduated income tax could kill bill

    Less than a week after Democrats proposed replacing Illinois’ flat income tax with a graduated tax system, the measure may already be on its way to de ...
    April 23, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Changes due for Chicago police; mayor keeps review authority

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced changes in the way police-involved shootings and police misconduct cases are handled on Thursday, but d ...
    April 22, 2016 - 12:55 am
  • State Rep. Jack Franks' property tax relief bill passes Illinois House

    Property tax relief for Illinois homeowners who live in non-home rule communities is a step closer to reality.
    April 22, 2016 - 1:03 am
  • Illinois identifies cluster of bloodstream infection cases

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois health officials are reporting a cluster of cases of a rare bloodstream infection they detected while investigating a Wisconsin ...
    April 20, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • Educators pressure Illinois lawmakers over school funding

    CHICAGO – Educators amped up the pressure on Illinois leaders for more school and university funding with protests Wednesday in Springfield and fierce ...
    April 20, 2016 - 11:32 pm
  • Illinois weighs legalization of daily fantasy sports betting

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers will try to legalize gambling in online daily fantasy sports with a measure to regulate various aspects of how the bu ...
    April 20, 2016 - 9:01 am
  • Senate President John Cullerton drops idea to tax miles driven to finance roads

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate president says he will not pursue a proposal to pay for road construction by taxing motorists by the miles they driv ...
    April 19, 2016 - 8:36 am
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