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  • Madigan re-elected Illinois House speaker, nears U.S. tenure record

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House re-elected Michael Madigan on Wednesday to a 17th term as its leader, putting him on track to soon become the longest ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 11:58 pm
  • McCaleb: Fear drives vote for Madigan as House speaker

    A new General Assembly is sworn in Wednesday, followed by an election of chamber leaders.Barring som ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • New Legislature, same old problem in Illinois: No budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ financial crisis is being handed off from one set of lawmakers to another this week – a problem that, at 18 months, is the nat ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 12:18 am
  • UnitedHealth buying Surgical Care for $2.3 billion

    NEW YORK – UnitedHealth Group is buying surgical center operator Surgical Care Affiliates for about $2.3 billion in a cash-and-stock deal that will ad ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 12:41 am
  • Illinois Senate's budget plan to end deadlock stalls

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate’s plan to end the nation’s longest state budget deadlock fizzled Monday after Republicans declared they wanted more ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 12:46 am
  • Althoff: Illinois Senate hopes to stake out own budget position

    SPRINGFIELD — A plan to end a two-year Illinois budget standoff negotiated in the Senate — which likely includes an income tax increase as well as ite ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 11:52 pm
  • Child pornography producer gets 80-year sentence

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — An 80-year prison sentence has been handed a southern Illinois man who pleaded guilty to child pornography and predatory cri ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 12:15 pm
  • U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin hesitant on some Trump Cabinet nominees

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin is expressing concern about several of President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet picks, noting that overall they ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 10:43 am
  • Man in custody after breaching checkpoint at O'Hare

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say a man is in custody after breaching a security checkpoint at O'Hare International Airport.
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 9:49 am
  • More businesses moving downtown in Illinois city of Anna

    ANNA – One current trend in business is to move downtown, as documented in a Smart Growth America report in June 2015.
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Illinois man hits 30-gallon mark for blood donations

    MILLSTADT – An 82-year-old Illinois man who gave blood for the first time in the 1950s to help the war effort has hit the 30-gallon mark for donations ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 12:03 am
  • Bison herd in Franklin Grove more than quadruples since 2014

    FRANKLIN GROVE – A herd of bison on an Illinois prairie has grown from 20 to 90 since it was brought over two years ago to boost the grassland restora ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 12:03 am
  • Melrose Park man gets 22-year prison term for stealing remote control

    WHEATON – A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for stealing a remote control.
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 12:03 am
  • Thousands brave cold for tickets to Obama farewell speech

    CHICAGO – Thousands of people waited for hours in single-digit temperatures on Saturday to try to get a ticket to President Barack Obama's farewell sp ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 1:50 pm
  • Chicago-area slaying suspect killed in shootout with police on Metra train

    DEERFIELD (AP) — Authorities say the suspect in a Chicago-area slaying has been killed in a police shootout on a Metra train.
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 12:02 pm
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