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  • Illinois delegates differ on Melania Trump's possible plagiarism

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois delegates to the Republican National Convention are unconcerned that the potential next first lady may have plagiarized a prede ...
    July 19, 2016 - 4:57 pm
  • Rauner signs bill banning sale of ‘bath salts’ in stores

    TAYLORVILLE – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Monday to punish Illinois retailers that sell so-called bath salts, which are chemicals that mimic ...
    July 19, 2016 - 1:05 am
  • New phone redefines Caterpillar abroad

    PEORIA – With the retail debut last month of the Cat S60 Smartphone, the device joins the ranks of countless Caterpillar Inc. products that aren’t big ...
    July 19, 2016 - 1:05 am
  • Chicago school construction furthers race, class segregation

    CHICAGO (AP) – Under Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Public Schools has spent millions on new schools and pricey additions while putting little effort int ...
    July 17, 2016 - 10:38 am
  • In tight race, Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk steps away from GOP

    CHICAGO – Sen. Mark Kirk made his second appearance in Chicago's gay Pride Parade this year. He broke ranks to support Democrat-backed gun control mea ...
    July 16, 2016 - 1:46 pm
  • Chicago O'Hare International Airport plans include more gates, amenities

    CHICAGO – Chicago is planning a multibillion dollar effort to expand the city’s O’Hare International Airport that includes more gates, larger terminal ...
    July 16, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Report shows Illinois is staring down an $8 billion deficit

    SPRINGFIELD – The state of Illinois' spending will outstrip what it brings in by nearly $8 billion this year, according to a government analysis obtai ...
    July 14, 2016 - 1:25 pm
  • Reeder: Absolute party loyalty is foolish

    SPRINGFIELD – I’ve never understood blind party loyalty.To me, it’s much more important to identify ...
    July 14, 2016 - 9:42 am
  • Sandra Bland: Vigil held to mark 1-year anniversary of Bland's death in Texas jail cell

    CHICAGO – A candlelight vigil was held in Chicago's Federal Plaza late Wednesday to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Sandra Bland, a blac ...
    July 14, 2016 - 9:03 am
  • In Springfield, Hillary Clinton urges country to fix divisions

    SPRINGFIELD – Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln has been transformed into "the party of Trump," declaring he ...
    July 13, 2016 - 2:07 pm
  • Who is in the Chicago 'Hamilton' cast? Plus Daveed Diggs will leave the New York cast

    NEW YORK – Broadway veterans Miguel Cervantes, Karen Olivo and Alexander Gemignani will lead the cast of "Hamilton" in Chicago, while new Tony Award-w ...
    July 13, 2016 - 9:47 am
  • Blagojevich resentencing: Judge to mull opposing portraits

    CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to order former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to serve his entire 14-year prison term when he re ...
    July 12, 2016 - 11:23 pm
  • Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich formed a prison band called "The Jailhouse Rockers"

    CHICAGO – Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to order former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to serve his entire 14-year prison term when he returns ...
    July 12, 2016 - 8:28 am
  • Miller: Problems with Gov. Rauner's list of cuts

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has been touring Illinois to talk about his new “messaging.” He’s quite excited about his “messaging” plans, telling one reporter th ...
    July 11, 2016 - 2:37 pm
  • Women more likely than men to face poverty during retirement

    CHICAGO – During their working years, women tend to earn less than men, and when they retire, they're more likely to live in poverty.
    July 12, 2016 - 12:01 am
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