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  • Illinois remapping issue step closer to November ballot; lawsuit awaits

    SPRINGFIELD – Election officials say a group that wants voters to decide if an independent commission should draw Illinois' political boundaries appea ...
    May 24, 2016 - 1:48 pm
  • State election board questions Illinois' automatic voter registration

    CHICAGO – A plan to make Illinois the next state to allow automatic voter registration is moving through the Legislature despite the state’s leading e ...
    May 24, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Inmate: Drew Peterson admitted to killing missing wife

    CHESTER – A prison inmate Drew Peterson is accused of enlisting to arrange the killing of a state's attorney says the imprisoned former suburban Chica ...
    May 23, 2016 - 8:01 pm
  • Bomb threat leads to evacuation at DeKalb's Clinton Rosette Middle School

    DeKALB – School District 428 administrators evacuated about 600 sixth- through eighth-grade students at Clinton Rosette Middle School after receiving ...
    May 23, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Tribune rejects second Gannett bid; sets the stage for talks

    NEW YORK – Tribune Publishing rejected a second takeover bid from USA Today owner Gannett, but did say Monday that it was open to further talks.
    May 23, 2016 - 9:17 am
  • Opening statements launch Drew Peterson murder-for-hire trial

    CHESTER – Opening statements are to begin in the murder-for-hire trial of Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police officer accused of plottin ...
    May 23, 2016 - 8:19 am
  • Budget stalemate erodes interest in some Illinois colleges

    CHAMPAIGN – High school seniors’ unease over the lack of state funding for Illinois universities is contributing to a drop in applications at a number ...
    May 23, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • David McSweeney bill to rein in Illinois local government expenses headed to governor

    A bill aimed at cracking down on public officials dining and traveling at taxpayers’ expense is headed to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s desk to be signed into l ...
    May 23, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Illinois governor: Still time to achieve 'grand compromise'

    BEDFORD PARK – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says there's time for Republicans and rank-and-file Democrats to accomplish "a grand compromise" on a balanc ...
    May 22, 2016 - 7:31 pm
  • Budget stalemate erodes interest in some Illinois colleges

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — High school seniors' unease over the lack of state funding for Illinois universities is contributing to a drop in applications ...
    May 22, 2016 - 1:56 pm
  • Group aiming to prevent veteran suicides meets in Belleville

    BELLEVILLE (AP) — A state-appointed Illinois task force aimed at preventing suicides among veterans has met in Belleville.
    May 22, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Illinois prisons chief to lead mental health overhaul

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois' top corrections official says an overhaul has begun of prison mental health programs following a settlement in a class-ac ...
    May 22, 2016 - 11:15 am
  • Woman killed, man wounded near Chicago police headquarters

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s police superintendent said the fatal shooting of a woman leaving a coffee shop near police headquarters Friday is an indication of ...
    May 22, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Illinois GOP calls for unity as some tiptoe around Trump at state covention

    PEORIA – Illinois Republicans cheered calls for unity at the party's state convention on Saturday even as some top elected officials tiptoed around th ...
    May 22, 2016 - 12:30 am
  • NIU officials: Graduate's guest had measles

    DeKALB – A family member of a Northern Illinois University student who graduated during the 1:30 p.m. ceremony May 14 at the NIU Convocation Center wa ...
    May 21, 2016 - 10:34 am
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