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  • Illinois Tobacco Quitline closes amid grant suspensions

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois Tobacco Quitline has been put on hold as a result of Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision to suspend $26 million in social ser ...
    April 17, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • Federal officials announce new housing program details

    CHICAGO – Federal officials are starting a new phase of a program designed to help stabilize housing in Cook County neighborhoods hit hard by the econ ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Man dies in industrial accident in Elk Grove Village

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE – Authorities say a 50-year-old man was killed when his clothing became caught in machinery at a plant in Elk Grove Village.
    April 16, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Medical marijuana hearing has sign-up deadline for speakers

    CHICAGO – People who want to present evidence about adding migraines, post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions to the Illinois medical mari ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Prosecutors investigating College of DuPage spending

    GLEN ELLYN – Documents show that federal prosecutors are investigating spending and other issues at the College of DuPage in suburban Chicago.
    April 16, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Illinois unemployment holds steady in March at 6 percent

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state's unemployment rate held steady in March at 6 percent.
    April 16, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Academy cooperating in probe of Chicago schools

    CHICAGO – A former employer of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s hand-picked chief of Chicago schools – a company that was awarded a no-bid contract of up to $20.5 ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Illinois restores $97 million of school funding cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Almost 600 of the 800 Illinois school districts will have $97 million in state funding restored after a budget deal brokered last month ...
    April 16, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Quincy man convicted of murder in pipe beating death

    QUINCY (AP) — Jurors in western Illinois have convicted a Quincy man of first-degree murder for killing a man with a lead pipe.
    April 16, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Schock donor sues ex-U.S. congressman seeking reimbursement

    SPRINGFIELD – Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's legal problems expanded Wednesday as a contributor sued to force the repayment of millions of campaign d ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:32 pm
  • As death of Abraham Lincoln marked, caretakers of tomb face setbacks

    SPRINGFIELD – Caretakers of Abraham Lincoln's tomb are on the defensive over an unflattering critique in National Geographic magazine and looming budg ...
    April 15, 2015 - 8:21 pm
  • Anthony 'Tony' Smith, new Illinois education chief, is urban school reform leader

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Education moved unanimously Wednesday afternoon to make a leadership change, replacing one of the nation's l ...
    April 15, 2015 - 8:17 pm
  • Chicago not releasing video of officer-involved Laquon McDonald shooting

    CHICAGO – Months after a teenager was shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer, the city is still refusing to release the dash-cam video of the fatal ...
    April 15, 2015 - 7:49 pm
  • Panel strips ex-Illinois Rep. Keith Farnham's pension after child porn conviction

    ELGIN (AP) — A state panel has stripped former Illinois state Rep. Keith Farnham's pension after he was convicted of federal child pornography charges ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Airplane changed course before deadly Illinois crash near Bloomington, report says

    CHAMPAIGN — A preliminary report on the airplane crash that killed seven people near Bloomington confirms the pilot unexpectedly changed course as he ...
    April 15, 2015 - 11:31 am
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