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  • Former Illinois school bus driver jailed for DUI

    WHEATON – A former school bus driver from northern Illinois has been sentenced to 20 days in jail for driving drunk while on duty.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Report: Rauner firm had Cayman investment funds

    SPRINGFIELD – A newspaper reported that Republican Bruce Rauner’s former private equity firm set up investment funds in the Cayman Islands – including ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Clock ticks on Illinois term limits ballot measure

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner made a last push Tuesday for court approval of a measure that would ask voters ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Emanuel's critics scurry to find 2015 challenger

    CHICAGO – Rahm Emanuel swept into the Chicago mayor’s office with support from across the city, a nod from favorite son Barack Obama and a promise – s ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Illinois sees year's 1st human case of West Nile

    SPRINGFIELD – Health officials in Illinois are reporting the state's first human case of West Nile virus this year.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 8:29 am
  • Hearing focuses on cutting gases

    CHICAGO – Illinois regulators on Monday began formal hearings on how the state should meet tougher federal limits on pollutants blamed for global warm ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Police: Woman found dead on highway in Rockford

    ROCKFORD – Winnebago County officials say a Rochelle woman has been found dead on a highway after being hit by a semitrailer.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Officials detail $40M Rockford jet repair facility

    ROCKFORD – A planned 200,000 square foot jet-repair and maintenance center will run 24 hours a day when it opens in Rockford, a move that'll create up ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Illinois fair attendance down 9 percent with rain

    SPRINGFIELD – Attendance at this year's Illinois State Fair is down about 9 percent from last year during a week of frequent rain.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • $1 million bond set for 2 men in Chicago crash

    CHICAGO – A Cook County judge has ordered two men held on $1 million bond each in connection to a police chase that ended in a fatal crash.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Attorney General warns about IT telephone scam

    CHICAGO – Illinois residents are being warned to watch out for telephone scammers who pose as representatives from Microsoft or other technology compa ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Blagojevich, state corruption featured in ruling

    CHICAGO – A U.S. appeals court took on the issue of Illinois corruption under now-imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich as it revived a lawsuit alleg ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Audit: Ill. overdrew Medicaid dollars

    CHICAGO – Illinois used faulty methods for withdrawing federal Medicaid money, resulting in “a perpetual ‘treadmill effect’ ” of regular overdrafts th ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Experts say centuries-old Quincy elm not dying

    QUINCY – Experts have declared that an American elm tree that could be nearly four centuries old is not dying.
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • GOP newcomers say lack of experience is asset in 2014

    CHICAGO – A suburban accountant and a retired downstate Marine say their lack of political experience is actually a big asset in the race to unseat tw ...
    Aug. 17, 2014 - 6:56 pm
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