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  • Gutierrez says he will pay congressional staff overtime

    WASHINGTON – Illinois Democratic Congressman Luis Gutierrez says he will comply with a proposal made by President Barack Obama and pay overtime to mem ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Flooding dampens summer recreation along Illinois River

    PEORIA – Flooding along the Illinois River that has prompted National Weather Service warnings and closed the waterway to boaters for weeks this summe ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Shooting victim's father wins records from Carbondale police

    CARBONDALE – Another Illinois law enforcement agency has been found to have violated state public records laws by not releasing investigative records ...
    July 28, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Rauner signs bill broadening eligibility for food stamps

    SPRINGFIELD – More Illinois families will be able to receive federal food stamps under expanded eligibility signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
    July 28, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Missing teenager found safe

    ST. CHARLES – A days-long search for a Campton Hills teen ended Tuesday morning when she was found, safe and sound, at a friend's house in St. Charles ...
    July 29, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Farm Aid to mark 30th anniversary with Chicago concert

    CHICAGO — Farm Aid will have a 30th-anniversary concert featuring Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews in Chicago.
    July 28, 2015 - 1:40 pm
  • Report: Illinois retirees contacted about working if strike

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has been contacting retired state employees to determine if they’re willing to come back on short-ter ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:07 pm
  • Mitsubishi, UAW to work together on buyer for Illinois plant

    CHAMPAIGN – Mitsubishi Motors and the United Auto Workers said Monday that they will work together to look for a buyer for the central Illinois plant ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Illinois hosted 109.4M visitors in 2014, up 3.5 percent

    CHICAGO – Illinois tourism officials said the state saw a 3.5 percent increase in visitors during 2014.
    July 27, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • Chicago aldermen to ask police for information on rape kits

    CHICAGO – Two Chicago aldermen plan to ask a City Council committee to investigate if there is a backlog of unprocessed rape kits involving Chicago se ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • U of Illinois pays $550,000 to PR firm for branding contract

    URBANA – The University of Illinois is paying the public relations firm Edelman more than a half-million dollars to develop a campus branding plan and ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:06 pm
  • Chicago man sentenced to 14 years in baby son’s death

    WAUKEGAN – A Chicago man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for killing his 2-month-old son in Waukegan in 2013.
    July 27, 2015 - 11:05 pm
  • More Illinois residents feel pain as budget impasse drags on

    CHICAGO – As she drops off her 4-year-old son at a Chicago daycare to head for a job she loves, Stacy Rutledge wonders how she’ll keep doing it once s ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Dogs survive Caseyville house explosion; natural gas leak suspected

    CASEYVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Several dogs thought to have died in a southern Illinois house explosion caused by a suspected natural gas leak have been resc ...
    July 27, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • Lawmaker pay, a firestorm for years, lit again

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois government by the numbers: 27 days into a new fiscal year, the state has no budget, a deficit of up to $4 billion and Republica ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:56 pm
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