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  • Former Rep. Reynolds indicted on tax charges

    CHICAGO – A former U.S. congressman from Illinois who has been in legal trouble before is in legal trouble again – this time for allegedly not filing ...
    June 27, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • McDonald's: Fewer Happy Meal orders opting for soda

    NEW YORK – McDonald's says fewer people are picking soda for Happy Meals after it stopped listing the drinks as an option on its menu boards.
    June 25, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Illinois residents to keep insurance subsidies after ruling

    CHICAGO – The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to uphold tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul allows thousands of I ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Inmates file suit against Illinois Department of Corrections

    CHICAGO – A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Chicago federal court on behalf of three inmates accuses the Illinois Department of Corrections of routinely us ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Sentencing delayed for daughter of Obama’s ex-minister

    SPRINGFIELD – Sentencing has been postponed for the daughter of President Barack Obama’s former minister for her role in a state-grant fraud scheme.
    June 25, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Flood warnings affect Illinois as more rain crosses state

    PEORIA – The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for several rivers in Illinois as a large rain storm moves across the middle of the st ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • New Chicago aviation chief warns O’Hare falling behind

    CHICAGO – O’Hare International Airport is falling behind other global hubs as it grapples with flight delays, gate shortages and a largely humdrum ter ...
    June 25, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoes Illinois budget, cites $4 billion deficit

    SPRINGFIELD — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed the bulk of the Illinois budget Thursday that the Democratic-controlled Legislature sent him, increa ...
    June 25, 2015 - 2:04 pm
  • Legislation restricting severance packages rejected by House

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House has rejected legislation that would cap the size of severance packages community colleges can offer to departing admi ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Gov. Rauner moves to keep schools open during Illinois budget clash

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Wednesday to increase state funding for education, ensuring schools remain open even if a dispute betwe ...
    June 24, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Whiteside tornadoes separate from stronger Sublette, Harmon twisters, NWS says

    STERLING – In addition to two Lee County tornadoes – one in Sublette, and one in Harmon – Monday’s storm also produced two separate tornadoes that tou ...
    June 24, 2015 - 6:05 pm
  • Coal City tornado most powerful to hit Chicago-area since Plainfield twister in 1990

    COAL CITY — Packing 160-mile-per-hour winds, the Coal City tornado that touched down Monday night was the most powerful to hit the region since the Au ...
    June 24, 2015 - 12:16 pm
  • Democrats battle themselves on Chicago school pension bill

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Democrats' cross-party dispute in the state Capitol turned internal Tuesday when the majority party in the House failed to appr ...
    June 23, 2015 - 6:39 pm
  • Caterpillar to lay off 50 more workers at East Peoria plant

    PEORIA – Caterpillar Inc. says it will lay off 50 more workers at its East Peoria plant in addition to the 120 layoffs announced last week.
    June 23, 2015 - 6:41 pm
  • Former Illinois health official Quinshaunta Golden gets 8 years for kickbacks

    SPRINGFIELD – A former Illinois Department of Public Health aide was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for her part in a kickback scheme that ...
    June 23, 2015 - 6:29 pm
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