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  • Spike in mumps cases reported across Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Public health officials are investigating a sharp increase in the number of mumps cases recorded in central Illinois.
    April 18, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Illinois' mining-oversight official fired

    ST. LOUIS – A top administrator with the Illinois state agency that regulates coal mining and other energy interests has been fired, becoming the late ...
    April 18, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Investigator wants tougher legislative ethics laws

    SPRINGFIELD – Job recommendations and university application referrals from Illinois lawmakers should be tracked and publicized after clout-related sc ...
    April 18, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • U of I names presidential search committee

    URBANA – University of Illinois trustees have named a 19-member search committee to look for President Robert Easter's replacement.
    April 18, 2014 - 4:23 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana: $100 for patient card

    CHICAGO – Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section ...
    April 18, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Former gov't informant charged with wire fraud

    CHICAGO — A Chicago real estate developer who was a key government witness in corruption cases is facing federal charges after authorities say he stol ...
    April 18, 2014 - 12:24 pm
  • Ferry stops service on Mississippi River

    MEYER — A farm cooperative has shut down a ferry service that shuttled agricultural products and other goods across the Mississippi River between west ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

    CHICAGO – Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their homet ...
    April 21, 2014 - 5:06 pm
  • Fake Peoria mayor Twitter account prompts raid

    PEORIA – Police officers trying to find out who was behind a fake Twitter account set up in the name of Peoria’s mayor have raided a home, seizing com ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language

    CHICAGO – Illinois regulators finalizing the state’s conditions for medical marijuana have removed a proposed rule that would have barred legal gun ow ...
    April 18, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3 years

    CHICAGO – An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-ye ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Judge puts off ruling in suit against Rutherford

    CHICAGO – A federal judge has delayed a decision about granting Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford’s request to throw out a lawsuit filed against him b ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Report: April soil moisture level high in Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – Illinois officials say the level of soil moisture is high across Illinois.The University ...
    April 17, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • 2 ex-Cook County workers sentenced for bribery

    CHICAGO – Two former Cook County Board of Review analysts convicted of federal conspiracy, bribery and fraud charges have been sentenced to prison.
    April 17, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Illinois unemployment drops to 5-year-low

    CHICAGO (AP) — State officials say unemployment in Illinois dropped in March to 8.4 percent. That's its lowest level since 2009.
    April 17, 2014 - 12:48 pm
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