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  • Lawmakers consider expanding Illinois immigrant protections

    CHICAGO – Illinois legislators are proposing to boost immigrant protections statewide in response to President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immi ...
    Feb. 6, 2017 - 1:06 am
  • 20 NIU students affected by Trump travel ban

    DeKALB – Northern Illinois University student Atef Alghzzy is concerned about how President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and travel w ...
    Feb. 4, 2017 - 12:08 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner hires Leslie Munger as a deputy governor

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Friday he has hired former state Comptroller Leslie Munger to serve as a deputy governor, saying she will focus ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 11:57 pm
  • Lawmakers draft plans to keep Illinois paychecks flowing

    CHICAGO – Two Illinois lawmakers have introduced legislation to ensure that state employees continue receiving paychecks even if a judge agrees with t ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 11:36 pm
  • A solution to the property tax problem

    Todd Grigg teaches the importance of dollars and cents.For more than 20 years, students in Grigg’s c ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 3:07 pm
  • Group of lawmakers recommends Illinois school funding fix; future unclear

    CHICAGO – A bipartisan group of lawmakers and other officials reached agreement Wednesday on a plan to bring more equity to the way Illinois funds its ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 12:14 am
  • Rep. McSweeney: It’s time to cut Illinois property taxes by 10 percent

    Property taxes are hurting Illinois families and each day that goes by without tax relief, the worse this problem becomes. Everywhere that I go in my ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 11:55 pm
  • Chicago police now using high-tech effort to fight crime

    CHICAGO – The head of the Chicago Police Department said Wednesday that his officers are now using high-tech strategies and equipment to fight crime, ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • Chicago police unveil new high-tech crime fighting effort

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department has unveiled new high-tech crime-fighting strategies and equipment as the city deals with increases in homicid ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 11:45 am
  • Caterpillar moving headquarters to Chicago area

    NEW YORK – Caterpillar Inc. is moving its headquarters to the Chicago area and won't build a new complex in its current Peoria location.
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:53 pm
  • Singapore teen submits U.S. asylum claim in immigration court

    CHICAGO – A Singapore teenager seeking to stay in the U.S. after his blog posts mocking his government twice landed him in jail made his first appeara ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 12:42 am
  • First-known combat death since Trump sworn in identified

    WASHINGTON – The Defense Department announced Monday that the U.S. Navy sailor killed during a raid on al-Qaida base in Yemen was from Peoria, Illinoi ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 12:23 am
  • Groups begin bailing out strangers to free poor from jail

    CHICAGO – Activists who say too many poor people are unfairly languishing in U.S. jails because they can’t afford to post cash bail are increasingly d ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 12:23 am
  • Chicago popcorn maker Garrett buying Frango mints brand

    CHICAGO – Chicago's famous Frango chocolate brand is being sold to the city's most famous popcorn company.
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 2:05 pm
  • Illinois fails to support disability services, report finds

    SPRINGFIELD – A federal court monitor is criticizing Illinois for failing to ensure that people with developmental disabilities receive adequate suppo ...
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 12:42 am
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