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  • Illinois officials keep medical pot under wraps

    SPRINGFIELD – It’s unclear if Illinois officials will release complete information about companies seeking to grow or sell medical marijuana in Illino ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Oberweis acknowledges Senate hurdles

    CHICAGO – Dairy entrepreneur Jim Oberweis said his proposal to raise the minimum wage for U.S. workers aged 26 and older is a search for middle ground ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Industry to seek changes in 'fracking' rules

    CHICAGO – Supporters of high-volume oil and gas extraction said Wednesday that they’ll seek dozens of changes in proposed rules governing the practice ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Professor who lost U of I job offer wants position

    CHAMPAIGN – A professor who lost a job offer from the University of Illinois over dozens of sometimes-profane Twitter messages that critics deemed ant ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:15 am
  • Terror plotter Padilla gets new 21-year sentence

    MIAMI – Convicted al-Qaida terrorism plotter Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen jailed for years as an enemy combatant, was handed a new 21-year prison sent ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Cardinal George hopes to go to Rome in November

    CHICAGO – A new clinical trial of an experimental drug to treat cancer has left Cardinal Francis George feeling good, but not great, he said.
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Ex-Burnham clerk gets 18 months for $650,000 theft

    CHICAGO – A 70-year-old former village clerk was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for stealing more than $650,000 from her suburban Chicago co ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Prosecutors: Lake County girl abused before killed by punch

    WAUKEGAN – Lake County prosecutors say an 11-year-old Waukegan girl who died after being punched in the stomach by her mother was also suffering from ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Southwest Illinois man charged with kidnapping boy

    COLUMBIA – A southwestern Illinois man was charged with three felonies after police said he kidnapped a boy and restrained him in a basement.
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Illinois begins taking marijuana business applications

    SPRINGFIELD – Entrepreneurs wanting to cultivate or dispense medical marijuana under a new Illinois law are getting their chance to be considered but ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:42 am
  • Officials: Cause of deadly Chicago fire unclear

    CHICAGO – Investigators were unable to pinpoint the cause of a Chicago apartment fire that killed four children, although it likely came from an open ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:14 am
  • Madigan proposes allowing cameras at nursing homes

    CHICAGO – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Monday said she will push for legislation to allow video or audio recording devices to be placed i ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:42 am
  • Chicago man apparently drowns in Illinois River

    OGLESBY – A Chicago man apparently drowned as he tried to swim across the Illinois River near Starved Rock State Park over the weekend.
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:42 am
  • Rauner education plan would change funding formula

    CHICAGO – The debate over education took the spotlight in the Illinois governor's race Monday, with Republican Bruce Rauner proposing overhauls to tea ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:42 am
  • Union PAC attacks Rauner's comments to NIU students

    DeKALB – A state political action committee is up in arms about comments gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner made last week about venture capitalists ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 4:52 pm
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