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  • Metra to test free wireless internet on 10 cars

    CHICAGO – Metro Chicago’s commuter rail agency plans to offer free wireless internet to passengers on 10 cars to test whether to offer the service sys ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • How Illinois spends federal aid for water infrastructure

    CHICAGO – Illinois is framed and bisected by water. Bounded by the Mississippi, the Ohio, the Wabash; cut diagonally by the Illinois; dotted with lake ...
    Sept. 26, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Man killed on Chicago's South side in building collapse

    CHICAGO – Chicago firefighters say a man has died after a building partially collapsed on Chicago's South sideCHICAGO – Chicago firefighters say a man ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:49 am
  • Chicago Tribune sues over Mayor Emanuel's private email use

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Tribune filed a lawsuit against Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday over claims he violated open records laws by failing to disclose ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:49 am
  • Rockford seeks bigger airport loan until funding secured

    ROCKFORD – Rockford airport officials are seeking another $4 million from lenders to keep contractors at work on a jet repair facility scheduled to op ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:49 am
  • Caterpillar says it could cut 10,000 jobs to reduce costs

    Caterpillar is planning another round of job cuts that could exceed 10,000 people through 2018, as the construction and mining equipment maker adjusts ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:49 am
  • Spending bill advances, Chicago tax plan criticized

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois House committee on Thursday passed a plan that would finance at least some of the state services not being paid for during t ...
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Illinois Gaming Board rejects video licenses for strip mall

    CHICAGO – Plans to refurbish a half-empty strip mall outside Chicago into multiple video gambling cafes have been rejected by Illinois Gaming Board me ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • CEO: High Legionella bacteria levels only in cooling systems

    ELGIN – The CEO of an Elgin school district said elevated levels of Legionella bacteria discovered at three schools were limited to the buildings’ coo ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Durbin upbeat on progress of northwestern Illinois prison

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said there’s progress in making a northwestern Illinois prison fully operational.
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Gacy exhumations help identify another unrelated victim

    CHICAGO – An effort to identify remains of young men killed by John Wayne Gacy in the 1970s has led to yet another break in an unrelated case, this on ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • U of I reduces crop research, looks to shutter farms

    ST. LOUIS – The University of Illinois plans to reduce off-campus crop research and may shut down several agricultural centers as part of a cost-cutti ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 1:07 am
  • Rauner warns he will veto $3.8B stopgap spending bill

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner's office is warning lawmakers that the Republican will veto a $3.8 billion spending bill pending in the Illinois House ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 1:07 am
  • Durbin seeks federal probe of Quincy Legionnaires' outbreak

    ST. LOUIS – The senior U.S. senator from Illinois is asking for a federal review of the state's response to a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that kill ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 1:07 am
  • Rauner signs law limiting severance for administrators

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a law limiting the size of severance agreements at community colleges.SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 1:07 am
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