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  • DCFS head says he accepts findings in critical report

    CHICAGO – The acting director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services says he accepts the findings and recommendations of a new rep ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Judge says 2014 Chicago pension overhaul unconstitutional

    CHICAGO – A Cook County judge on Friday threw out a 2014 law aimed at reducing multibillion-dollar shortfalls in two Chicago pension funds, a decision ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Report: Rauner campaign used gift cards to help get out vote

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner's campaign handed out thousands of dollars in gift cards to people who helped get supporters to the polls during the Novem ...
    July 24, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Caterpillar 2Q results mixed; cuts 2015 revenue forecast

    PEORIA – Caterpillar's says it's looking to manage costs as ongoing economic weakness in countries like China and Brazil and soft commodity prices pre ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Mayor Emanuel names ex-Madigan aide as chief of staff

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named a business executive and former top aide to Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan to be his next chief of ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • As sales fall in U.S., McDonald's eyes variety of changes

    NEW YORK – McDonald's is looking at variety of changes to win back customers in the U.S.: A new value message to replace the Dollar Menu, breakfast al ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • United Airlines saves on fuel, earns record profit in 2Q

    CHICAGO – United Airlines saved $1 billion on fuel in the first half of this summer, pushing the company to a record $1.2 billion profit despite a dec ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Chicago police sued for high-speed chase that killed baby

    CHICAGO – A woman whose 13-month-old son was struck and killed as he sat in his stroller at a bus stop during a high-speed police chase this month in ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Coalition to give voice to Illinois medical marijuana patients

    CHICAGO — More than a dozen groups have formed a statewide coalition to make sure patients can get access to medical marijuana under Illinois' new pil ...
    July 23, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • Cullerton says time to hit 'reset' on state budget talks

    CHICAGO – Senate President John Cullerton said it’s time to “hit the reset button” on budget talks and challenged Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wedn ...
    July 23, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Grateful Dead concerts meant Chicago raked in hotel taxes

    CHICAGO — City of Chicago officials say the Grateful Dead's set of final concerts over the Fourth of July weekend brought in more than $431,000 in hot ...
    July 22, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • Q&A on Rod Blagojevich: What happens after appeals court ruling

    CHICAGO — A ruling by a federal court in the appeal of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's corruption convictions left open the possibility that th ...
    July 22, 2015 - 1:22 pm
  • Beer tent dispute coming to head in Champaign County

    URBANA (AP) — The Champaign County chapter of Disabled American Veterans hopes people give the cold shoulder to the tent selling cold beer at the loca ...
    July 22, 2015 - 8:34 am
  • Rauner blasts Madigan for lawmaker pay hike amid budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner attempted to crank up the pressure Tuesday on House Speaker Michael Madigan over the state budget jam, disparaging the ...
    July 21, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Man charged after friend dies in Chicago drag racing crash

    CHICAGO – A 20-year-old man is dead and his best friend since grade school is charged with aggravated drunken driving and reckless homicide after a cr ...
    July 21, 2015 - 11:45 pm
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