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  • Need seen for Ill. school protocols on concussions

    CHICAGO — A survey of school nurses suggests most Illinois schools don't have protocols for when to allow students who've suffered concussions back in ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Quinn, Rauner spar on education in 1st 2014 event

    CHICAGO — Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner held little back in their first meeting of the 2014 campaign, with Rauner ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:51 am
  • Chicago archbishop to discuss popes' canonizations

    CHICAGO – The archbishop of Chicago is making a public appearance to talk about the canonizations later this month of Popes John XXIII and John Paul I ...
    April 11, 2014 - 3:36 pm
  • Amendment protecting Illinois voters to go on ballot

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois voters will consider a constitutional amendment this fall aimed at scuttling attempts at voter suppression after Senate action ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Illinois House speaker cleared in transit probe

    SPRINGFIELD – An investigation into whether Illinois’ powerful House speaker improperly influenced hiring at Chicago’s scandal-tarnished Metra commute ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Feds: Sinaloa cartel member cooperating with U.S.

    CHICAGO – A high-ranking member of Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel and son of one of the drug ring’s leaders pleaded guilty to drug trafficking a year ago and ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Health chief takes Illinois tuberculosis patient to court

    CHICAGO – A central Illinois health official wants a judge to order an uncooperative patient with infectious tuberculosis to stay in his home and wear ...
    April 10, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Oberweis backs Ill. minimum wage 'compromise'

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Sen. Jim Oberweis is introducing legislation to raise the minimum wage in Illinois for some workers.
    April 10, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • School funding proposal advances, changes likely

    SPRINGFIELD — Legislation that makes sweeping changes to Illinois' public school funding is progressing in the Illinois Senate, but changes are likely ...
    April 10, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Eye surgeon accused of unauthorized videotaping

    CHICAGO – A Chicago eye surgeon is accused of secretly videotaping female employees who use an office bathroom and a locker room at his two offices.
    April 10, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Bill helps districts fill teaching vacancies

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation helping southern Illinois school districts fill teaching vacancies with recently retired teachers is advancing in the state ...
    April 10, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Chicago pension deal creates quandary for Quinn

    CHICAGO – The Legislature’s approval of a plan to reduce Chicago’s multibillion-dollar pension shortfall is creating an election-year quandary for Gov ...
    April 9, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Chicago area mayors lobby for city pension changes

    SPRINGFIELD – A day after the high-profile approval of a Chicago pension overhaul, mayors from suburban DuPage County asked lawmakers Wednesday for he ...
    April 10, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Quinn announces $8.6B construction program

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says a new $8.6 billion construction program will improve roads and bridges throughout the state.
    April 9, 2014 - 4:39 pm
  • Clerk charged with embezzling $741,000 in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a clerk for the Chicago Department of Transportation is charged with stealing more than $741,000 in permit fee ...
    April 9, 2014 - 3:21 pm
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