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  • David McSweeney seeks IEPA investigation into drinking water lead levels

    State Rep. David McSweeney is calling on the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to examine lead levels in Illinois’ drinking water supplies, he ...
    May 18, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • Mixed reviews for latest talks on Illinois budget standoff

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislative leaders gave mixed reviews Tuesday to the latest negotiations with Gov. Bruce Rauner to seek an end to Illinois’ epic budget ...
    May 18, 2016 - 12:29 am
  • Lawyer for disgraced Fox Lake police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz's widow seeks dismissal of charges

    WAUKEGAN — A Lake County judge says he will rule next month on a motion to dismiss criminal charges against the widow a suburban Chicago police office ...
    May 17, 2016 - 7:34 pm
  • PHOTOS: Illinois Legislature works to end Illinois budget standoff

    SPRINGFIELD — Legislative leaders gave mixed reviews Tuesday to the latest negotiations with Gov. Bruce Rauner to seek an end to Illinois' epic budget ...
    May 17, 2016 - 6:43 pm
  • TSA sends dozens of screeners to O'Hare to cut wait times

    CHICAGO – The Transportation Security Administration is immediately sending 58 new security officers and four more bomb-sniffing dog teams to Chicago' ...
    May 17, 2016 - 1:41 pm
  • Cool, wet weather keep Illinois farmers out of fields

    SPRINGFIELD – The Department of Agriculture says wet, cool conditions in Illinois kept farmers out of their fields for much of last week.
    May 17, 2016 - 8:07 am
  • Chicago ready to settle $3.2 million in police misconduct cases

    CHICAGO — The city of Chicago is about to settle two more lawsuits stemming from alleged police misconduct, adding to the more than $500 million in pa ...
    May 16, 2016 - 11:06 pm
  • San Francisco talking with George Lucas about narrative arts museum site

    CHICAGO – A San Francisco Board of Supervisors member says the city has had preliminary discussions with George Lucas’ representatives about building ...
    May 16, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • Pedestrian deaths increasing in Illinois, across U.S., report says

    SPRINGFIELD – Data from the Illinois Department of Transportation show that the state’s pedestrian fatalities increased by 18 percent in 2015.
    May 16, 2016 - 10:04 pm
  • Low-income high school students to get Pell grants for college classes

    WASHINGTON – For the first time, thousands of low-income high school students in nearly two dozen states will soon be able to get federal grants to ta ...
    May 16, 2016 - 10:03 pm
  • Illinois police shooting suspect killed in Shawnee National Forest after weeklong hunt

    ST. LOUIS – A suspect in a police officer’s shooting who was shot and killed in southern Illinois after a search of more than a week managed to evade ...
    May 16, 2016 - 10:01 pm
  • Wilmette Police say Sinead O'Connor found safe, no details released

    CHICAGO – Police in suburban Chicago say Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O'Connor was found safe after officers received a report that she never return ...
    May 16, 2016 - 2:53 pm
  • Berg: How Illinois politicians pick their voters

    Springfield saw the arrival of a curious contraption recently.Outside the Illinois State Board of El ...
    May 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Rauner running out of time to get budget reforms he wants

    SPRINGFIELD – GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vision of a grand two-year budget compromise with Illinois lawmakers is diminishing as the clock ticks down on t ...
    May 16, 2016 - 12:45 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner running out of time to get budget reforms he wants

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner's vision of a grand two-year budget compromise with Illinois lawmakers is diminishing as the clock ticks down on this ...
    May 16, 2016 - 12:52 am
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