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  • Metra workers fired for breaking mobile device ban

    CHICAGO – Two engineers and a student assistant conductor for Chicago's Metra commuter rail service have been fired for violating a ban on using perso ...
    June 4, 2016 - 2:06 pm
  • Illinois State Museum prepares for possible reopening

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Museum is preparing to reopen after being closed for eight months because of the state’s ongoing budget troubles.
    June 3, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • Illinois man tried to burn down house to kill someone to pay off $300 debt, police say

    FORT MADISON, Iowa – Authorities said an Illinois man tried to set fires to kill someone in southeast Iowa in order to pay off a $300 debt.
    June 3, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • Murder charge filed in Lake Shore Drive death in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Prosecutors in Chicago said murder charges have been filed in the death of a woman who was struck by a vehicle on Lake Shore Drive while fle ...
    June 3, 2016 - 10:46 pm
  • Bolingbrook board revokes ex-police officer Drew Peterson's pension over murder-for-hire

    BOLINGBROOK – A suburban Chicago police pension board has revoked the pension of former police officer Drew Peterson.
    June 3, 2016 - 10:45 pm
  • Chicago videos offer startling glimpses of violent police encounters

    CHICAGO – Authorities released hundreds of videos Friday that offer startling glimpses into violent encounters involving Chicago police, including the ...
    June 3, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • Berg: An Illinois mother’s will to win

    It’s easy to get cynical about Illinois politics.Frustration is the norm in Springfield. Optimism is ...
    June 3, 2016 - 12:02 pm
  • Exelon to close 2 nuclear sites; still pushing for subsidies

    SPRINGFIELD – Exelon Corp. said Thursday that it will shut two Illinois nuclear power plants after the Legislature failed to approve a financial-suppo ...
    June 3, 2016 - 12:22 am
  • Judge to appoint special prosecutor in Laquan McDonald case

    CHICAGO – A judge ordered the appointment of a special prosecutor Thursday to handle the case of a white Chicago police officer who shot a black teena ...
    June 2, 2016 - 10:25 am
  • CEO: Chicago schools won't open without education budget

    CHICAGO – The CEO of Chicago Public Schools says the district won't be able to open this fall if Illinois lawmakers and governor don't get an educatio ...
    June 2, 2016 - 7:12 am
  • Reeder: Memorial Day idealism absent from Speaker's office

    RUSHVILLE  – On Monday, I saw Illinois at its best and its worst.Along with my family, I stood on th ...
    June 2, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Craig Sager surrounded by family for memorable return to Wrigley

    CHICAGO (AP) — Craig Sager carried around a picture from his childhood with Billy Williams, and he showed it to the Hall of Fame slugger in the home d ...
    June 1, 2016 - 10:32 pm
  • Illinois budget fight shifts to November elections

    SPRINGFIELD – After finishing another legislative session without agreeing on a budget, Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois' ruling Democrats began looking ...
    June 2, 2016 - 12:57 am
  • Poll: People unsure about ability to pay for long-term care

    CHICAGO – Demand for long-term care is expected to increase as the nation ages, but the majority of Americans 40 and older lack confidence in their ab ...
    June 1, 2016 - 8:07 am
  • Q&A: Illinois heading toward 2nd year with no state budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Some Illinois schools and colleges are in jeopardy of closing and more social services and state programs are at risk of being eliminate ...
    June 1, 2016 - 7:20 am
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