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  • Tax hike still possible as Illinois lawmakers tackle budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s first shot at an Illinois budget didn’t involve new taxes, but residents could still be asked to open their wallets ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Designating monuments, Obama touts conservation as U.S. ideal

    CHICAGO – Designating the country’s newest national monuments, President Barack Obama said Thursday that protecting places of natural beauty and histo ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Illinois lawmaker wants Jackie Robinson West win restored

    SPRINGFIELD – The controversy over Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Little League national championship has reached the Illinois Statehouse.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Rockford man pleads not guilty in quadruple homicide

    ROCKFORD – A 22-year-old Rockford man pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the shooting deaths of four people, including two young children.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Executive director of Get Covered Illinois resigns

    CHICAGO – A key government leader in Illinois’ health insurance enrollment efforts over the past two years has resigned.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Oral arguments scheduled in Illinois pension lawsuit

    SPRINGFIELD – Supreme Court has announced it will hear oral arguments in the state’s landmark pension-overhaul case on March 11.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Cook County says over 6,500 same-sex couples married

    CHICAGO – The Cook County clerk’s office is reporting more than 6,500 same-sex couples married in Illinois’ most populous county over the first year i ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • 7 dogs in carjacked Chicago minivan reunited with owners

    CHICAGO – Chicago police said seven dogs inside a minivan when it was carjacked have been reunited with their owners.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • State Rep. David McSweeney's Open Meetings Act reform bill clears committee

    A bill giving citizens a longer window to report Open Meetings Act violations is headed to the full Illinois House floor for a vote after clearing com ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • Barack Obama to visit Chicago for Pullman Historic District designation

    CHICAGO — President Barack Obama is set to visit Chicago to discuss the designation of the Pullman Historic District as a national monument.
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 9:27 am
  • U of Illinois accepts more in-state students for fall 2015

    URBANA – The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has increased the number of in-state residents being accepted for fall 2015, a school spokeswo ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Caterpillar says U.S. is investigating its movement of cash

    NEW YORK – The U.S. government is investigating how Caterpillar has been moving cash between its business units in the U.S. and overseas, the construc ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • Rockford woman charged after ramming squad car twice

    ROCKFORD – A Rockford Police Department squad car had to be towed away after a woman rammed it twice with her car.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner proposes 'honest' Illinois budget, billions in cuts

    Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner submitted a 2016 budget heavy with cuts that drew almost immediate fire from the Democratic-controlled General A ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:53 pm
  • Illinois' new GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner calls for billions in budget cuts

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois' new Republican governor called Wednesday for deep spending cuts to Medicaid, pensions and other programs to fix the state's bu ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 5:22 pm
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