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  • Illinois Gaming Board rejects video licenses for strip mall

    CHICAGO – Plans to refurbish a half-empty strip mall outside Chicago into multiple video gambling cafes have been rejected by Illinois Gaming Board me ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • CEO: High Legionella bacteria levels only in cooling systems

    ELGIN – The CEO of an Elgin school district said elevated levels of Legionella bacteria discovered at three schools were limited to the buildings’ coo ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Durbin upbeat on progress of northwestern Illinois prison

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said there’s progress in making a northwestern Illinois prison fully operational.
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • Gacy exhumations help identify another unrelated victim

    CHICAGO – An effort to identify remains of young men killed by John Wayne Gacy in the 1970s has led to yet another break in an unrelated case, this on ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • U of I reduces crop research, looks to shutter farms

    ST. LOUIS – The University of Illinois plans to reduce off-campus crop research and may shut down several agricultural centers as part of a cost-cutti ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 1:07 am
  • Rauner warns he will veto $3.8B stopgap spending bill

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner's office is warning lawmakers that the Republican will veto a $3.8 billion spending bill pending in the Illinois House ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 1:07 am
  • Durbin seeks federal probe of Quincy Legionnaires' outbreak

    ST. LOUIS – The senior U.S. senator from Illinois is asking for a federal review of the state's response to a Legionnaires' disease outbreak that kill ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 1:07 am
  • Rauner signs law limiting severance for administrators

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a law limiting the size of severance agreements at community colleges.SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 1:07 am
  • Chicago mayor's budget includes massive property tax hike

    CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel pitched a massive property tax hike Tuesday as a “last resort” to correct Chicago’s financial footing, suggesting the onl ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 12:56 am
  • DNA led to murder suspect in 1985 Chicago-area cold case

    CHICAGO – A DNA sample submitted by a central Illinois man after a recent conviction led to his arrest in the 1985 stabbing death of a teenager who'd ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 1:00 am
  • Cities told of victim exception in nuisance law

    SPRINGFIELD – In dozens of Illinois cities, a tenant who calls police too many times for protection from an abusive spouse or an intruding ex who's be ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 1:00 am
  • Scientists find new corn disease in Illinois fields

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois agriculture officials said a new disease is affecting corn in the state.SPRINGFIELD – Illinois agriculture officials said a new ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 1:00 am
  • Data: 5,085 Illinois drunken drivers could apply for permits

    CHICAGO – Data from the Illinois Secretary of State's office show that more than 5,000 Illinois residents who were convicted of drunken driving four t ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 1:00 am
  • Chicago mayor prepares large property tax hike

    CHICAGO – After watching for years as their city’s financial troubles piled up, Chicago homeowners will be told this week that it’s time for them to s ...
    Sept. 22, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Rockford to pay $330,000 to settle storm water complaint

    ROCKFORD – The city of Rockford will pay nearly $330,000 to state and federal environmental protection agencies as part of a settlement of a complaint ...
    Sept. 21, 2015 - 12:13 am
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