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  • U.S. health secretary proposes expanding Head Start program

    CHICAGO — President Barack Obama's health secretary announced proposed regulations Tuesday for Head Start that would expand the 50-year-old early-lear ...
    June 16, 2015 - 4:33 pm
  • Blackhawks players hauling Stanley Cup around Chicago in championship celebrations

    CHICAGO — This time, the Stanley Cup didn't have to catch a flight before hitting Chicago hot spots for a victory tour.
    June 16, 2015 - 4:07 pm
  • Hospital group says Illinois could lease Healthcare.gov

    CHICAGO – A hospital group in cash-strapped Illinois said the state might be able to set up a health insurance exchange at a lower cost by “leasing” t ...
    June 16, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Rauner criticizes Democratic lawmakers’ loyalties to Chicago

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has latched onto the longtime rivalry between Chicago and the rest of the state as he tries to negotiate with Democrat ...
    June 16, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Rauner, public unions not close on contracts

    SPRINGFIELD – The contracts for more than 40,000 Illinois state workers will expire at the end of the month, and their unions and Republican Gov. Bruc ...
    June 14, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Chicago woman dies after falling off railing above roadway

    CHICAGO – Chicago police are investigating the death of a woman who fell off a railing and onto a roadway that snakes underneath portions of the city.
    June 14, 2015 - 2:09 pm
  • Health officials work with LGBT groups to fight outbreak

    CHICAGO – An outbreak of invasive meningococcal disease has spread from Chicago to its suburbs.The C ...
    June 14, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • CTA to improve new driver training after pedestrian death

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Transit Authority plans to beef up its driver training following a recent pedestrian death.
    June 14, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Attorney: Chicago woman in Indonesia prison not selling baby

    CHICAGO – An attorney for a Chicago woman convicted in Indonesia of killing her mother said Friday that allegations made in a Chicago courtroom that t ...
    June 14, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • Academic group votes to censure University of Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – A spokeswoman says University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is disappointed by a leading academic group's censure over a hiring decision ...
    June 14, 2015 - 12:07 am
  • 2 reporters cited for breaking rules at Hastert arraignment

    CHICAGO – Two national TV news reporters have been cited for violating media orders in federal court during former House Speaker Dennis Hastert's arra ...
    June 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Ex-Dixon official still earns royalties on show horses

    DIXON – Former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell, who was convicted of committing one of the largest government embezzlements in U.S. history, still ea ...
    June 13, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Chicago to get Yoko Ono's 1st US permanent art installation

    CHICAGO – Yoko Ono's first permanent public art installation in the United States will be in Chicago, the artist announced Friday alongside Mayor Rahm ...
    June 13, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Ex-Illinois health officials gets 2 years in theft scheme

    SPRINGFIELD – A former Illinois health official was sentenced Friday to more than two years in prison for her role in a scheme to steal millions in gr ...
    June 13, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • Illinois law would change process for juvenile offenders

    CHICAGO – A measure approved by the Illinois Legislature and awaiting Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision would end automatic transfers to adult court for 15 ...
    June 13, 2015 - 12:18 am
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