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  • Coyote survives car crash, nursed back to wild

    BARRINGTON – Vern the Coyote has gone from grille to the great outdoors.Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabil ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Rauner: budget fix close; some oppose schools cut

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner is again saying he expects a deal to address Illinois’ $1.6 billion budget deficit within days.
    March 18, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Measure would require offering safer painkillers

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois House committee has advanced a measure designed to make it harder to abuse prescription painkillers.
    March 18, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • Expanding gun law priority for gun backers

    SPRINGFIELD – Firearm proponents are hopeful Gov. Bruce Rauner will expand the state’s concealed-carry law to cover places such as hospitals, churches ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:55 pm
  • LaHood to vie for Schock’s seat

    PEORIA – The son of former White House cabinet member Ray LaHood emerged as the leading contender Wednesday to replace U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, as two ...
    March 18, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • Illinois state Sen. Darin LaHood says he'll seek Aaron Schock's seat in Congress

    PEORIA — Illinois state Sen. Darin LaHood has announced his candidacy for U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's soon-to-be-vacant congressional seat.
    March 18, 2015 - 9:34 am
  • Johnston City man pleads guilty in son's suffocation death

    MARION — A southern Illinois man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the suffocation death of his 3-month-old son.
    March 18, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Medical marijuana grower wants court to lift hold

    CHICAGO — A medical marijuana company plans to ask a Cook County judge to dissolve a court order ...
    March 18, 2015 - 6:28 am
  • Bipartisan group in Congress urges no Great Lakes fund cuts

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Members of Congress from both parties are lobbying colleagues not to cut fund ...
    March 18, 2015 - 6:27 am
  • Lawmakers to consider license plate to aid monarch habitat

    CHICAGO — Environmentalists are urging Illinois lawmakers to create a new monarch butterfly license plate to help boost the population of the state ...
    March 18, 2015 - 6:24 am
  • Coyote survives car collision, nursed back to the wild

    BARRINGTON — Vern the Coyote has gone from grille to the great outdoors. The Daily Herald reports Fl ...
    March 18, 2015 - 6:22 am
  • Illinois abortion clinics face demand for more inspections

    SPRINGFIELD – Some Illinois lawmakers are seeking to require annual inspections for all the state’s abortion clinics, more than three years after offi ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Illinois Supreme Court invites Rauner to observe arguments

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Supreme court is holding a special evening session of oral arguments to give Gov. Bruce Rauner and state lawmakers a chance ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Family says suspect in murder-for-hire plot disabled

    ROCKFORD – The parents of a Rockford woman accused of trying to hire a hit man say their daughter is developmentally disabled and doesn’t grasp the co ...
    March 17, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Authorities search Rock River for signs of suspected killer

    ROCKFORD – Police and firefighters were using a sonar boat to search the Rock River in northern Illinois for any signs of a suspected killer.
    March 17, 2015 - 10:53 pm
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