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  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner must tackle own agenda, plus Pat Quinn's

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner spent his first full day in office Tuesday dealing with two agendas: his own, imposing tougher ethics rules, and a sec ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 8:25 pm
  • Illinois fracking registration off to slow start

    SPRINGFIELD – Two months since Illinois enacted rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling, no company has applied for a state permit to put hydraulic ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 6:13 pm
  • Illinois Attorney General: State can use 'police powers' to cut pensions

    SPRINGFIELD – Attorney General Lisa Madigan is arguing that a landmark Illinois pension overhaul should be upheld because the state has "police powers ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 6:12 pm
  • Inmates Tyrone Hood, Anthony Dansberry facing snags before prison releases

    SPRINGFIELD – Two Illinois inmates whose murder sentences were commuted by Pat Quinn in his parting moments as governor are trying to overcome adminis ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 6:11 pm
  • Park Forest police officer on trial in bean-bag death of WWII veteran

    MARKHAM — A Cook County judge will decide if a suburban Chicago police officer is guilty of reckless conduct in the fatal shooting of a 95-year-old Wo ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:35 am
  • USDA: Illinois has record corn, soybean crops in 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — The federal government says Illinois corn and soybean growers had a record year in 2014.
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Bolingbrook teen accused of trying to join Islamic State has arraignment Tuesday

    CHICAGO (AP) — A 19-year-old suburban Chicago man facing a terrorist charge for allegedly trying to join Islamic State group militants in Syria will h ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:25 am
  • Vernon Hills woman recovering from more than 20 stab wounds

    DEER PARK – A 24-year-old Vernon Hills woman is recovering after police said she was stabbed by a co-worker more than 20 times.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • $10M bond for Illinois teacher accused of sexual assault

    WAUKEGAN – A former suburban Chicago school teacher who fled to Bosnia to avoid prosecution on charges of sexually assaulting a student is back in the ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Departing Illinois Governor Pat Quinn commutes sentences of 6

    SPRINGFIELD – In his final moments as Illinois governor, Pat Quinn commuted the sentences of six people, issued three executive orders, handed out som ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Pat Quinn leaves Illinois medical marijuana decisions to Bruce Rauner

    CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner inherited the prickly question of who should get medical marijuana business permits Monday as his predecessor lef ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • GOP's Bruce Rauner sworn in as Illinois governor, freezes spending

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner moved quickly to address Illinois' budget mess Monday, taking the oath of office and then ordering state ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • St. Charles firefighters pull dead man from burning home

    ST. CHARLES – Paramedics confirmed Sunday that a man pulled from a residential fire in St. Charles had died, making it the city's first fire connected ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 9:22 am
  • NIU students explore lowering bar-entry age to 20

    DeKALB – Mixing underage patrons with DeKalb bars creates a cocktail that’s enticing some and repelling others.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 9:19 am
  • Chicago man charged in fatal beating of 1-year-old boy

    CHICAGO – A Chicago man is facing charges in the fatal beating of a 1-year-old boy.The Chicago Tribu ...
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:45 pm
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