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  • Illinois Democrats relent, adopt 'clean' federal funds bill

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House agreed Wednesday to unlock $5.2 billion in federal funding for such things as energy assistance, family nutrition and ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Illinois governor signs police guidelines for body cameras

    CHICAGO – Illinois has become one of the first states nationwide to establish wide-ranging law enforcement rules for body cameras, bias-free policing ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 12:11 am
  • Michael Jordan lawyer: Star's name worth $480M to Nike

    CHICAGO — Michael Jordan's lawyer told jurors Wednesday at a civil trial over the unauthorized use of the star's name in a steak ad that the market va ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 5:17 pm
  • Bill Cosby poster no longer hanging in Northern Illinois University's Convocation Center

    DeKALB – Although comedian Bill Cosby opened Northern Illinois University's Convocation Center 13 years ago this month, his photographs are no longer ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • Illinois State Fair must go on without budget, vendors say

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Vendors who will be working at the Illinois State Fair this week say they're used to uncertain state budgets, but that doesn't mean ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • Rauner administration: Reject bonus for U of Illinois' Wise

    CHAMPAIGN – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Tuesday pushed University of Illinois trustees to reject a deal that would pay Chancellor Phyllis Wi ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • OSHA: Illinois company exposed Mexican workers to asbestos

    OKAWVILLE – The top federal official for worker safety said Tuesday that an Illinois businessman’s “outrageous behavior” of bringing in Mexican worker ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Man charged in deaths of 2 teens in stolen car

    ROCKFORD – A northern Illinois man, who police allege was driving a stolen vehicle, has been charged in connection with the death of two teenage passe ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Illinois man pleads guilty to terrorism charge

    CHICAGO – A man from suburban Chicago changed his plea to guilty Tuesday on a terrorism charge that he tried to join an al-Qaida-affiliated group figh ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Democrats unable to stop cuts to child care assistance

    CHICAGO – Democrats have failed to stop Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration from cutting a program that helps low-income parents pay for chi ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Springfield to consider changing anti-panhandling ordinance

    SPRINGFIELD – A federal appeals court has ruled that regulations in Springfield banning panhandling are unconstitutional, reversing a decision that up ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Gov. Rauner releases emails official sent on private account

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has released 44 pages of documents from education secretary Beth Purvis’ private email account, ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Illinois House panel OKs federal-funding plan over Rauner's protest

    SPRINGFIELD – What began as a bipartisan effort to distribute $5 billion in federal funds, and keep some Illinois programs afloat despite a budget sta ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Composting labeling standard directed by new Illinois law

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois and federal officials will work toward producing standards for labeling products as compostable under legislation Gov. Bruce Ra ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Chicago highway shootings prompt long-term police operation

    CHICAGO – An increase in the number of gang-related shootings on or near Chicago-area expressways has prompted Illinois State Police to launch periodi ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 9:58 pm
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