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  • Lighter punishment for marijuana possession passes Illinois Senate committee

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate committee has approved legislation that would treat possession of small amounts of marijuana like a speeding ticket r ...
    May 6, 2015 - 7:54 pm
  • Proposed Illinois human services cuts rejected by House Democrats

    SPRINGFIELD – Democrats who control the Illinois House sent a clear message Wednesday to GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner that they oppose his proposed cuts to h ...
    May 6, 2015 - 7:49 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner says Illinois can't bail Chicago out of money problems

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner told Chicago aldermen Wednesday that Illinois can't "bail out" the nation's third-largest city, and urged cooperation addr ...
    May 6, 2015 - 7:47 pm
  • DuPage County resident tests positive for tuberculosis

    ST. CHARLES – A DuPage County resident who works at a business in St. Charles has tested positive for tuberculosis, or TB, a Kane County Health Depart ...
    May 6, 2015 - 7:44 pm
  • Wilmington restaurant receives backlash after breastfeeding incident

    WILMINGTON – When John Mathias, owner of Big Fish Grille in Wilmington, thinks about breaking the law, he thinks of theft, burglary and murder.
    May 6, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana patients now number 2,300

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois is continuing to approve patients to use medical marijuana, with about 300 more approval letters sent in April.
    May 6, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Woman who tries to sneak on planes jailed in Chicago after O'Hare, Midway arrests

    CHICAGO (AP) — A woman known for trying to sneak onto planes without a ticket has been arrested at two Chicago airports.
    May 6, 2015 - 11:16 am
  • Waukegan to pay $7.5M to man wrongfully convicted of murder, rape

    WAUKEGAN (AP) — The Waukegan City Council has voted to approve a $7.5 million settlement of a lawsuit filed by an Illinois man who wrongfully served n ...
    May 6, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Chicago approves $5.5 million package for police torture victims

    CHICAGO — The Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved a $5.5 million reparations package for the victims of the city's notorious police torture sca ...
    May 6, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Dixon grad, wife 'grateful' after Nepal earthquake

    KATHMANDU – What does one grab as an emergency unfolds? As a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on April 25, Ben and Holly Hilty had three prioritie ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Illinois workers' comp: Business groups, injured employees weigh in

    SPRINGFIELD – Business groups and injured employees weighed in Tuesday as Illinois lawmakers began debating whether to revamp the state's workers' com ...
    May 5, 2015 - 8:29 pm
  • Suit: $10 Cook County court day care fee unconstitutional

    CHICAGO – A new class-action lawsuit alleges that one of the nation's largest court systems violates the Illinois Constitution by requiring anyone fil ...
    May 5, 2015 - 6:22 pm
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel chooses 30-year transit veteran to head CTA

    CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel has chosen a veteran public transportation executive to head the Chicago Transit Authority.
    May 5, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner releases survey of Illinois' foreign trade partners

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has done a survey of Illinois' ten largest foreign trading partners and their assessment of the state ...
    May 5, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana approved for PTSD, osteoarthritis

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ new medical marijuana program would cover thousands, perhaps millions, more patients under expansive recommendations that an advis ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:15 pm
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