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  • Rauner, GOP leaders want state takeover of Chicago schools

    CHICAGO – Backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, top Illinois Republicans on Wednesday called for a state takeover of the financially troubled Chicago Public Sc ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 11:24 pm
  • Red light cameras: Ex-camera executive says he gave gifts to Chicago official

    CHICAGO – An executive at Chicago's former red light camera vendor says he gave more than $14,000 in gifts to a then-Chicago official on trial for all ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 4:39 pm
  • University of Illinois considers tuition freeze for in-state students

    CHAMPAIGN – University of Illinois President Timothy Killeen recommended on Wednesday that for a second straight year university trustees freeze tuiti ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • Study: Illinois lost $53M in bond sale due to poor finances

    CHICAGO – A University of Illinois analysis says the state received about $53 million less in a recent bond sale than it could have because of Illinoi ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Bill would provide money for Illinois to pay utility bills

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois senator has introduced legislation that would authorize funding to pay for about $10 million the state owes for utility bill ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 11:37 pm
  • Duckworth to challenge Kirk on national security issues

    CHICAGO – Fighting to hold onto his political career, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk turned a recent Republican luncheon into a crash course on the Islamic State ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 11:33 pm
  • Bitter cold strikes Northern Plains, Great Lakes regions

    CHICAGO – The arctic air mass that froze water pipes in Minnesota this weekend is sticking around in some parts of the upper Midwest.
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Budget battle to leave Chicago State University broke by March

    CHICAGO – Like all of Illinois’ nine public universities, Chicago State University is waiting for long-overdue state funding. Come March, however, the ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Come March, budget battle to leave Chicago State broke

    CHICAGO – Like all of Illinois' nine public universities, Chicago State University is waiting for long-overdue state funding. Come March, though, the ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 10:21 am
  • Illinois, other states debate laws for police videos

    SPRINGFIELD – The yearlong delay before the release of a video showing a white Chicago police officer fatally shooting a black teenager has Illinois l ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 12:40 am
  • Autopsy: U.S. woman found dead in Belize was strangled

    BELIZE CITY, Belize – An autopsy on the body of a U.S. tourist found dead in western Belize has determined that she was strangled to death.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Nearly 2 dozen Chicago officers called before grand jury

    CHICAGO – Nearly two dozen Chicago Police Department employees have been called to testify before a federal grand jury investigating the 2014 death of ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Illinois drivers facilities closed for MLK holiday

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Secretary of State offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Metra announces ban on hoverboards, citing fire concerns

    CHICAGO – Metra says it is banning hoverboards because of the potential fire danger from the lithium-ion batteries that power the devices.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • New Illinois law seeks better data on heroin overdoses

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – The state is working to get a handle on how many heroin overdoses there are in Illinois under the requirements of a new state law.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:21 pm
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