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  • Illinois medical marijuana sales start Monday

    CHICAGO – More than 3,000 patients with Illinois-issued ID cards will be able to buy medical marijuana legally for the first time Monday, according to ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 11:28 pm
  • Report: Third of Chicago employees take home $100K or more

    CHICAGO – A published report said nearly one in three City of Chicago workers made $100,000 or more last year.
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Illinois' Congress members go on 70 foreign trips in 2 years

    CHICAGO – A newspaper analysis has found Illinois' 20 members of Congress have gone on 70 foreign trips and went to 44 countries in the past two years ...
    Nov. 7, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Mel Reynolds rebuked for going to Zambia without permission

    CHICAGO – A federal judge has chastised former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds for traveling to Zambia without court authorization while free on bond on tax ch ...
    Nov. 6, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Parts of Illinois experience double-digit leaps in insurance rates

    CHICAGO – Insurance prices in parts of Illinois are spiking by more than 20 percent on the marketplace that’s a cornerstone of President Barack Obama’ ...
    Nov. 5, 2015 - 12:32 am
  • Aurora man, 59, found dead in retention pond

    AURORA – Authorities say the body of a 59-year-old Aurora man was pulled from a retention pond after his vehicle went into the water.
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 8:46 am
  • Champaign City Council OKs police use of stun guns

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – The Champaign City Council has approved the use of stun guns for its police department.
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 8:45 am
  • Records: FBI looked into ex-Chicago schools chief in Detroit

    CHICAGO – Court documents show the FBI was investigating whether former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett fraudulently steered a $40 mil ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • District defends privacy curtains for transgender student

    PALATINE – Educators in a suburban Chicago school district said Tuesday they believe they've forged a creative accommodation for a transgender student ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Illinois harvest finishing after warmer, drier October

    SPRINGFIELD – Federal agriculture officials said the harvest is drawing to a close in Illinois.SPRINGFIELD – Federal agriculture officials said the ha ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Former Illinois chief justice Thomas Fitzgerald dies at 74

    SPRINGFIELD – Thomas Fitzgerald, the former chief justice of the Illinois Supreme Court who presided over the impeachment trial of then-Gov. Rod Blago ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Pilot project lets investors fund Illinois social services

    CHICAGO – The state of Illinois is launching a pilot project of a public-private partnership that would have investors pay for services to people in n ...
    Nov. 4, 2015 - 12:20 am
  • Chicago police hope to attract more minorities to the force

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department is making a push to increase the number of minorities on the force as it announces it will administer the firs ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 8:29 am
  • Authorities identify 9-year-old boy shot dead in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Authorities have released the name of a 9-year-old boy who was shot dead in Chicago's Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the city's South Side.
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 8:28 am
  • Crews find Asian carp closer to Lake Michigan than expected

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Federal crews have discovered two Asian carp in the Illinois River, 12 miles closer to Lake Michigan than where others of that ...
    Nov. 3, 2015 - 12:11 am
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