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  • Debate ensues after Rauner aids were paid by comptroller

    SPRINGFIELD – At least three government administrators began working on hiring employees for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration last winter w ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • 9 Chicago liquor store owners face bootlegging charges

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Liquor Control Commission says bootlegging charges have been filed against the owners of seven Chicago liquor stores for il ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 5:16 pm
  • Illinois students fare poorly on new statewide tests

    Preliminary results from new statewide tests based on the Common Core learning standards show the vast majority of Illinois public school students flu ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 12:54 am
  • Illinois to fund services for disabled kids amid budget feud

    CHICAGO – Illinois will begin paying for services to help young children with developmental disabilities and to assist seniors in their homes despite ...
    Sept. 17, 2015 - 12:53 am
  • Advocacy group details impact of Illinois budget impasse

    CHICAGO – A leading child advocacy group warned Tuesday that even if legislators and Gov. Bruce Rauner end the state budget impasse soon, the damage a ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Illinois stops health claims payments for 146,000 workers

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has stopped paying health care claims for at least 146,000 state workers because of the budget mess.
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Prosecutors: Schock 'deceptively refused' to hand over docs

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say Aaron Schock has "deceptively refused" to hand over all of the documents they've subpoenaed as part o ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • Major pumpkin manufacturer says harvest down in Illinois

    MORTON – A large canned pumpkin manufacturer said yields in Illinois appear to be less than anticipated this year.
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Kotowski to leave Illinois Senate, run nonprofit group

    SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Dan Kotowski said he’s stepping down from the Illinois Senate next month to become president of a nonprofit group that benefi ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Illinois schools superintendent warns districts about tests

    The superintendent of Illinois schools is warning local districts to expect lousy test scores on a new statewide exam based on the Common Core standar ...
    Sept. 16, 2015 - 12:43 am
  • Darien teen charged with hate crime in attack on Sikh in Chicago area

    WHEATON — A suburban Chicago teenager already charged with punching a Sikh man during what authorities describe as a road rage incident has been charg ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 12:47 pm
  • Suspect who changed name arrested in 1999 killing

    CHICAGO – A 46-year-old man who lived under an assumed name for much of the past 16 years has been arrested in the 1999 killing of a woman in Chicago. ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • 2 more dead from Legionnaires' disease at Illinois vets home

    QUINCY – The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs said two more veterans’ home residents have died from Legionnaires’ disease. That increases the ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • U of Illinois emails highlight medical school struggle

    CHAMPAIGN – Before the University of Illinois decided to create a new engineering-based medical school at the Urbana-Champaign campus, the power playe ...
    Sept. 13, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Colin Powell to speak at CEO forum at Loyola University

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. Secretary of State and retired Army Gen. Colin Powell will speak at a forum hosted by Loyola University Chicago's Quinlan School ...
    Sept. 13, 2015 - 11:39 pm
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