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  • AFSCME members protest Gov. Bruce Rauner’s reform agenda in Woodstock

    WOODSTOCK – With a daughter in college and a wife recovering from medical issues, Carlos Acosta planned to support his family with his job as child pr ...
    June 11, 2015 - 12:55 am
  • Dennis Hastert makes 1st court appearance in Illinois hush-money case

    CHICAGO – A somber Dennis Hastert appeared in court Tuesday for the first time since he was indicted, pleading not guilty to charges that he violated ...
    June 10, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • McDonald's adds former Obama White House press secretary to executive team

    OAK BROOK — McDonald's has named former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs as its global chief communications officer, as the fast-food giant lo ...
    June 9, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Scientists trying to revive endangered butterflies in Elgin

    ELGIN (AP) — Scientists who tried to reintroduce a rare butterfly into a swampy Elgin forest preserve two years ago say they can't find any colonies o ...
    June 9, 2015 - 9:59 am
  • Puzzling questions as Hastert heads to court

    CHICAGO – The federal indictment of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has raised a long list of puzzling legal questions, including why prosecu ...
    June 9, 2015 - 12:44 am
  • Sears reports 1Q loss

    HOFFMAN ESTATES – Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) on Monday reported a loss of $303 million in its fiscal first quarter.
    June 9, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • McDonald’s sales slump continues in May

    OAK BROOK – McDonald’s says that a key sales measurement dipped in May, with weakness in the U.S. and some overseas markets.
    June 9, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Family of woman struck and killed by CTA bus sues the agency

    CHICAGO – The family of a Flossmoor woman who died after being struck by Chicago Transit Authority bus has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $100,000 ...
    June 9, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Air Force sergeant disappears before child sex assault trial

    SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE – The U.S. Air Force is searching for a 35-year-old sergeant who disappeared while awaiting a court-martial trial at an Illinois ...
    June 9, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Union protesters disrupt Rauner stop in southern Illinois

    BELLEVILLE – Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner received a mixed reception during a southern Illinois stop meant to build public support for his legislati ...
    June 9, 2015 - 12:41 am
  • Miss Illinois 2015 pageant starts this week in Marion

    MARION (AP) — This year's Miss Illinois pageant starts this week in Marion.The pageant runs from Mon ...
    June 8, 2015 - 9:55 am
  • 15-year-old boy found alive after going missing in Peoria creek, police say

    PEORIA — Peoria police say a teenager has been found alive and safe after being swept away in a creek swollen by heavy rains.
    June 8, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Sears first-quarter loss narrows but sales slump continues

    HOFFMAN ESTATES — Sears' first-quarter loss narrowed though sales continue to slide as the retailer prepares the roll-out of its real-estate investmen ...
    June 8, 2015 - 9:53 am
  • Snake in breaker blamed for southern Illinois power outage

    MILSTADT — Ameren Illinois says a snake got into a breaker, knocking out electricity to about 2,500 customers in southern Illinois.
    June 8, 2015 - 9:54 am
  • Construction project involving Lake Shore Drive, Stevenson Expressway set to begin

    CHICAGO — A multimillion dollar reconstruction project of a ramp linking the Stevenson Expressway to Lake Shore Drive is about to make navigating thro ...
    June 8, 2015 - 9:27 am
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