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  • Durbin, Quinn ask Amtrak to consider adding trains

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ top two Democrats are asking Amtrak to study the feasibility of adding trains along the Chicago-to-Carbondale route.
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • 5th person dies after Illinois highway crash

    MAYWOOD – Officials said an Urbana man involved in a semi-truck crash outside Chicago has died, bringing the accident’s death toll to five.
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • Chicago gang leader arrested, prosecutors say

    CHICAGO – Authorities said Thursday they had arrested a man they described as a patriarch of a Chicago street-gang faction along with dozens of other ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • RNC to approve post-2012 goals, not immigration

    CHICAGO – Republicans are enthusiastic about wrapping up their year of sweeping party rule changes aimed at making the work of picking a candidate for ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Illinois State Fair parade canceled due to rain

    SPRINGFIELD – Heavy rains drowned out a parade Thursday kicking off the Illinois State Fair, a 10-day celebration of agriculture that includes a mammo ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Report: State's consumer spending rebounded fast

    CHAMPAIGN – Illinois consumers spent more in 2010, just a year after the worst of the Great Recession, than they had in the years before the economic ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • NRG to close Illinois coal plant in clean-air move

    CHICAGO – NRG Energy Inc. announced Thursday its plans to close one Illinois coal-fired generating unit in Romeoville and convert a power facility in ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 3:02 pm
  • Police: Woman profited from bogus cancer claims

    EDWARDSVILLE — A southwestern Illinois woman is jailed after being accused of collecting donations on the bogus pretense that she and her son had canc ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • Harrisburg mayor dies of cancer

    HARRISBURG — The mayor of the city of Harrisburg in southern Illinois has died of brain cancer.Reed ...
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Illinois appeals court rules against Bears on tax

    CHICAGO — An Illinois appeals court says the Chicago Bears owe $4.1 million to Cook County in amusement taxes plus interest.
    Aug. 7, 2014 - 12:14 pm
  • University of Illinois suspends Sierra Leone programs over Ebola

    URBANA – The University of Illinois announced it has suspended study-abroad programs in Sierra Leone and plans extra screening for students arriving f ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • 40 Illinois State Police troopers to help Chicago

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn announced Wednesday that 40 State Police troopers will be dispatched to Chicago to help the police department round up danger ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Quinn signs payroll card legislation backed by AG

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn has taken action on two legislative proposals aimed at helping consumers avoid additional fees, but some lawmakers and advoca ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Chicago mayor calls for summit on drinking water

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is reacting to reports Lake Erie has became tainted with a toxin that prevents water consumption by calling for a ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Illinois parents charged with baby's death

    MOLINE – Authorities in western Illinois have arrested the parents who allegedly went to bed intoxicated and killed their 4-month-old son when they ro ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 11:54 pm
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