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  • Illinois State Fair must go on without budget, vendors say

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Vendors who will be working at the Illinois State Fair this week say they're used to uncertain state budgets, but that doesn't mean ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • Rauner administration: Reject bonus for U of Illinois' Wise

    CHAMPAIGN – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration on Tuesday pushed University of Illinois trustees to reject a deal that would pay Chancellor Phyllis Wi ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • OSHA: Illinois company exposed Mexican workers to asbestos

    OKAWVILLE – The top federal official for worker safety said Tuesday that an Illinois businessman’s “outrageous behavior” of bringing in Mexican worker ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Man charged in deaths of 2 teens in stolen car

    ROCKFORD – A northern Illinois man, who police allege was driving a stolen vehicle, has been charged in connection with the death of two teenage passe ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Illinois man pleads guilty to terrorism charge

    CHICAGO – A man from suburban Chicago changed his plea to guilty Tuesday on a terrorism charge that he tried to join an al-Qaida-affiliated group figh ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Democrats unable to stop cuts to child care assistance

    CHICAGO – Democrats have failed to stop Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration from cutting a program that helps low-income parents pay for chi ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Springfield to consider changing anti-panhandling ordinance

    SPRINGFIELD – A federal appeals court has ruled that regulations in Springfield banning panhandling are unconstitutional, reversing a decision that up ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Gov. Rauner releases emails official sent on private account

    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has released 44 pages of documents from education secretary Beth Purvis’ private email account, ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Illinois House panel OKs federal-funding plan over Rauner's protest

    SPRINGFIELD – What began as a bipartisan effort to distribute $5 billion in federal funds, and keep some Illinois programs afloat despite a budget sta ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 12:05 am
  • Composting labeling standard directed by new Illinois law

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois and federal officials will work toward producing standards for labeling products as compostable under legislation Gov. Bruce Ra ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Chicago highway shootings prompt long-term police operation

    CHICAGO – An increase in the number of gang-related shootings on or near Chicago-area expressways has prompted Illinois State Police to launch periodi ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Court documents shed new light shed on Aaron Schock case

    SPRINGFIELD – Federal court records unsealed Monday indicate that former Rep. Aaron Schock was issued a grand jury subpoena seeking campaign and congr ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • $1 million in jewelry, gems missing from Peoria antique show

    PEORIA – A vendor reported more than $1 million worth of jewelry and gems stolen during a weekend antique show in Peoria, according to police.
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Chicago schools budget calls for borrowing, nearly 500 teacher layoffs

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools officials have proposed a $5.7 billion budget that includes nearly 500 teacher layoffs and banks on $480 million ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 5:45 pm
  • Illinois House panels hear testimony on spending $5B in federal funds

    CHICAGO — An agency that boosts Illinois' emergency response efforts wants to be added to a proposal allowing the state to authorize spending roughly ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 5:33 pm
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