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  • Watchdog group: Tax cuts will hurt small business

    SPRINGFIELD – A progressive tax watchdog group is releasing a new report that says rolling back Illinois' temporary income tax increase as scheduled w ...
    April 9, 2014 - 12:31 pm
  • NTSB: Sensors too far back in O’Hare train crash

    CHICAGO – A sensor for an automatic braking system was too close to the end of the track to prevent a crash at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, ...
    April 7, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Moody’s sees Chicago pension plan as positive

    SPRINGFIELD – A leading credit rating agency has called legislation to overhaul to Chicago's pension funds a "positive development," but said it won't ...
    April 7, 2014 - 10:18 pm
  • Illinois prison remains on lockdown amid search

    CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — A spokesman for the Illinois Department of Corrections says the lockdown at Illinois' largest maximum security prison will remain ...
    April 7, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • 2 men killed, another injured in Rockford fire

    ROCKFORD — Two men have died and a third man was injured in a fire in an abandoned home in Rockford.
    April 7, 2014 - 12:59 pm
  • Cook County waits for ruling on cameras in courts

    CHICAGO — Two years after Cook County court officials applied to let cameras into their courtrooms, the request is still pending with the Illinois Sup ...
    April 7, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • Autopsy expected of body found in Lake Michigan

    EVANSTON – An autopsy is set to be performed on the remains of a woman's body that was found floating in Lake Michigan in Evanston.
    April 7, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Chicago man who sued against city handgun ban dies

    CHICAGO – Otis McDonald, the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that prompted the U.S. Supreme Court decision that forced Chicago to abandon its 28-year ban ...
    April 6, 2014 - 11:44 pm
  • Illinois’ next pension issue: Police, fire funds

    SPRINGFIELD – After addressing Illinois’ own employee pension crisis, lawmakers now face an equally challenging task with the state’s cities, as mayor ...
    April 8, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Spring trout fishing season underway in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – The spring trout fishing season is underway at nearly 50 locations across Illinois.Ill ...
    April 6, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Surging heroin deaths in Illinois draw alarm, ire

    ST. LOUIS – Some states, including Illinois, are reporting a rise in heroin use as many addicts shift from more costly and harder-to-get prescription ...
    April 5, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Chicago man facing charges in 2nd killing

    CHICAGO – A man already jailed awaiting trial in a 2012 Chicago killing has been ordered held on $2 million bond in a shooting death two years earlier ...
    April 5, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Ill. man gets 120 days in jail in sex assault case

    QUINCY – A western Illinois man was sentenced to 120 days in jail and three years of probation for impregnating a girl when she was 13 years old.
    April 5, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Illinois wetland project gets federal grant

    CHICAGO – A northern Illinois environmental group is getting a $50,000 grant to help restore habitat for waterfowl and marsh birds.
    April 5, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Ex-Batavia man to serve 8 years for heroin death

    ST. CHARLES – A former Batavia man has pleaded guilty in exchange for an eight-year prison sentence in the heroin-related death of a friend last year ...
    April 5, 2014 - 11:11 pm
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