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  • Walgreens, Rite Aid combo to spread drugstore health kick

    Walgreens will use its $9.41 billion takeover of rival Rite Aid to spread its philosophy on making drugstores destinations for customers looking to st ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Oreo maker Mondelez profit jumps on coffee business spinoff

    DEERFIELD – A new joint venture involving Mondelez' coffee business sent profit soaring during the third quarter though even with that effects of that ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 12:46 am
  • Chicago council passes Emanuel budget with property tax hike

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s City Council easily approved a budget plan Wednesday that includes a massive property tax hike and other fees to help close a shor ...
    Oct. 29, 2015 - 12:39 am
  • Ex-House Speaker Dennis Hastert pleads guilty, acknowledges hush-money scheme

    CHICAGO — Dennis Hastert pleaded guilty Wednesday to evading banking laws in a hush-money scheme, averting a potentially lurid trial by agreeing to a ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 4:21 pm
  • Judge rules Illinois father accused of abandoning baby in field fit for trial

    URBANA (AP) — A judge has found a central Illinois man fit to go to trial on charges he left his 6-month-old baby daughter to die by abandoning her in ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 11:29 am
  • Walgreens buying Rite Aid, creating drugstore giant

    NEW YORK – Walgreens is buying buy rival Rite Aid for about $9.41 billion in cash, creating a drugstore giant with nearly 18,000 stores around the wor ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 12:30 am
  • Illinois lawmaker proposes daily fantasy sports regulations

    CHICAGO – Illinois would regulate daily fantasy sports websites and add consumer protections under a proposal filed Tuesday by a state legislator who ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Rauner honors chess coach who subdued attacker

    MORTON – Gov. Bruce Rauner has honored a 75-year-old central Illinois chess instructor who fought off a knife-wielding man threatening to kill childre ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Illinois gymnastics coach accused of sexual abuse in Georgia

    SCHAUMBURG – A suburban Chicago gymnastics coach is accused of sexually abusing two children with disabilities during a trip last spring to Georgia fo ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Teacher strike gives 6K Illinois kids month off from school

    EAST ST. LOUIS – Self-described computer geek Edgar Williams has a clear vision of his future: study electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Insti ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 12:28 am
  • Peoria woman gets 24 years for boyfriend's stabbing death

    PEORIA – A Peoria woman has been sentenced to 24 years in prison in her boyfriend's stabbing death.PEORIA – A Peoria woman has been sentenced to 24 ye ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Man convicted in shooting death of 12-year-old Quincy boy

    QUINCY – A jury in western Illinois convicted a 20-year-old man of murder in the March shooting death of a 12-year-old Quincy boy.QUINCY – A jury in w ...
    Oct. 28, 2015 - 12:27 am
  • Records: Lobbyist spending at $1.2M in Illinois this year

    SPRINGFIELD – State records show that lobbyists have spent more than $1.2 million so far this year in Illinois.SPRINGFIELD – State records show that l ...
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • Illinois insurance prices up for some under health care law

    CHICAGO – Many Illinois consumers will pay higher prices for health insurance entering the third year of President Barack Obama's health care law, ind ...
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 12:58 am
  • More than 100 firefighters battle Farmington blaze

    FARMINGTON – A fire destroyed several businesses in the central Illinois city of Farmington, drawing more than 100 firefighters to the scene.FARMINGTO ...
    Oct. 27, 2015 - 12:58 am
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