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  • Illinois prisons overtime costs top $60M again

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Corrections has paid over $60 million in overtime costs for the second year in a row.
    July 15, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • Medical marijuana rules OK'd by Illinois committee

    CHICAGO – An Illinois legislative committee approved rules Tuesday for the state's medical cannabis program, which means would-be growers and retailer ...
    July 15, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Medical marijuana rules before Illinois committee

    CHICAGO (AP) — Not a single marijuana seed has been planted in Illinois' pilot medical cannabis program. But medical marijuana is inching closer to re ...
    July 15, 2014 - 7:16 am
  • Chicago man arrested in photographer's death

    CHICAGO – A judge on Monday ordered that a Chicago man charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a photographer over the weekend be he ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Chicago police's misconduct files policy praised

    CHICAGO – A new policy will make public all completed investigations of Chicago police misconduct instead of treating them as personnel matters, a mov ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Quinn: Ill. past-due bills lowest since 2010

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn is crowing that Illinois' pile of overdue bills has dropped to $3.9 billion.
    July 14, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • New Cook County Health CEO searching for savings

    CHICAGO – Dr. John Jay Shannon, the new chief of Cook County's health system, has a big job ahead: finding $67 million in savings to help erase a proj ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Illinois AG sues, alleging student loan debt scams

    CHICAGO – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed lawsuits Monday against two companies she says are scamming people who are paying student loan ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Funeral held for ex-U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon of Illinois

    BELLEVILLE – Former U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon was laid to rest Monday after being eulogized by his son and former colleagues as a devoted public servant sa ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Illinois governor candidates exchange criticisms at forum

    CHICAGO – The candidates for Illinois governor hammered each other Monday, with Republican Bruce Rauner saying that Gov. Pat Quinn hasn’t delivered fo ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • Rauner: Not involved with facilities facing suits

    CHICAGO (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is responding to claims that a long-term care company tied to his former private equity ...
    July 14, 2014 - 5:04 pm
  • New policy will shine light on Chicago police

    CHICAGO — A law school professor says Chicago's decision to publicly release information about police misconduct investigations will shine a light on ...
    July 14, 2014 - 1:02 pm
  • New Cook County Health CEO searching for savings

    CHICAGO — A published report says the new CEO of Cook County's health system has a big job ahead: finding $67 million in savings to help erase a proje ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Chicago man arrested in photographer's death

    CHICAGO — Chicago police say a Chicago man has been arrested on a first-degree murder charge in the weekend slaying of a 28-year-old freelance photogr ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • AG files lawsuits alleging student loan debt scams

    CHICAGO — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed lawsuits against two companies for allegedly scamming people who are repaying student loan ...
    July 14, 2014 - 11:37 am
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