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  • 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
  • GOP's Oberweis says Durbin bullied Walgreen

    CHICAGO – As U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin declared victory Wednesday for Walgreen Co.'s decision to keep its headquarters in Illinois, Republican businessman ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Mentally ill prisoners costing more in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Treating and housing mentally ill prisoners is costing more in Illinois.State document ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Quinn administration refuses to explain IDOT hiring fix

    SPRINGFIELD – When a good-government campaigner sued Gov. Pat Quinn in April over political hiring at the Illinois Department of Transportation, the a ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 11:51 pm
  • Rock Island 4-year-old dies after hit by vehicle

    ROCK ISLAND — A 4-year-old girl who was struck by a vehicle in Rock Island last week and later died has been identified.
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • Doctor sentenced for trading pills for sex

    CHICAGO – A federal judge has sentenced a 40-year-old suburban Chicago doctor to nearly six years in prison for using a classified-ad site to trade pr ...
    Aug. 6, 2014 - 12:06 am
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