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  • Area leaders see potential in private development arm

    Area economic development leaders are hopeful that plans for a new agency that partially privatizes the state's efforts to bring in new business will ...
    NEW: Feb. 5, 2016 - 4:55 pm
  • Lee County administrator candidates say no thanks

    DIXON – For the second time, officials have come up empty in the search for Lee County's first administrator.
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 4:28 pm
  • Police: 6 dead in Chicago home in possible murder-suicide

    CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago police on Thursday found the bodies of four men, one woman and a child inside ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 9:28 pm
  • Illinois businesses now must post human-trafficking hotline

    CHICAGO (AP) – A new law is requiring many Illinois businesses to post information about a human tra ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:24 pm
  • Judge: Suit seeking to stop Chicago Lucas Museum can go on

    CHICAGO (AP) – A federal judge on Thursday allowed a lawsuit to proceed that seeks to stop “Star War ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:25 pm
  • Illinois school funding will be topic for legislative panel

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan is forming a legislative panel to discus ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:23 pm
  • Chicago State declares financial emergency, eyes job cuts

    CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago State University trustees have declared a financial emergency at the troubled ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 9:25 pm
  • Rauner wants public-private deal to add lanes to I-55

    CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Thursday that he wants lawmakers to approve a plan that would ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:25 pm
  • Drug exec takes the Fifth on Capitol Hill, angers lawmakers

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Infuriating members of Congress, a smirking Martin Shkreli took the Fifth at a Cap ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:23 pm
  • Continental recalls air bag controls installed in 5 million vehicles

    Continental Automotive Systems Inc. is recalling potentially faulty air bag control units that were ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:22 pm
  • Buddy Bags system keeps growing in Dixon

    DIXON – Holly Shover looked a bit like Lucille Ball, frantically wrapping deliciousness at the end of an imaginary conveyor belt. At the other end of ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:11 pm
  • County leaders welcome neighbors' enterprise plan

    DeKALB – Two nearby counties have applied to the state for enterprise zone designations, a move DeKalb County officials welcome as a complement to the ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:17 pm
  • Some KSB clinics offering night, weekend appointments

    DIXON – KSB Hospital patients who've asked for off hours to see their doctors are getting their wish.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:15 pm
  • State budget battle forces NICIL to close Oregon office

    OREGON – The budget battle in Springfield has claimed another casualty, and the fallout will impact dozens of disabled residents in the Oregon area.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:20 pm
  • Lyndon stabbing suspect still on the run

    LYNDON – A Streator man who police say stabbed another person in a street fight at the Valley Vista mobile home park Dec. 12 has managed to elude capt ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:32 pm
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