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  • Vallas: Rauner plan would cost schools $4 billion

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn's running mate says Republican Bruce Rauner's plan to roll back the temporary state income tax increase would "decim ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • Teamsters vow to fight IDOT layoffs

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Lawyers representing 55 Illinois Department of Transportation workers laid off last week say the employees should be able to contin ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 3:54 pm
  • Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

    NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner Cable said Wednesday service was largely restored after a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nation ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Former federal cyber security official guilty of child porn charges

    A former acting director of cyber security for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was convicted Tuesday of child pornography charges.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:27 am
  • AP source: American militant said killed in Syria

    NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) — An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Obama weighs national monument status for San Gabriels

    LOS ANGELES — President Barack Obama is considering a plan to designate the San Gabriel Mountains a national monument, an action intended to address c ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:37 am
  • Colleges find teachers need teaching, too — on how to teach

    KENNESAW, Ga. — Michele DiPietro had his listeners in stitches with his impressions of dumb things college students say in class.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Sleep drunkenness may affect more than 1 in 7 people, study finds

    Ever heard of “sleep drunkenness”? If you’ve ever tried to reach for your phone when your alarm clock rings or been so disoriented when you wake up th ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Rockford senior facilities adding modern amenities

    ROCKFORD (AP) — Two senior living facilities in Rockford will undergo renovations totaling $20 million to modernize and expand.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:24 am
  • Illinois health centers receive $1.7M for projects

    CHICAGO (AP) — Seven health centers in the Chicago area are receiving a total of $1.7 million in funding for construction and renovation projects.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:24 am
  • State Police open new forensics lab in Belleville

    BELLEVILLE (AP) — The Illinois State Police has a new forensics laboratory to help solve crimes.The ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:25 am
  • Midwest states share bat-disease funding

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says Illinois and seven other Midwestern states will share more than $280,000 in federal money int ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:25 am
  • Great-granny, 91, of Mount Morris makes first jump

    ROCHELLE – It’s OK to scream. That was just one tip Dorothy Morris received Sunday before jumping ou ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:23 pm
  • An evening of ‘light’ entertainment in Mount Morris

    MOUNT MORRIS – An evening of entertainment is planned Friday to celebrate the 39 Victorian-style street lights installed this month around Kable Squar ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Motorcycle crash victim from Chicago improving

    MOUNT MORRIS – A Chicago woman is still in a Rockford-area hospital almost a month after being critically injured in a head-on motorcycle crash that l ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 1:15 am
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