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  • NICIL: Budget woes force shutdown

    STERLING – The Northwestern Illinois Center for Independent Living closed Wednesday, thanks to budget wrangling in Springfield, its director said in a ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • U.S. probing possible airline collusion to keep fares high

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, ac ...
    July 1, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Andresen Nature Center area's newest attraction

    FULTON – It's a new attraction with a simple mission: teaching the public, and especially children, about the quiet joy nature can bring to their live ...
    July 1, 2015 - 2:13 pm
  • Three more stores reopen at Northland Mall

    STERLING – Three more stores have reopened at Northland Mall in Sterling. GNC, Cost Cutters and Did ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Former Illinois treasurer employees sue over firings

    CHICAGO (AP) — Three ex-state employees who claim former Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them last year in retaliation for providing damaging ...
    July 1, 2015 - 1:48 pm
  • Budget impasse shuts down program for troubled youths

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A spokesman for the Illinois National Guard says about 90 staffers of the Lincoln's Challenge program for troubled youth have been ...
    July 1, 2015 - 1:48 pm
  • ‘... to educate, inspire ...’

    FULTON – It’s a new attraction with a simple mission: teaching the public, and especially children, about the quiet joy that nature can bring to their ...
    July 5, 2015 - 8:25 pm
  • Governor vetoes pay raises for state lawmakers

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has struck down cost-of-living salary increases for lawmakers as Illinois begins a fiscal year without an approve ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Macy's dumps Trump, Flo Rida pulls out of Miss USA pageant

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Flo Rida has pulled out of his guest appearance at the "Miss USA" pageant later this month and Macy's has dumped Donald Trump, ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Obama: U.S. embassy in Havana marks 'new chapter' in Cuba ties

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. and Cuba will reopen their embassies in Havana and Washington, heralding a ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Official: Fire at South Carolina black church wasn't arson

    GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A fire that destroyed a black church that 20 years ago was a target of the Ku Klux Klan was not the work of an arsonist, a f ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:35 am
  • Rockford police to start using stun guns again after 6 years

    ROCKFORD (AP) — The Rockford Police Department says that electronic stun guns are returning after a six-year absence.
    July 1, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Rauner borrows from special state funds to manage cash flow

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has borrowed $454 million from special state funds to help manage cash flow as Illinois begins a new fiscal year ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Rauner budget chief: Dems' spending plan 'unconstitutional'

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget director says a one-month spending plan proposed by Democrats is "unconstitutional" because i ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Senate advances 1-month budget; Rauner likely to oppose

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois Senate has advanced a one-month spending plan that Democrats say will allow critical services to continue as Illinois ...
    July 1, 2015 - 3:28 pm
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