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  • 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 1, 2015 - 4:21 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
  • Illinois medical marijuana patients now number 2,600

    CHICAGO (AP) — With the number of Illinois medical marijuana patients inching slowly upward to 2,600 on Wednesday, the state's licensed growers are fi ...
    July 1, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • Illinois to take new suggestions for marijuana disease list

    CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois residents who want to add specific diseases to the state’s medical marijuana ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • If you make less than $50,440, proposal could increase overtime pay

    Nearly 5 million more Americans would qualify for overtime pay under new rules proposed Tuesday by t ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • New report shows widespread abuses, dysfunction in Customs agency

    WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the nation’s largest law enforcement agency, is vul ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • O say can you breathe? Fireworks pollute air, study says

    NEW YORK (AP) – July Fourth fireworks fill the skies across the nation with more than sparkling burs ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:34 pm
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