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  • Champaign theater cancels pair of Bill Cosby shows

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) — Bill Cosby's two shows next April at a theater in Champaign have been canceled in the wake of allegations the famed comedian sexually ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • Rauner wants quick ruling on pension law appeal

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner says he wants the Illinois Supreme Court to rule "as soon as possible" on whether a landmark pension o ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • Illinois prepares for Obama's immigration action

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois has one of the nation's largest immigrant populations and some of the most immigrant-friendly policies. But the state's influe ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • State to refund retiree health care money

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The state will refund money to about 75,000 state retirees who've been paying a portion of their pensions for health insurance over ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • Rock Island Arsenal loses 1,083 jobs in two years

    ROCK ISLAND (AP) — More than 1,000 jobs at the Rock Island Arsenal have been lost over the past two years due to cutbacks in defense spending.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • Downtown Dixon shops will be open late Fridays until Christmas

    DIXON — Ken Novak said he wants to bring a financial boost to Downtown Dixon. Novak, an industrial s ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:31 pm
  • Marketing tourism here a challenge

    POLO – At the helm of the Blackhawk Waterways Convention and Visitors Bureau is a Mount Carroll native with a bright smile and vivacious disposition.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • Moose plan Thanksgiving activities in Mount Morris

    MOUNT MORRIS – The public may attend all-day Thanksgiving programs Thursday at the Mount Morris Moose Lodge, 100 Moose Drive.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 4:50 pm
  • The People's Voice: Follow your passion, young Kenzie

    Sorry, Katy Renkes, but your daughter just might end up being a journalist.I apologize because it’s ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 2:43 pm
  • Small Business Saturday keeps evolving

    Small Business Saturday, the Black Friday for small local retailers, will return for a fourth consecutive year in the Sauk Valley on Nov. 29.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • 140 frozen turkeys stolen from Illinois market

    WATERLOO (AP) — Police in southern Illinois are investigating after 140 frozen turkeys were stolen from a locked refrigerated trailer outside a meat m ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • CTA approves 2015 budget with no fare increases

    CHICAGO (AP) — There are no fare increases in the budget that the Chicago Transit Authority board has approved for next year.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Soaring generic drug prices draw U.S. Senate scrutiny

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decade ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Rauner wants hiring freeze; other issues on hold

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner called on Gov. Pat Quinn to freeze hiring in the final we ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Rockford installs 30-foot blue spruce for holidays

    ROCKFORD (AP) — Volunteers are getting ready to decorate a huge blue spruce installed in downtown Ro ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 10:04 pm

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