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  • ComEd seeks rate hike to help pay for Smart Grid

    CHICAGO (AP) — Commonwealth Edison wants another rate increase to help offset the costs of modernizing Illinois' electric grid.
    UPDATED: April 16, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • Inmate charged in Rockford lawyer's 2008 death

    ROCKFORD (AP) — Murder charges were announced Wednesday against the one-time client of a Rockford attorney who was fatally shot while clearing snow fr ...
    April 16, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

    CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has banked more than $6 million for his 2014 re-election campaign.
    April 16, 2014 - 4:21 pm
  • Kirk will campaign for Oberweis in Senate race

    QUINCY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he'll now campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, weeks after saying he wouldn't actively c ...
    April 16, 2014 - 3:07 pm
  • Illinois-based Astellas to pay $7.3M settlement

    NORTHBROOK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department announced Wednesday that an Illinois-based pharmaceutical company will pay $7.3 million to resolve alleg ...
    April 16, 2014 - 3:07 pm
  • UIC to officially open new baseball stadium

    CHICAGO (AP) — Officials from the University of Illinois at Chicago are preparing to officially unveil the school's new baseball stadium this week.
    April 16, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • Scammers using fake U.S. Postal Service emails

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Consumer advocates say scammers are using bogus U.S. Postal Service emails to steal personal information.
    April 16, 2014 - 10:00 am
  • Review: University of Illinois finances have improved

    URBANA (AP) – The University of Illinois has brought in about $300 million a year more than it has s ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:48 pm
  • Farmers off to slow start planting corn crop

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – Most years about this time, northern Illinois farmer Monty Whipple, like so many Mi ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:39 pm
  • Rutherford: Dismiss sexual-harassment lawsuit

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Lawyers for Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by an ex-employee alleging sexual har ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:16 am
  • Transit officials in Peoria OK Sunday bus service

    PEORIA (AP) — Peoria transportation officials have approved Sunday bus service starting in June.The ...
    April 15, 2014 - 2:55 pm
  • Illinois House orders audit of anti-violence funds

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have ordered a study into anti-violence and after-school spending under Gov. Pat Quinn.
    April 15, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Tanning salons adjust to new Illinois law

    DEKALB (AP) — Illinois tanning salon owners have adapted to a law banning customers under 18 from tanning beds since the new policy was implemented ab ...
    April 15, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • 13-year-old accused of bringing gun to school

    AURORA (AP) — An 8th grader at a suburban Chicago middle school was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after a loaded handgun was found ...
    April 15, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Quinn tour highlights tax questions

    CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Pat Quinn’s tour of the state to push his program aimed at helping first-time ho ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • Illinois debates continuing free ACT test

    DEKALB (AP) — Thousands of high school junior students are preparing for this year's ACT as Illinois lawmakers consider whether to continue paying for ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:36 pm
  • 4 die, over 30 hurt in Chicago weekend shootings

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's warmest weekend of the year was also its most violent.Four people were shot ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • IDOT changes work zone signs as speed limit climbs

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois transportation officials are adding extra safety precautions to work zones around the state after the speed limit was incr ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:37 pm
  • Illinois gas station owners oppose fuel tax hike

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A recent proposal to raise the Illinois fuel tax to pay for state transportation costs is meeting opposition.
    April 14, 2014 - 2:36 pm
  • Durbin to discuss e-cigarette inquiry

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he plans to discuss a Congressional investigation into the marketing of electronic cigarettes.
    April 14, 2014 - 2:38 pm
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