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  • Illinois budget deal possible? Rauner optimistic

    AUBURN (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner struck an optimistic tone that he can reach a budget agreement with ...
    April 27, 2016 - 9:40 pm
  • Southern Illinois University leader condemns racist video

    CARBONDALE (AP) – Racial tension on the Southern Illinois University in Carbondale campus is high af ...
    April 27, 2016 - 10:18 pm
  • Union go to Illinois labor board over contract

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Illinois Labor Relations Board is weighing whether negotiations have st ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • Chicago crosses 50 million mark for domestic visitors in 2015, city says

    Chicago surpassed the 50 million mark for domestic visitors annually for the first time in 2015, wit ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Settlement reached in Illinois apartment fire that killed 6

    AURORA (AP) – Relatives of six people who perished 5 years ago in an apartment building fire in subu ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Volunteer firefighter accused of arson in northern Illinois

    FREEPORT (AP) – A 20-year-old volunteer firefighter is accused of setting several fires in northern ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:01 am
  • Rock Island woman who faked cancer gets 4 years in prison

    ROCK ISLAND (AP) – An Illinois woman was sentenced to 4 years in prison after she admitted to lying ...
    April 27, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • University of Illinois athletic director search exceeds $20K

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – The University of Illinois has spent more than $20,000 on expenses in its search fo ...
    April 25, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Illinois governor signs $600M university funding package

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation authorizing $600 million in emergency fu ...
    April 25, 2016 - 10:57 pm
  • Two copies of Lincoln books going to every Illinois library

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Hundreds of libraries across Illinois are due to get two more books about Abraham ...
    April 25, 2016 - 10:54 pm
  • 'Individual A' sues Hastert for money over unpaid hush money

    CHICAGO (AP) – A man who alleges he was sexually abused by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert ...
    April 25, 2016 - 10:54 pm
  • Southern Illinois University adds major in brewing

    CARBONDALE (AP) – Southern Illinois University has a new accredited degree in fermentation science t ...
    April 24, 2016 - 8:18 pm
  • Illinois seeks to limit use of solitary confinement

    SPRINGFIELD – Brian Nelson’s years in solitary confinement left him terrified of other people, and ...
    April 24, 2016 - 9:10 pm
  • U of Illinois professor hits 50 years, plans to keep going

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – Roy Axford has been a professor at the University of Illinois for 50 years. And he ...
    April 24, 2016 - 7:55 pm
  • Federal officials deny Illinois appeal for disaster funds

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied the state’s appeal for federal assistance to help local governments recover from ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Judge dismisses charges against McCullough

    SYCAMORE – After a judge's order Friday, Jack McCullough will return to his Seattle home for the fir ...
    April 22, 2016 - 11:30 pm
  • Lawmaker yanks colleges' lifeline

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A vote on a rare bipartisan agreement to send $600 million to financially struggl ...
    April 21, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Senate OKs redistricting plan, nixes eliminating Lt. Gov.

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois Senate has approved a plan to let voters choose a new way to draw le ...
    April 21, 2016 - 10:30 pm
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