CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn said Illinois lawmakers have a chance to make history on two fronts this month by approving a plan to fix the state's decades-old pension crisis and legalizing same-sex marriage.
ROCKFORD (AP) — Confronted by the deafening hiss and intense heat of a flaming natural-gas leak, Mike DeLaRosa puts faith in his heavy layers of firefighting gear and ignores every human instinct to retreat.
Quinn pushes for ban on high-capacity ammunition
SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois agency manager might have to delay retirement. A former university secretary wonders if she’ll have to cancel vacations. A state office assistant fears he won’t be able to afford the medical care his wife needs.
Cool temperatures helped keep mosquito numbers low
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois now has tougher penalties for those who use social media to organize violent "flash mobs" like those that have occurred on Chicago's Michigan Avenue and in other tourist areas.
CHICAGO (AP) — Some lucky winners of the Illinois Lottery weren't so lucky when they went to cash their checks.
CHICAGO (AP) — Overnight shootings in Chicago have killed three people and injured at least eight others, including a 16-year-old boy.
CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago teenagers are accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl and posting the attack on Facebook.
'Moral character' gone from Ill. Senate gun carry
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois lawmakers agreed to legalize the use of medical marijuana on Friday under a plan that's being billed as the strictest in the nation among states that have authorized the drug's medicinal use, though it was unclear whether the Democratic governor plans to sign it.
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Senate Democrats want to boost general education funding by $156 million next year, not cut it, key budget negotiators said Friday, but acknowledged the increase would only keep per-student funding level.
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An Illinois senator is blaming unnamed "extremists" who oppose legislation to restrict the possession of concealed guns for delaying a vote on the issue.
CHICAGO (AP) — Community groups in Illinois have been given more time to apply for $28 million in grants to help consumers learn how to shop for health insurance that will be available under President Barack Obama's health overhaul law.
CHICAGO (AP) — A state commission that investigates alleged police torture says seven cases have merit for more investigation.
BELLEVILLE (AP) — A former Boy Scout volunteer from southwestern Illinois has begun serving a six-year prison sentence for sexually molesting boys in his family.
CHAMPAIGN (AP) — The Illinois Poison Center says it has received a handful of calls this week about overdoses from a new synthetic hallucinogen in the Champaign area.
Ill. Senate gun opponents decry 'moral' standard
Universities agree to slowly pick up pensions
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