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  • Assault reports prompt UI police to issue letter

    URBANA (AP) — Police at the University of Illinois campus in Urbana-Champaign have issued a letter a ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 11:29 pm
  • Boston bombing victim helps Illinois man get prosthetic leg

    CHICAGO (AP) – A 19-year-old man who lost his legs in a car accident last year has received a new pa ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 11:28 pm
  • Jane Lynch receives honorary degree from Illinois State

    NORMAL (AP) — Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Lynch has received an honorary doctoral deg ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 11:27 pm
  • Illinois schools short on cash, and hope

    The state’s nearly 2-year budget impasse continues to hurt schools’ bottom lines despite the promise ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 11:24 pm
  • Judge denies Madigan request to stop state workers' pay

    BELLEVILLE (AP) – A judge on Thursday denied a request by the Illinois attorney general to stop payi ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 11:13 pm
  • Illinois bill would require colleges to accept high-scoring students

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – An Illinois House committee has cleared a proposal that would require public univ ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 11:12 pm
  • Rauner talks tax hikes, need for compromise

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner gave more specifics Wednesday on what tax hikes he’d ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:13 am
  • Illinois program will offer state-run plan to help workers save for retirement

    CHICAGO (AP) – States are moving forward with new initiatives to help workers save for retirement, e ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:25 am
  • Illinois Secretary backs school bus seat belt mandate

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois Secretary of State is backing a measure that would require seat belt ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:27 am
  • Illinois historic sites will offer online donation option

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois soon will give visitors a chance to donate online to free-admission hist ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:43 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers propose biotech tax credits

    DECATUR (AP) – Two Illinois lawmakers have proposed a plan to offer tax credits to biotechnology bus ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:43 pm
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