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  • Six counties could join program

    CHICAGO (AP) – Half a dozen counties in a central Illinois judicial district could soon join a 2-year-old pilot program that allows cameras in select ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • County considers freeze on hiring

    ROCKFORD (AP) – Winnebago County may put a freeze on all hiring to address a $2.5 million budget shortfall.
    July 28, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • Associated Press Analysis: Quinn, Rauner budget plans lacking

    CHICAGO – The Illinois governor candidates have been ridiculing each other’s budget plans, with Republican Bruce Rauner accusing Gov. Pat Quinn of lea ...
    July 28, 2014 - 11:49 am
  • Farmers market prices being surveyed

    URBANA (AP) — The University of Illinois Extension Service is regularly surveying prices at farmers ...
    July 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Excavators make interesting find at Cahokia Mounds

    COLLINSVILLE (AP) – Experts say student archaeologists excavating the Cahokia Mounds in southern Ill ...
    July 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Charity takes vets on fishing trips

    BARTLETT (AP) – A charity based in the Chicago suburbs aims to honor and help American veterans by taking them on fishing trips.
    July 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • 10,000 gallons of cooking oil stolen

    BELLEVILLE (AP) – Three men have been charged with felony theft in southwest Illinois for stealing 10,000 gallons of used cooking oil, police said.
    July 28, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Rauner’s campaign ad used fake headlines

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A campaign ad from the Republican candidate for Illinois governor is being called ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Caterpillar 2Q profit up, despite falling sales

    Construction and mining equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. on Thursday reported higher-than-expected s ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Inventions key to teacher’s success

    WOODSTOCK – Andrew Parke’s creations, which fill about 50 boxes in his Woodstock basement, aren’t ea ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Police charge man in child’s death

    CHICAGO (AP) – A Chicago teenager accused of shooting dead an 11-year-old girl was aiming his gun at ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Man held in 1992 teen strangling death

    CHICAGO (AP) – More than two decades after the strangling death of an Illinois teenager, a 71-year-o ...
    July 25, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Quinn signs law to combat flooding

    OAK LAWN (AP) – Gov. Pat Quinn has approved legislation aimed at tackling flooding around Illinois a ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • State lawmaker: Concealed carry law ‘too complicated’

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A state senator said the law he helped push through that allows Illinois resident ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Daley won’t have to testify in lawsuit

    CHICAGO (AP) – Former Mayor Richard Daley won’t have to testify in Chicago’s lawsuit seeking to brea ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • College coop home to flock

    DECATUR (AP) – Beyond the classrooms, labs and offices at Richland Community College reside about 50 ...
    July 24, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Lawmaker: Ill. concealed carry law 'complicated'

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A lawmaker who helped push through a bill that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is suggesting the law is too ha ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Loves Park veteran raising funds for flag legacy

    LOVES PARK (AP) — A northern Illinois World War II veteran who gives away free American flags every Memorial Day has raised $4,000 for a fund to keep ...
    July 23, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Second City's Chicago comedy school to expand

    CHICAGO (AP) – The training center for Chicago’s famous Second City comedy group is expanding.The Se ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Report: More kids living in poverty

    CHICAGO (AP) – The number of Illinois children living in areas of high poverty has increased by abou ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:29 am
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