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  • Earnings boom a boon for company’s forecast

    The Associated PressCaterpillar’s earnings soared more than 20 percent in the first quarter, even th ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Nonagenarian bowlers still compete in local league

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – At 93, Nick Frasco isn’t the oldest member of his Tuesday night bowling team.That ...
    April 23, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Illinois agency assessing damage in Fairdale tornado for aid

    FAIRDALE (AP) – An Illinois agency says it’s still trying to determine what assistance might be avai ...
    April 23, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Chicago schools suspend contract with company under probe

    CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago Public Schools is suspending its roughly $20 million contract with a suburban ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Park group's CEO quits amid fights over park use for library

    CHICAGO (AP) – The leader of a Chicago group that opposes proposals to use lakefront and park land f ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Federal, state dollars unlikely after Fairdale tornado

    DeKALB – The road to recovery in Fairdale will likely be paved with local dollars.County and municip ...
    April 24, 2015 - 3:55 pm
  • Rauner: Stop ‘fair share’ fees for non-union teachers

    Beginning his 101st day in office, Rauner also explained to capital-city civic and business leaders ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Health law brings growth in food stamps in some states

    CHICAGO (AP) – President Barack Obama’s health care law has had a surprising side effect: In some st ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • SupplyCore's $1B in military contracts should aid Rockford

    ROCKFORD (AP) – A Rockford logistics and supply-chain management firm has won more than $1 billion i ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Service dogs a lifeline for owner

    PEORIA – In terms of temperament, the black-haired poodle Lincoln and the redheaded Julianne Smith a ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:21 pm
  • Worried sick over canine flu? Tips to help protect your pup

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – An outbreak of canine flu has sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the Midwest, killi ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Clerks work to comply with voting law before Schock primary

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — County clerks in the congressional district of former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock say they're scrambling to comply with a new Illinois v ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:43 am
  • Rauner: Stop 'fair share' fees for non-union teachers

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner says public school teachers who aren't union members shouldn't have to pay union fees — the same policy he's trie ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • SupplyCore's $1B in military contracts should aid Rockford

    ROCKFORD (AP) — A Rockford logistics and supply-chain management firm has won more than $1 billion in work for the U.S. military to take place over th ...
    April 22, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Red light camera ban passes House committee

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Proposed legislation banning red light cameras in certain Illinois communities is expected to be taken up by the state Legislature.
    April 22, 2015 - 11:42 am
  • Rauner aide sorry on social service cuts 'miscommunications'

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget chief apologized to a House oversight panel Tuesday fo ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • House OKs bill that would change Illinois specialty plates

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Illinois House has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would change the way t ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Study: Exelon subsidy would cost $1.6 billion over 5 years

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A plan to financially reward Exelon Corp. for producing no-carbon energy and pote ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Man charged with taking items for Fairdale tornado victims

    SYCAMORE (AP) – A 44-year-old northern Illinois man is accused of taking dozens of items donated to ...
    April 21, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Illinois tornado raises concerns on warnings in rural areas

    CANTRALL (AP) – A deadly tornado in the small northern Illinois community of Fairdale earlier this m ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:14 pm
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