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  • Chemical company settles suit

    MCCULLOM LAKE (AP) – A Philadelphia-based chemical manufacturer has settled lawsuits with more than ...
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • Western Illinois postmaster answers Santa letters

    QUINCY (AP) – A postmaster in western Illinois has taken on the role of Santa Claus by answering are ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • 3,000 applicants await outgoing Quinn’s action

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn granted 179 clemency petitions in time for Christmas, but thousands of othe ...
    Dec. 25, 2014 - 9:01 pm
  • N. Illinois city honored for historic preservation

    WOODSTOCK (AP) – A northern Illinois community has been recognized for blending historic preservatio ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 10:03 pm
  • U of I gets grant to catalog rare Italian books

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – The University of Illinois is getting a grant to catalog a collection of rare Itali ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 10:03 pm
  • Dolton animal hospital employee accused of cruelty

    MARKHAM (AP) – An employee of a suburban Chicago veterinary hospital has been arrested on charges of ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 10:03 pm
  • Topinka's death renews talk of merging offices

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The unexpected death of Republican Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has rekindled an idea that proponents say could make Illinois gove ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 10:12 pm
  • Illinois posts rules on medical marijuana for children

    CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois health officials posted emergency rules Tuesday spelling out how the state’s ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Severe weather could snarl holiday travel

    CHICAGO (AP) – A wintry mix of Gulf Coast thunderstorms expected to travel north, predicted snowfall ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 9:59 pm
  • Jobless rate falls in all 12 Illinois metro areas

    CHICAGO (AP) – For the fifth time in the past 6 months, the unemployment rate dropped in each of Ill ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Man gets 7 years for swindling elderly victims

    CHICAGO (AP) – A federal judge in Chicago has sentenced a Canadian man to 7 years in prison for swin ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Walgreen fiscal 1st-qtr profit jumps 16 percent

    Stronger sales from established stores helped Walgreen trump first-quarter expectations, and the nat ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Blagojevich brother: I was fed 'pawn' to get then-governor

    CHICAGO (AP) – The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book tha ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Man who helped subdue gunman among Carnegie Heroes

    PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pennsylvania township parks director who helped subdue a gunman charged with k ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Model railroad helps 12-year-old boy with Asperger syndrome

    MCHENRY – If there’s one topic 12-year-old Andrew Gray of McHenry never grows tired of discussing, i ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Springfield mayor predicts 'very' tight budget

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The mayor of Springfield says he anticipates the “most difficult” budget he’s had ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:20 pm
  • Report: Business linked to appointee saw CPS boost

    CHICAGO (AP) – A Chicago Board of Education member appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2013 has stake ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:08 pm
  • Authorities offer snowbird safety tips

    CRYSTAL LAKE (AP) – Authorities in Illinois are offering safety tips for snowbirds heading to warmer ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 9:04 pm
  • Jury out on wage bump

    CHICAGO (AP) – A newly signed law that’ll more than double what Illinois jurors are paid while reduc ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Report: Illinois treasurer OK'd raises for dozens

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Outgoing Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford gave pay raises to dozens of employees ...
    Dec. 21, 2014 - 10:54 pm
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