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  • Judge declines to hold Illinois in contempt on payments

    CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. judge has cited Illinois' efforts in recent days to make court-ordered payments to social-service providers in deciding not to h ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 3:09 pm
  • 7 dead from Legionnaires' disease at Quincy veterans' home

    QUINCY (AP) — The state of Illinois has confirmed three more deaths from Legionnaires' disease at a Quincy veterans' home, increasing the number of fa ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 3:08 pm
  • Illinois House gears up for override of union-strike veto

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — One of the subplots of the summer-long Illinois budget standoff will take center stage this week with a likely attempt by House Dem ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 5:06 pm
  • Rauner signs law toughening penalties on drunken drivers

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois will begin putting ignition locking devices on the vehicles of drivers w ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • 4th Legionnaires' disease death at Illinois veterans' home

    QUINCY (AP) – The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting two more deaths from Legionnaire ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • West Nile virus kills elderly man from Chicago south suburb

    OAK FOREST (AP) – The Cook County Department of Public Health says a man in his early 90s from the s ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:38 pm
  • Illinois' history museum is latest target in political fight

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The skeleton of a massive mastodon, thousands of Native American artifacts and a ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Rauner signs law toughening penalties on drunken drivers

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois will begin putting ignition locking devices on the vehicles of drivers with two or more drunken driving convictions.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 3:50 pm
  • Legionnaires' disease cases climb at Illinois veterans home

    QUINCY (AP) – Officials say the number of residents with Legionnaires’ disease at a western Illinois ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Illinois boy recovers after fish hook got stuck in eye

    FREEPORT (AP) – An 11-year-old boy from northern Illinois is thankful to be back in school and to be ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 9:18 pm
  • Report: Charities received little of millions company raised

    CHICAGO (AP) – A newspaper report says a for-profit telemarketing company raised roughly $5 million ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 8:42 pm
  • Hoffman Estates taps goat herd for golf course lawn care

    HOFFMAN ESTATES (AP) – A suburban Chicago park district is enlisting a herd of several dozen goats t ...
    Aug. 30, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Exelon mulls closure of unprofitable plant near Cordova

    CHICAGO (AP) – The owner of Illinois’ 11 nuclear reactors must decide next month whether to close its Quad Cities Generating Station near Cordova, one ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 11:57 am
  • Lottery winners don't get largesse, but get left out

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Big-time Illinois Lottery winners aren't getting the largesse. They're getting left out.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 8:51 pm
  • State to court: Can’t do the ‘impossible’ on paying

    CHICAGO (AP) – The state of Illinois asked a federal judge Friday not to hold it in contempt for missing a recent court-ordered deadline to pay servic ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 8:54 pm
  • Cash-strapped Illinois: Can't do 'impossible' on payments

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois has asked a federal judge not to hold it in contempt for failing to meet a court-ordered deadline to pay social services provi ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • Governor seeks federal help for storm-affected areas

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has asked the U.S. Small Business Administration to allow people in seven northeast Illinois counties to apply fo ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Peoria County gets $3.2 million to combat lead poisoning

    PEORIA (AP) — Peoria County is getting $3.2 million from the federal government to protect children and their families from lead poisoning.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Rauner signs bill allowing township government to dissolve

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a bill that will allow a southern Illinois township board to vote to dissolve the unit of government t ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • Woman accused of killing puppy agrees to smaller jury

    URBANA (AP) — A central Illinois woman accused of killing her boyfriend's pit bull puppy in a hot oven has agreed to a jury of six people instead of 1 ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 10:33 am
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