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  • 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
  • Low-level Chicago drug offenders to get treatment, not jail

    CHICAGO (AP) – Cook County will no longer prosecute most misdemeanor marijuana possession cases and ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Director: Union contracts causing problems

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The new director of Illinois prisons says union contracts are the source of many ...
    April 20, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Computer program used to help math students learn

    JOLIET – Zamirah Ellis might have been several grades behind in math when she came to Joliet Central ...
    April 19, 2015 - 8:48 pm
  • Hopes dim for school funding formula overhaul's passage

    SPRINGFIELD – Despite a revamp to ease partisan and regional opposition, lawmakers see little chance ...
    April 19, 2015 - 8:53 pm
  • Feds seek files on elite nonprofit in Chicago schools probe

    CHICAGO (AP) – Federal investigators looking into Chicago Public Schools’ dealings with a leadership ...
    April 19, 2015 - 8:46 pm
  • State education board member quits over superintendent hire

    CHICAGO (AP) – A key member of the Illinois State Board of Education has formally resigned over conc ...
    April 19, 2015 - 9:07 pm
  • Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy s ...
    April 17, 2015 - 4:42 pm
  • Pope Francis expresses his esteem for Cardinal George

    CHICAGO (AP) — Pope Francis says he had "great esteem" for Chicago Cardinal George and was very close to him during his suffering.
    April 17, 2015 - 4:43 pm
  • Chicago schools chief takes temporary leave amid probe

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett took an immediate leave of absence Friday amid a federal investigation over a $20.5 mil ...
    April 17, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Freeport woman charged with animal cruelty gives up 84 dogs

    FREEPORT (AP) — Stephenson County Animal Control officials say a northern Illinois woman charged with animal cruelty has turned 84 dogs over to offici ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • As boomers retire, demand for welders grows

    JOLIET (AP) — Plainfield resident Ryan Kocka enjoys fabricating scrap metal as practice at a local trade school, knowing it will give him the skills n ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • Illinois Tobacco Quitline closes amid grant suspensions

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois Tobacco Quitline has been put on hold as a result of Gov. Bruce Rauner's decision to suspend $26 million in social ser ...
    April 17, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • House approves pumpkin as Illinois' official state pie

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Pumpkin pie could be the new official state pie of Illinois.The Illinois House ap ...
    April 16, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Amtrak: Proposal would cause cuts

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – An official with Amtrak says service reductions in Illinois will happen if budget ...
    April 16, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • East Alton mayor retiring May 1

    EAST ALTON (AP) – The mayor of East Alton is retiring after 18 years of leading St. Louis suburb.Fre ...
    April 16, 2015 - 8:58 pm
  • Medical marijuana chief stepping down

    CHICAGO (AP) — The coordinator of the Illinois medical marijuana pilot program is stepping down May ...
    April 16, 2015 - 8:58 pm
  • As death of Lincoln marked, caretakers of tomb face setbacks

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Caretakers of Abraham Lincoln’s tomb are on the defensive over an unflattering cr ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:42 pm
  • Seattle CEO to cut his pay so every worker earns $70,000

    SEATTLE (AP) – For some companies, Seattle’s new $15 minimum wage law isn’t doing enough to help wor ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Titanic exhibit headed to Peoria Riverfront Museum

    PEORIA (AP) – An exhibit of relics salvaged from the Titanic is headed to Peoria’s Riverfront Museum ...
    April 15, 2015 - 9:00 pm
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