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  • 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
  • To fight crime, Chicago tries wiping away arrests

    CHICAGO (AP) – Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:32 am
  • Horse barn finds new life

    NORMAL (AP) – A 125-year-old former horse barn near uptown Normal is getting a face-lift inside and ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:28 am
  • Fire closes state building in capitol

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A spokesman for Illinois’ secretary of state says he expects that office’s Howlet ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois

    CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday in ...
    July 23, 2014 - 1:29 am
  • Man, 47, trapped under tractor, dies

    GENEVA TOWNSHIP (AP) – The Kane County sheriff says an Elgin man has died after he was trapped under ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Regional Education Office consolidation not easy

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – With 11 months to go until deadline, Illinois officials are still working out the ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Mayor holds meeting on city violence

    CHICAGO (AP) – Three days after a bullet fired on the a city street pierced a wall and killed an 11- ...
    July 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
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