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  • Illinois state workers OK strike over Rauner contract dispute

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Tens of thousands of state government workers have sanctioned a strike against Go ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 12:12 am
  • Madigan forms Illinois House panel to address school funding

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is forming a panel to pick up where a rece ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:59 pm
  • Alabama, John Mellencamp will perform at Illinois State Fair

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The legendary country group Alabama and classic rock star John Mellencamp will be ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 11:26 pm
  • Experts urge public to help bring bee numbers back up

    PEORIA (AP) – Bees, pollinators for much of the world’s food supply, are still suffering severe drop ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:53 pm
  • Chicago Bears try to sideline some workers comp

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Should injured pro athletes be allowed to earn worker compensation benefits until ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:52 pm
  • Illinois schools adapting to new 'asthma emergency' law

    CHICAGO (AP) – School personnel across Illinois are adapting to a new state law that requires distri ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:50 pm
  • Assault reports prompt UI police to issue letter

    URBANA (AP) — Police at the University of Illinois campus in Urbana-Champaign have issued a letter a ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 11:29 pm
  • Boston bombing victim helps Illinois man get prosthetic leg

    CHICAGO (AP) – A 19-year-old man who lost his legs in a car accident last year has received a new pa ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 11:28 pm
  • Jane Lynch receives honorary degree from Illinois State

    NORMAL (AP) — Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Lynch has received an honorary doctoral deg ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 11:27 pm
  • Illinois schools short on cash, and hope

    The state’s nearly 2-year budget impasse continues to hurt schools’ bottom lines despite the promise ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 11:24 pm
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