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  • Center helps disabled find jobs

    SPRINGFIELD – Barely a generation ago, it was common for people with intellectual disabilities to sp ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 1:31 pm
  • Sex abuse charge for instructor

    JACKSONVILLE (AP) – Illinois State Police says they’ve arrested an instructor at the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired for alleged aggravated ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Chickenpox forces prison lockdown

    CHESTER (AP) – A southern Illinois maximum-security state prison is in lockdown because five inmates in one housing unit have developed chickenpox.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:12 pm
  • jobless rate falls to 6.4 percent

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – Illinois’ unemployment rate fell in November to its lowest level since June 2008, hitting 6.4 percent, the state Department of Employ ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • Quincy mother gets 2 years for unlawful restraint

    QUINCY (AP) – A Quincy woman has been sentenced to 2 years in prison for locking her 5-year-old son in their basement.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 7:44 pm
  • Report: Illinois fails to monitor runaway kids

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois’ child-welfare agency cannot properly account for thousands of runaway or otherwise missing foster-care children, is slopp ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:07 pm
  • Quinn calls session for comptroller election

    CHICAGO (AP) – Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn has called state lawmakers back to Springfield next month to consider a 2016 special election to replace the la ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 8:06 pm
  • Report: Illinois fails to monitor runaway kids

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An audit has found that Illinois does a poor job monitoring and tracking children who run away from foster homes.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Caterpillar sees Cuba relations as an opportunity

    PEORIA (AP) — Caterpillar Inc. sees President Barack Obama's change in U.S. policy toward Cuba as a potential business opportunity.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • George Ryan: Cuba relations will open markets

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, who made a historic trip to Cuba 15 years ago, says restoring diplomatic relations with the island na ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • NIU alum shot near Texas TV station

    Educators with Northern Illinois University’s meteorology program were shocked Wednesday after learn ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Central Illinois man convicted in double murder

    DECATUR (AP) – Jurors have found a 30-year-old central Illinois man guilty of first-degree murder in ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Topinka remembered as honest, tough at memorial

    COUNTRYSIDE (AP) – With tales of her unrestrained honesty to wisecracks about her fiery red hair, la ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Illinois city settles police shooting lawsuit for $1.1M

    ROCKFORD (AP) — The city of Rockford has reached a $1.1 million settlement with the estate of an una ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:26 pm
  • Cook County to join cameras-in-court program

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has allowed the use of cameras and audio recording devices in Cook County courts on an experimental basis st ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 2:50 pm
  • Reporter won't have to reveal murder-case source

    JOLIET (AP) — Appellate court judges have reversed a lower-court ruling that had ordered a journalist to reveal the source of a leak in a northern Ill ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • Deer processors busy after Illinois hunt

    EFFINGHAM (AP) — As a deer carcass is laid across one of the cutting tables at Hartrich Meats, the animal is butchered down and processed with remarka ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 2:49 pm
  • Rauner to discuss Illinois budget in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner plans to speak about the state budget at a Better Government Association event.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • Attorney blames couple's bookkeeper in fraud case

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Misplaced confidence, not criminal intent, is to blame for a Chicago couple's involvement in a $5 million fraud scheme that rocked ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 2:47 pm
  • Rockford settles police shooting lawsuit for $1.1M

    ROCKFORD (AP) — The city of Rockford says it has reached a $1.1 million settlement with the estate of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot inside ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:28 am
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