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  • Business partnerships help students into workforce

    BLOOMINGTON (AP) – Anthony Vinson might be the only high school senior in central Illinois who’s already found his second calling.
    March 1, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Rauner budget could mean fewer Amtrak trains

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed state budget would cut 40 percent from Illinois’ fun ...
    March 1, 2015 - 9:22 pm
  • Illinois hunters, outdoorsmen hope for ally in Rauner

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois hunters and outdoors enthusiasts see Gov. Bruce Rauner as a potential new ally in Springfield.
    March 1, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • Farm equipment maker Deere foresees sharp sales drop

    MOLINE (AP) – The chairman and CEO of Deere & Co. says the agricultural equipment maker is preparing ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Sears 4Q loss narrows, sales slide as business shifts

    NEW YORK (AP) – Sears recorded its fourth straight year of falling profit and revenue, even as cost ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Illinois plan would aid Exelon nuclear plants

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Power-producing giant Exelon Corp. rounded out a phalanx of Illinois lawmakers an ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Farm equipment maker Deere foresees sharp sales drop

    MOLINE (AP) — The chairman and CEO of Deere & Co. says the agricultural equipment maker is preparing for the largest single-year sales drop in its 178 ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • State veterans' department to honor Desert Storm soldiers

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The state Department of Veterans' Affairs will honor 14 Illinois soldiers who died in Operation Desert Storm during the first Gulf ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Illinois House Speaker renews push for 'Millionaire's Tax'

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois' longtime House speaker has renewed a push to tax the state's millionaires to boost funding for schools.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Mayors: Closure of Illinois nuclear plants would hurt cities

    CLINTON (AP) – Mayors of six Illinois communities, including Tom Stone of Oregon in Ogle County, are ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Emanuel heads toward runoff

    CHICAGO (AP) – With Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel facing an April runoff against Cook County Commission ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:18 pm
  • Police chief gets misconduct charge

    ORIENT (AP) – The police chief of a small southern Illinois city has been arrested on charges of int ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Former Dixon inmate wins millions in lottery drawing

    CHICAGO – A former inmate of the Dixon Correctional Center is now a multimillionaire.Jesus Davila Jr ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Flight attendants celebrate 25 years of smoke-free flights

    CHICAGO (AP) — Flight attendants have celebrated the 25th anniversary of the in-flight smoking ban.M ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • Rockford City Council OKs $5 million for jet-repair facility

    ROCKFORD (AP) — Rockford's city council has approved spending $5 million to help a $41 million jet-repair facility set up at Chicago Rockford Internat ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • Retrial to begin for photographer accused of taking eaglets

    OTTAWA (AP) – A nature photographer is set to stand trial for a second time on charges that he took ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Proposal would have grads who leave Illinois repay state aid

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A measure introduced in the Illinois legislature would make students pay back cer ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Records show doctors part of Illinois marijuana businesses

    CHICAGO (AP) – At least three doctors are listed in records as being involved with medical marijuana ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Chicago Mayor Emanuel looks to avoid runoff for 2nd term

    CHICAGO (AP) – In a city where the voters like tough-talking politicians, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:42 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers form school shootings task force

    CHICAGO (AP) – A task force of Illinois lawmakers looking at ways to prevent school shootings by hel ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 10:42 pm
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