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  • Illinois bill would bar public funds for graduation speakers

    PRINGFIELD (AP) – A proposal in the Illinois House would bar public universities from paying commenc ...
    March 27, 2015 - 1:10 am
  • Western Illinois plans program for women students in science

    MACOMB (AP) — Western Illinois University is starting a new program to help support women studying science, technology, engineering and math.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • State Capitol brickwork needs repair

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Access to the north entrance of the Illinois Capitol building is being restricted due to some aging brickwork.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Loaded .45-caliber handgun found in carry-on at Midway

    CHICAGO (AP) — Security screeners at Midway International Airport have found a loaded .45-caliber handgun in a passenger's carry-on luggage.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Carbondale police warn about counterfeit cash

    CARBONDALE (AP) — Carbondale police are warning local business owners and residents to be on the lookout for counterfeit currency.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Expert: Recent Illinois tornadoes have struck out of season

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) — An Illinois weather expert says the phrase "tornado season" has lost some of its meaning during the past three years.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Peoria officials express concerns about food truck looks

    PEORIA (AP) — Unsightly food trucks are a concern for officials in the central Illinois city of Peoria.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Springfield alderman proposing $10-hour minimum wage in city

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Springfield alderman says he plans to introduce an ordinance to raise the city's minimum wage to $10 an hour.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • 1 killed, 1 injured in Aurora crash involving semitrailer

    AURORA (AP) – Authorities say a Carpentersville man was killed and his wife was injured in a crash i ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • 77-year-old is Cook County's 25th cold-related death

    OAK PARK (AP) – Authorities say a 77-year-old man who died over the weekend was Cook County’s 25th c ...
    March 25, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Belleville looks to eliminate township government

    BELLEVILLE (AP) – Joy Schreiber is the rare elected official who hopes voters get a chance to kick h ...
    March 25, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Illinois Senate on spot to back measure plugging budget gap

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois Senate leaders are on the spot to find enough votes for a proposed deal ...
    March 25, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Disability advocates call for closing Illinois institutions

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Advocates of group homes for the disabled are calling for the closing of nearly all state-run institutions as part of plan they say ...
    March 25, 2015 - 2:06 pm
  • Illinois Senate on spot to find votes to close budget gap

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Senate leaders are on the spot to find enough votes for a proposed deal to close a $1.6 billion gap in this year's budget ...
    March 25, 2015 - 2:06 pm
  • Belleville looks to eliminate township government

    BELLEVILLE (AP) — Joy Schreiber is the rare elected official who hopes voters get a chance to kick her out of office.
    March 25, 2015 - 2:05 pm
  • Bloomington officials talk tiny home village for homeless

    BLOOMINGTON (AP) — Social service providers and city officials in Bloomington have discussed building tiny houses of about 350 square feet to help the ...
    March 25, 2015 - 2:02 pm
  • Chicago teacher union calls for $15 minimum wage for workers

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union plans to ask the Board of Education to pay $15 an hour to low-wage workers, including parents who help ensur ...
    March 25, 2015 - 10:33 am
  • Steel company idling Granite City plant, more than 2,000 employees affected

    GRANITE CITY (AP) — U.S. Steel says it's temporarily idling its plant in Granite City, putting 2,080 employees out of work.
    March 25, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Jobless rate falls to 6 percent in February across Illinois

    CHICAGO (AP) — Unemployment continued to fall in Illinois in February, hitting 6 percent for the first time since 2008.
    March 24, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • Gov. Rauner tells Chicago studio to return $10 million grant

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has ordered a Chicago TV and movie studio to return a $10 million state grant awarded by his predecessor, Pa ...
    March 24, 2015 - 2:07 pm
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