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  • Chicago schools make pension payment; classroom cuts likely

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday that the city’s public schools would have ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • Lincoln College to become a university, new president says

    LINCOLN (AP) – The newly installed president of Lincoln College says the central Illinois school wil ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:03 pm
  • USDA: Illinois farmers plant more soybeans, less corn

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Illinois farmers have planted more soybeans and less corn this year, a new federal report showed Tuesday, yet they've been menaced by ...
    June 30, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Rauner personnel agency says full payroll could be met

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A letter obtained by The Associated Press shows that Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's personnel agency has concluded that he should c ...
    June 30, 2015 - 3:46 pm
  • Rauner cuts spending from already-approved projects

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has cut $68 million in already-funded road construction or other bricks-and-mortar projects.
    June 30, 2015 - 3:46 pm
  • Illinois to take new suggestions for marijuana disease list

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois residents who want to add specific diseases to the state's medical marijuana pilot program have another chance to submit their ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:49 am
  • USDA says rain delays Illinois winter wheat, hay harvests

    CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says rain is delaying winter wheat harvest and hay cutting in northern and central Illinois.
    June 30, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • Democrats to propose 1-month budget for essential services

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Democrats said Tuesday they are considering passing a temporary budget to fund essential services for one month as the sta ...
    June 30, 2015 - 3:34 pm
  • 1860s dresser returned to C.H. Moore Homestead

    CLINTON – An 1860s-era dresser that was believed to be given as a wedding gift by the David Davis fa ...
    June 29, 2015 - 9:39 pm
  • Aurora proposes grants for businesses owned by women

    AURORA (AP) – The city of Aurora wants to use grant money to create a new program that would make sm ...
    June 29, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Illinois teacher fired for stepping on U.S. flag

    MARTINSVILLE (AP) – An eastern Illinois teacher has been fired for stepping on a small U.S. flag dur ...
    June 29, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Winnebago County asking juveniles new gender questions

    ROCKFORD (AP) – Juveniles being booked into custody in Winnebago County are being asked new question ...
    June 29, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Unrelenting rain leads to more flooding in Midwest

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – A wet June turned worse after strong weekend storms drenched the Midwest, adding to ...
    June 29, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Man arrested after shots fired at Illinois trooper

    COLLINSVILLE (AP) – Illinois State Police say a 52-year-old man suspected of firing shots at a state ...
    June 28, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Four rabid bats found this year in Cook County

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS (AP) – Health officials say four rabid bats have been found so far this year in Co ...
    June 28, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Release of man who killed Chicago officer upsets police

    CHICAGO (AP) – A man who shot and killed a Chicago police officer as a teenager in the 1970s has bee ...
    June 28, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • Month now officially the wettest in Illinois history

    CHAMPAIGN(AP) – Illinois’ wet June is now one for the record book.State Climatologist Jim Angel said ...
    June 28, 2015 - 10:53 pm
  • Study: ER visits for childhood food allergies up in Illinois

    CHICAGO (AP) – A new study finds increasing numbers of emergency room visits and hospital stays for ...
    July 1, 2015 - 7:14 pm
  • Illinois budget stalemate hitting U of Illinois campus

    URBANA (AP) – The state budget stalemate already has some programs and projects on hold at the Unive ...
    June 28, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Gov. Rauner's request for 5 business reforms hold up budget

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner has an answer to the state Capitol budget impasse: adopt five “struc ...
    June 28, 2015 - 10:50 pm
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