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  • Enrollment climbs for health care law

    CHICAGO (AP) – Nearly 287,000 Illinois residents have signed up for private coverage under President ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Report details findings of 2013 Chicago school closures

    CHICAGO (AP) – A report says most of the 12,000 students displaced when Chicago Public Schools close ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Rauner has investment adviser, not blind trust

    CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner, perhaps the wealthiest officeholder in Illinois history, said just ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Rauner previews 1st-year priorities: Cut taxes, Medicaid

    CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday began laying out priorities for his first year ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Education board wants $730M more pre-K-12 funding

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – With a new chairman at its helm, the Illinois State Board of Education Wednesday ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Economy gets boost this month

    SYCAMORE – In the past few weeks, Gabriela Careajal has gone from barely being able to afford to dri ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 9:13 pm
  • Machesney Park hat collection ‘one of a kind’

    MACHESNEY PARK – Bill Taylor was operating forklifts in an alley when he first got the idea.“I used ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:58 pm
  • Aniston dazzles, even if she won’t get an Oscar for ‘Cake’

    A comedy that barely flirts with funny and a grim weeper that never quite raises a tear, “Cake” has ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Lawmaker altering school funding formula overhaul

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Democrat sponsoring a contentious plan to overhaul the state’s nearly 20-year ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • US Steel says its closing Illinois plant, laying off 176

    GRANITE CITY (AP) — U.S. Steel says it is closing its plant in southern Illinois and laying off 176 workers.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Cook County judge OKs first use of cameras at criminal trial

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County judge has approved the first use of cameras inside a county criminal co ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • Illinois hiring freeze began month before Rauner took office

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's state-government hiring freeze apparently began the month before he took office, under his predecess ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Lawyers contesting Illinois pension law seek extension

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Lawyers contesting the Illinois law that overhauls a state pension program that is $111 billion in debt are asking the state Suprem ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • State senator revamping school funding overhaul

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Democrat sponsoring a contentious plan to overhaul the state's nearly 20-year-old school funding formula said he's altering the ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Peoples Gas wins $75 million rate increase on 3-1 vote

    CHICAGO (AP) — Peoples Gas customers will pay more beginning next month under a rate increase approved by the Illinois Commerce Commission under newly ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:46 pm
  • Durbin touts Obama action on Cuba after delegation trip

    CHICAGO (AP) – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says President Barack Obama’s decision to restore U.S. diplomat ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 11:03 pm
  • Heating season not finished

    DeKALB – Although snow might be melting and temperatures might have climbed out of the single digits, beware – winter is coming. Still.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 7:39 pm
  • Durbin touts Obama action on Cuba after delegation trip

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says President Barack Obama's decision to restore U.S. diplomatic ties with Cuba will have real benefits for Illi ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:23 pm
  • Munger says comptroller a good place to help Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — New Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger sees her new job as a chance to help the state get its budget problems in order.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 2:23 pm
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