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  • Rauner says he’ll continue to push for term limits

    CHICAGO – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner said not having a term limits measure on November’s ballot is a temporary setback.
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Ameren Illinois rolls out system upgrade

    CHATHAM – Ameren Illinois is embarking on a 10-year $400 million overhaul of its natural gas distribution in central and southern Illinois.
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • State portal still doesn’t include local gov’t salaries

    State lawmakers in 2012 approved a bill to add the salaries of county, municipal and township governments to the searchable Illinois Transparency and ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Layoffs raise new issues in state hiring dispute

    SPRINGFIELD – Quinn’s unexpected move to deal with a scathing report about political hiring in his administration will not put the jobs scandal to res ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 11:06 pm
  • Garage sale turns thinking chair into healing chair

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Linda LeCroy had to think about the thinking chair.After coming across the famous red ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 1:42 pm
  • USGS: 6.0 earthquake shakes California's Bay Area

    NAPA, Calif. – A large earthquake rolled through California's northern Bay Area early Sunday, damaging some buildings, knocking out power to thousands ...
    Aug. 24, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • Paris to celebrate end to Nazi rule 70 years later

    PARIS – Her code name was Rainer and she had a gun she called Oscar. Not yet 20, she aimed her weapon at a Nazi officer and shot him to death on a Par ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Russian aid trucks leave; highlight dire needs

    DONETSK, Russia – Hundreds of Russian aid trucks returned home from rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Saturday, highlighting a dire need for long-term ass ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Israeli airstrike collapses Gaza apartment tower

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – Israel bombed an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strik ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • 4 Kochs took genes, money in different directions

    WASHINGTON – They are an outsized force in modern American politics, the best-known brand of the big money era, yet still something of a mystery to th ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Airlines on alert as eruption begins in Iceland

    REYKJAVIK, Iceland – Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano burst forth with a small eruption Saturday under the ice of Europe's largest glacier, scientists sa ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Thousands turn out for rally over chokehold death

    NEW YORK – Thousands of people expressing grief, anger and hope for a better future marched peacefully through Staten Island on Saturday to protest th ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Concert to aid Cary-area woman needing transplants

    A benefit concert is scheduled to help a Cary-area woman preparing to undergo a triple organ transplant.
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 11:11 pm
  • Open house to cover People and Nature Programs

    RINGWOOD – What the glacier left behind will be the topic of an upcoming presentation at Glacial Park.
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Lake in the Hills Summer Sunset 5K set for Friday

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Summer Sunset 5K run and 2-mile walk is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, at Sunset Park at 5200 Miller Road, Lake in the ...
    Aug. 23, 2014 - 11:10 pm
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