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  • Backlash against school dress codes

    EVANSTON – They’re called leggings – popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.
    April 16, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Illinois strip club tax brings in less revenue than expected

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois officials say a strip club tax has generated less than 40 percent of the money that was expected when the surcharge was approve ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

    CHICAGO – Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has banked more than $6 million for his 2014 re-election campaign.
    April 16, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Kirk will campaign for Oberweis in Senate race

    QUINCY – U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he’ll now campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, weeks after saying he wouldn’t actively campai ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Topinka reports $125,000 in Illinois income

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka reported $125,000 in income last year and paid about $20,000 in state and federal taxes.
    April 16, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • Inmate charged in Rockford lawyer's 2008 death

    ROCKFORD – Murder charges were announced Wednesday against the one-time client of a Rockford attorney who was fatally shot while clearing snow from hi ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working ...
    April 16, 2014 - 5:02 pm
  • First bids for Huntley High School expansion under budget

    HUNTLEY – The initial set of construction bids on the long-awaited expansion to Huntley High School, totaling $15.12 million, have come in slightly un ...
    April 16, 2014 - 5:04 pm
  • District 12 business club tallies up awards

    JOHNSBURG – Sitting down for an interview would have been a terrifying thing for Nick Pease a couple of years ago.
    April 16, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • Sorenson found guilty of armed robbery

    WOODSTOCK – After an hour of deliberation, jurors Wednesday returned a guilty verdict for a 2012 armed robbery.
    April 17, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • Lake in the Hills American Legion to hold fish fry

    LAKE IN THE HILLS – The Sons of the American Post 1231 have scheduled a fish fry for Friday.Cost for ...
    April 16, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • Lake Shore Drive reopened after suspicious package

    CHICAGO (AP) — Police investigating a suspicious package on Chicago's famed Lake Shore Drive have reopened the roadway.
    April 16, 2014 - 3:44 pm
  • Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    BOSTON (AP) — Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpac ...
    April 16, 2014 - 3:40 pm
  • Obama, Biden to announce $600M for job grants

    OAKDALE, Pa. (AP) — Striving to show action on jobs, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are trumpeting $600 million in new competitiv ...
    April 16, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law.
    April 16, 2014 - 3:33 pm
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