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  • GOP lawmaker objects to 9-0 vote for Obama library

    CHICAGO – At least one Republican lawmaker says he’s filing a protest after an Illinois House committee recorded a 9-0 vote to commit $100 million to ...
    NEW: April 18, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Democrats: Illinois schools could face major cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – Most of Illinois’ 860 school districts would see cuts in funding if the state’s temporary tax increase is rolled back as scheduled, acco ...
    NEW: April 18, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • McHenry County farmers wait for warm weather

    Farmers across McHenry County have their tillers and tractors ready, as they wait for warm and dry enough conditions to begin planting crops and put b ...
    NEW: April 18, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Little-known Democrat tries to unseat Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

    MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Bur ...
    UPDATED: April 18, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Spike in mumps cases reported across Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Public health officials are investigating a sharp increase in the number of mumps cases recorded in central Illinois.
    April 18, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Illinois' mining-oversight official fired

    ST. LOUIS – A top administrator with the Illinois state agency that regulates coal mining and other energy interests has been fired, becoming the late ...
    April 18, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • Investigator wants tougher legislative ethics laws

    SPRINGFIELD – Job recommendations and university application referrals from Illinois lawmakers should be tracked and publicized after clout-related sc ...
    April 18, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Chinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian plane

    PERTH, Australia – A robotic submarine has finished its sixth trip to the bottom of the Indian Ocean in the hunt for wreckage from the missing Malaysi ...
    April 18, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

    WASHINGTON – Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton’s White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they ...
    April 18, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Captain of sunken South Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

    MOKPO, South Korea – The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspici ...
    April 18, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine – Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, desp ...
    April 18, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

    KATMANDU, Nepal – An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing ...
    April 18, 2014 - 10:51 pm
  • Union allows alternative travel for disabled residents

    UNION – Under pressure from federal disability attorneys, the Union Village Board recently allowed disabled residents to ride all-terrain vehicles alo ...
    UPDATED: April 18, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Pensive pope at Good Friday Colosseum procession

    ROME – Desperate migrants, suicidal failed business owners, battered women, torture victims and all people suffering in the world were remembered at a ...
    April 18, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • U of I names presidential search committee

    URBANA – University of Illinois trustees have named a 19-member search committee to look for President Robert Easter's replacement.
    April 18, 2014 - 4:23 pm
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