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  • State lawmaker: Concealed carry law 'complicated'

    SPRINGFIELD — A state senator said the law he helped push through that allows Illinois residents to carry concealed weapons is too tough on gun owners ...
    NEW: July 23, 2014 - 3:18 pm
  • Quinn signs legislation to combat flooding

    OAK LAWN — Gov. Pat Quinn has approved legislation aimed at tackling flooding around Illinois and protecting drinking water.
    NEW: July 23, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  • Emails raise questions of politics in 2010 program

    CHICAGO — Emails turned over to a legislative panel have raised questions about the role of politics in Gov. Pat Quinn's defunct anti-violence program ...
    NEW: July 23, 2014 - 2:47 pm
  • Illinois man retried, found not guilty in slaying

    CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who was granted a new trial for a slaying he was convicted of nearly two decades ago has been acquitted and set ...
    July 23, 2014 - 2:14 pm
  • Illinois patients to docs: 'What about marijuana?'

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois doctors, nursing homes, hospitals and hospice organizations are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state's new me ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:40 pm
  • U of I trustees consider increasing arena budget

    CHICAGO (AP) — When University of Illinois trustees meet in Chicago they will consider adding $4.5 million to the budget for the renovation of the Sta ...
    July 23, 2014 - 12:36 pm
  • Chicago to add noise monitors near O'Hare airport

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago plans to install eight new airport noise monitors in neighborhoods near O'Hare International Airport.
    July 23, 2014 - 7:53 am
  • Ex-school janitor accused of assaulting students

    CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago Public Schools janitor is accused of raping one student and fondling another while working at a South Side high school ...
    July 23, 2014 - 7:52 am
  • Lawyers: Factor court decision into Illinois pensions case

    SPRINGFIELD – Lawyers representing state retiree groups said Tuesday they aim to use a recent Supreme Court decision on health care benefits in an eff ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Report: More Illinois children living in poverty

    CHICAGO – The number of Illinois children living in areas of high poverty has increased by about a third since 2000, according to a report released Tu ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Coroner: 2 men drowned in Naperville quarry crash

    WHEATON – The DuPage County coroner says drowning is the preliminary cause of death for two men killed when a car plunged into a water-filled quarry.
    July 22, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Quinn: Landfill's PCB approval may be withdrawn

    CHAMPAIGN – Gov. Pat Quinn believes the state of Illinois may be able to withdraw its approval of a plan to store toxic waste in a central Illinois la ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday intended to create jobs and help repair and improve Illin ...
    July 22, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Rockford man charged in second killing

    ROCKFORD (AP) — A man accused of killing a high school friend was charged Tuesday in a second northern Illinois killing.
    July 22, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Illinois insurance subsidies in place for now

    CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say Illinois health insurance customers shouldn't feel any immediate effect of a federal appeals court panel's ruling as a co ...
    July 22, 2014 - 3:13 pm
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