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  • Court-appointed monitor ordered for IDOT hiring

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a court-appointed monitor to review hiring problems at Gov. Pat Quinn's Department of Transportati ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • Mount Vernon man gets 40 years for beating, stabbing grandmother to death

    MOUNT VERNON — A southern Illinois has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after admitting his role in the beating and stabbing death of his 84-year- ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:19 am
  • Chicago's new Ebola response network gets 1st test

    CHICAGO — A child traveling from Liberia to O'Hare International Airport in Chicago will be tested for Ebola "out of an abundance of caution" in what ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:57 pm
  • Waukegan public school students out another day

    WAUKEGAN — Waukegan Public Schools students will be out of class another day as negotiations between the district and the teachers union continue.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 9:09 am
  • DeKalb Police: Reported attack that caused school lockdowns did not occur

    DeKALB — Police have determined an attack reported near DeKalb High School about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday did not occur.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:43 am
  • Joliet adopts ‘Cupcake Law’

    JOLIET – Poticas and other treats were offered up to Joliet City Council members Tuesday night – but not as a bribe, home bakers joked – when the city ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Illinois' top educator: Funding problems to remain

    PEORIA – The Illinois state superintendent of schools said the outcome of the governor’s race won’t make a difference for the state’s education fundin ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:12 am
  • Illinois Democrats love seeing minimum wage on the ballot

    CHICAGO – As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas and ot ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:11 am
  • Springfield VA clinic grapples with short staffing

    SPRINGFIELD – The overseer of federal outpatient clinics for veterans in central Illinois said sudden short staffing at the Springfield site is posing ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Report: Chicago Tribune to buy Sun-Times' suburban papers

    Chicago media blogger Robert Feder reported Tuesday that Tribune Publishing is poised to buy Sun-Times Media’s suburban daily and weekly papers from W ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Scheme to smuggle marijuana into Cook County jail in sandwiches uncovered

    CHICAGO — A Cook County Jail guard, a Chicago police dispatcher and three inmates have been charged in what federal authorities say was a scheme to st ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:54 pm
  • Southern Illinois University police probe 3rd sexual assault report

    CARBONDALE — Authorities at Southern Illinois University are investigating the third reported sexual assault on the Carbondale campus in about a month ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • Bill Clinton stumps for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

    CHICAGO – Former President Bill Clinton became the latest high-profile Democrat to back the re-election bids of Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durb ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Illinois High School Association sharing videos on IHSA YouTube page

    BLOOMINGTON (AP) — The Illinois High School Association will start posting full-length video of past state tournament events on YouTube in the coming ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 2:07 pm
  • Bement bus driver charged with sexually abusing teen

    BEMENT (AP) — Central Illinois authorities have charged a former school bus driver and assistant high school cheerleading sponsor who they say sexuall ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:58 am
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