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  • 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 - 2:08 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
  • Champaign, University of Illinois police warn of robberies after campus attacks

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Champaign and University of Illinois police are urging people to travel in pairs following a string of attacks on campus.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 10:29 am
  • USDA: Illinois corn, soybean harvests slogs along

    SPRINGFIELD — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn and soybean harvests in Illinois are limping along.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:56 am
  • Bradley man has chance to gut alligators

    BRADLEY (AP) — A recent advertisement in a specialty publication for trappers probably wouldn't catch just any reader's eye. But it fascinated Rendal ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:48 am
  • 5 Illinois school districts testing emergency response system

    QUINCY (AP) — Five school districts in Illinois are testing an emergency response system that gives first responders instant access to information suc ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:24 am
  • Former county treasurer gets 4 years in theft case

    ALEDO – The former treasurer of western Illinois’ Mercer County has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing $13,000 from his county’s E911 ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:09 am
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