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  • More Illinois state workers making over $100,000

    SPRINGFIELD – A published report has found that more than 10 percent of Illinois government employees made more than $100,000 in 2013 – up 1,600 from ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Illinois fair managers fined for free beer tickets

    CHICAGO – Two state fair managers took scores of free beer tickets to use at annual events, violating a ban on accepting gifts, according to a report ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Furor engulfs Chicago’s red-light camera system

    CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration is scrambling to contain a furor over the city’s red-light camera system, which may have ticketed thousa ...
    July 29, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Lollapalooza looms, so do Chicago traffic woes

    CHICAGO – One of the country’s most popular music festival starts in Chicago in a few days and that means traffic headaches for some motorists.
    July 29, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Suspect killed after scuffle with Chicago officer

    CHICAGO – Chicago police say an off-duty officer on his way home from work shot and killed a suspect while trying to stop a suspected break in.
    July 29, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Illinois: Doctor faked pot paperwork

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois regulators say a suburban Chicago doctor misled a 79-year-old patient by issuing a bogus medical marijuana certification for a ...
    July 28, 2014 - 3:13 pm
  • Illinois State University fundraising sets record

    CHICAGO – It's been a banner year for fundraising at Illinois State University.The Normal-based scho ...
    July 28, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Quinn, Rauner budget plans leave questions

    CHICAGO – The Illinois governor candidates have been ridiculing each other's budget plans, with Republican Bruce Rauner accusing Gov. Pat Quinn of lea ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • More Illinois counties could join camera program

    CHICAGO – Half a dozen counties in a central Illinois judicial district could soon join a 2-year-old pilot program that allows cameras in select state ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Police: 1 man charged in Chicago train robbery

    CHICAGO – Police say a 20-year-old man has been charged with boarding a Chicago Transit Authority train, pulling out a gun and robbing passengers of w ...
    July 27, 2014 - 11:25 pm
  • Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

    VILLA PARK, Ill. – Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their e ...
    July 26, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Chicago girl mourned amid new shootings

    FOREST PARK – Mourners said farewell Saturday to an 11-year-old Chicago girl who was killed by a stray bullet during a slumber party, a day after an a ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Men charged in alleged theft of used cooking oil

    BELLEVILLE – Three men have been charged with felonies in southwest Illinois for what police say was the theft of 10,000 gallons of used cooking oil.
    July 26, 2014 - 10:38 pm
  • Display honors all military branches

    BLOOMINGTON – A 25-foot tall flag pole flying a 5-by-8-foot Stars and Stripes at an east-side business was a step up from the small flag that used to ...
    July 26, 2014 - 10:39 pm
  • Illinois State board picks new chairman

    NORMAL– Illinois State University's trustees have elected a veteran board member as their new chairman.
    July 26, 2014 - 10:38 pm
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