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  • Gov. Quinn vetoes bill increasing speed limit

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation aimed at increasing the speed limit from 65 to 70 miles per hour on interstate highways around Illinoi ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Quinn signs pregnancy discrimination measure

    CHICAGO – New guidelines aimed at preventing workplace discrimination against pregnant women were signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn this week, a move ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Quinn: State agencies must follow hiring rules

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn deflected blame for state hiring problems Tuesday, saying agencies must follow anti-patronage hiring rules – even when th ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Judges blast Indiana, Wisconsin gay marriage bans

    CHICAGO – Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee com ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Chicago police issue alert for kidnapping suspect

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Police Department has issued a community alert after an 11-year-old girl who escaped a kidnapping attempt reported seeing anothe ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • Illinois seeks medical marijuana board nominees

    CHICAGO (AP) — The new medical marijuana program in Illinois is looking for health professionals and patients to serve on an advisory board.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 7:32 am
  • Fire officials: Man pulled from Lake Michigan

    EVANSTON – Evanston fire authorities say an elderly man has been pulled from Lake Michigan in critical condition.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Chicago police shoot, kill 2 Sunday night

    CHICAGO – Chicago police officers shot and killed two armed men in separate incidents on Sunday night on the city’s South Side, the department said.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Police: Mortar round caused deadly plant blast

    GRANITE CITY – A mortar round exploded Monday at a suburban St. Louis metal recycling plant that does business with the military, killing two people.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Mediation fails to settle Galesburg teacher strike

    GALESBURG – Thousands of students are staying home again in Galesburg as a weekend mediation session between a teachers union and the board of educati ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Chief justice talks to incoming law students

    CHAMPAIGN – The Illinois Supreme Court’s chief judge is among the justices touring the state’s nine law schools to talk about and administer a pledge ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Rockford Police plan for 290 officers by January

    ROCKFORD – The Rockford Police Department plans to hire about 30 new officers by January to round out a force of 290 officers.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Quinn vetoes state ridesharing regulations

    CHICAGO – Taxicab companies and others seeking statewide regulation of the emerging ridesharing industry pushed for a legislative override Monday afte ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Biden, Christie in Illinois for governor’s race

    CHICAGO – The closely watched race for Illinois governor got a high-profile boost Monday with Vice President Joe Biden fundraising for Gov. Pat Quinn ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Quinn vetoes Illinois ridesharing regulations

    CHICAGO – A taxicab industry spokeswoman says Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation that would've given customers some protection in the emer ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 10:34 am
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