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  • Illinois man dies in tractor accident

    EFFINGHAM – A south-central Illinois man has died after a tractor he was driving flipped onto him.Th ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Review shows improved finances at University of Illinois

    URBANA – The University of Illinois has brought in about $300 million a year more than it has spent since 2010 but has put off more than a billion dol ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Illinois House orders new audit of anti-violence funds

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers are seeking a new audit of anti-violence spending under Gov. Pat Quinn after a review in February found “pervasive” m ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • GOP's Rauner raised $9M in first quarter of 2014

    CHICAGO – Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner said he raised more than $9 million in the first three months of the year.
    April 15, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Chicago-only casino option faces criticism, opposition

    SPRINGIFELD – An Illinois lawmaker’s proposal to expand gambling in Chicago, but not the rest of the state, will be the focus of a day of hearings tha ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:46 pm
  • Chicago-only casino option at issue in hearing

    SPRINGIFELD, Ill. (AP) — The option of expanding Illinois gambling only in Chicago will be a central issue during an all-day hearing on legislation.
    April 15, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • Cemetery workers endured brutal winter

    CHAMPAIGN — When a blizzard shut down schools, government agencies and businesses across the state on Jan. 6, Patrick Lewis and two assistants were on ...
    April 15, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Experts: winter ice, winds damaged Illinois trees

    DECATUR — This year's particularly nasty winter has taken its toll on trees across Illinois.Tree tri ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • Peoria school district lays off 200 workers

    PEORIA — Peoria's school board has voted to lay off nearly 200 employees — mostly full- and part-time teachers.
    April 15, 2014 - 8:08 am
  • Ill. House panel plans daylong gambling hearing

    CHICAGO — An Illinois House committee is planning a daylong hearing on gambling expansion in the state.
    April 15, 2014 - 2:43 pm
  • 13-year-old accused of bringing to gun school

    AURORA — An 8th grader at a suburban Chicago middle school was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon after a loaded handgun was found insid ...
    April 15, 2014 - 8:07 am
  • Quinn tour highlights questions of taxes

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn’s tour of the state to push his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers quickly turned political Monday as both he and ...
    April 14, 2014 - 10:24 pm
  • Illinois gas station owners oppose fuel tax hike

    SPRINGFIELD – Increasing fuel taxes to pay for Illinois road construction will hurt businesses – and hit consumers at the pump, gas station owners sai ...
    April 14, 2014 - 10:15 pm
  • Daley nephew released from McHenry County jail

    WOODSTOCK – A nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has been released from jail after serving a 60-day sentence.
    April 14, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Steely Dan to play Illinois State Fair

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Grammy Award-winning rock band Steely Dan will play this year's Illinois State Fair.
    April 14, 2014 - 4:39 pm
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