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  • First medical marijuana tally expected next week

    CHICAGO – Illinois officials say they expect to get the first indications next week of how many patients are applying for special ID cards allowing th ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • School starts in Chicago with more safety guards

    CHICAGO – School opened in Chicago on Tuesday, with children and parents making their way past security guards whose bright neon vests served as a rem ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Gubernatorial candidates discuss jobs, veterans

    CHICAGO – The candidates for Illinois governor kicked off the post-Labor Day campaign season Tuesday, with Gov. Pat Quinn publicizing his efforts to l ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Ill. prisons are dealing with backup power issues

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Department of Corrections officials have asked the state’s correctional facilities to retest emergency power equipment after an ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:32 pm
  • Climatologist says August warmed up in Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN – The Illinois state climatologist says that after a cooler-than-usual July the summer finally turned warmer in August. And the season has b ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • Illinois prisons struggle with backup power issues

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Department of Corrections officials are investigating a prison power outage to decide whether the state's correctional faciliti ...
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Illinois starts accepting medical marijuana requests

    CHICAGO – Thousands of patients in Illinois will be able to apply for special ID cards allowing them to use medical marijuana under a new state law.
    Sept. 2, 2014 - 9:10 am
  • Patients to start applying for marijuana

    SPRINGFIELD – One unanswered question about a new state law legalizing medical marijuana is just how many Illinois residents will actually ask for per ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Illinois to spend another $102M on high-speed rail

    CHICAGO – The state of Illinois will spent $102 million to build a bridge over the Kankakee River along with other improvements as part of high-speed ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • Beyond governor race, big stakes in Illinois vote

    CHICAGO – Anyone in Illinois who’s turned on a television in recent weeks knows the race for governor is shaping up as a no-holds-barred, no-expenses- ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 9:54 pm
  • US Rep. Duckworth announces she's pregnant

    CHICAGO – U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth says she's pregnant and expecting a baby girl in early December.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • Man brings two military flares to Illinois sheriff

    MURPHYSBORO – Authorities in southern Illinois moved jail inmates and evacuated a restaurant after a man came to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office w ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Road in Mokena named for soldier killed in Afghanistan

    MOKENA – Part of a road southwest of Chicago has been named after a soldier killed in Afghanistan earlier this year.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Newborn baby found alive inside Illinois trash bin

    JACKSONVILLE – Police said a newborn baby found alive inside a trash bin in the central Illinois community of Jacksonville is in good condition.
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:15 pm
  • Quinn to live on minimum wage for a week

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn, who has made his push to raise the state’s minimum wage a key component of his re-election campaign, said Sunday he will liv ...
    Aug. 31, 2014 - 11:15 pm
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