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  • Illinois medical marijuana patients now number 2,600

    CHICAGO (AP) – With the number of Illinois medical marijuana patients inching slowly upward to 2,600 ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • More cars expected on Illinois Tollway this July Fourth

    DOWNERS GROVE (AP) – The Illinois Tollway in the northern part of the state will be more crowded thi ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Central Illinois deputies get life-saving overdose kits

    DECATUR (AP) – Sheriff’s deputies in Macon County in central Illinois are learning to save lives by ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Alton relocates holiday fireworks launch site after flooding

    ALTON (AP) – Flooding on the Mississippi River has forced Alton city officials to find another launc ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Former Illinois treasurer employees sue over firings

    CHICAGO (AP) – Three former state employees allege in a lawsuit filed Wednesday that then-Treasurer ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Chicago's incremental minimum wage increase takes effect

    CHICAGO (AP) — Minimum wage earners in Chicago will see a $1.75 hourly bump.A city law raising the m ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Illinois reminds commercial drivers about new license rules

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois state officials wants to remind commercial motor vehicle operators start ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:43 pm
  • Central Illinois man withdraws permit application for zoo

    ARTHUR (AP) – A central Illinois man has pulled his request for a special-use permit to build a zoo ...
    July 1, 2015 - 9:40 pm
  • Former Illinois treasurer employees sue over firings

    CHICAGO (AP) — Three ex-state employees who claim former Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them last year in retaliation for providing damaging ...
    July 1, 2015 - 1:48 pm
  • Budget impasse shuts down program for troubled youths

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A spokesman for the Illinois National Guard says about 90 staffers of the Lincoln's Challenge program for troubled youth have been ...
    July 1, 2015 - 1:48 pm
  • Governor vetoes pay raises for state lawmakers

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has struck down cost-of-living salary increases for lawmakers as Illinois begins a fiscal year without an approve ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Rockford police to start using stun guns again after 6 years

    ROCKFORD (AP) — The Rockford Police Department says that electronic stun guns are returning after a six-year absence.
    July 1, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Rauner borrows from special state funds to manage cash flow

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has borrowed $454 million from special state funds to help manage cash flow as Illinois begins a new fiscal year ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:14 am
  • Rauner budget chief: Dems' spending plan 'unconstitutional'

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget director says a one-month spending plan proposed by Democrats is "unconstitutional" because i ...
    July 1, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Senate advances 1-month budget; Rauner likely to oppose

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois Senate has advanced a one-month spending plan that Democrats say will allow critical services to continue as Illinois ...
    July 1, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana patients now number 2,600

    CHICAGO (AP) — With the number of Illinois medical marijuana patients inching slowly upward to 2,600 on Wednesday, the state's licensed growers are fi ...
    July 1, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • Illinois to take new suggestions for marijuana disease list

    CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois residents who want to add specific diseases to the state’s medical marijuana ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Democrats propose 1-month budget; Rauner ready to nix it

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner appeared ready Tuesday to reject a Democrat ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Decatur police, NAACP form response team

    DECATUR (AP) – The Decatur Police Department and the local branch of the NAACP say they’ve put toget ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:04 pm
  • Firm gives $10 million to new U of Illinois med school

    URBANA (AP) – A Chicago-based financial firm is giving the University of Illinois $10 million to pay ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:03 pm
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