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  • County, state fairs cut back harness racing in Illinois

    DUQUOIN (AP) – The decline of harness racing in Illinois continues as several county fairs and both ...
    July 30, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Springfield's historic sites see decline in visitors

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Despite an increase in tourism across Illinois last year, most of the historic si ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:58 pm
  • Illinois' health law co-op loses nearly $18 million

    CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois’ only nonprofit health insurance co-op has struggled with low enrollment and ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Greyhound service comes to NIU

    DEKALB (AP) – A new Greyhound route means Northern Illinois University in DeKalb now has service fro ...
    July 30, 2015 - 9:06 pm
  • Peoria moves to ban medical marijuana for county workers

    PEORIA (AP) — One central Illinois county is a step closer to keeping its ban on employee use of marijuana, including for medicinal purposes.
    July 29, 2015 - 1:46 pm
  • Rauner signs bill to allow hiring preference for veterans

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Private employers in Illinois can now give preference to veterans when hiring new workers.
    July 29, 2015 - 1:45 pm
  • New, larger VA clinic to open next month in Freeport

    FREEPORT (AP) — Freeport's new Veterans Affairs clinic will open at the end of next month.The (Freep ...
    July 29, 2015 - 1:44 pm
  • Web application created to help teach new language

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) — Two years ago, Thomas Reese was a University of Illinois student learning Chinese. He figured there had to be a more effective way to ...
    July 29, 2015 - 1:42 pm
  • Chicago aldermen vote to ban gun-like cellphone cases

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago City Council has voted to outlaw cellphone cases made to look like real guns.
    July 29, 2015 - 1:41 pm
  • Rauner praises House vote to block lawmaker pay raise

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Members of the Illinois House voted Tuesday to block a pay raise for themselves a ...
    July 28, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Meningitis vaccine required for some Illinois students

    MARION (AP) – Starting this school year, students entering grades six and 12 in Illinois will need t ...
    July 28, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Mumps outbreak centered at U of Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – More than two-thirds of the state’s 73 known cases of mumps are in Champaign County ...
    July 28, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Shooting victim's father wins records from Carbondale police

    CARBONDALE (AP) — Another Illinois law enforcement agency has been found to have violated state public records laws by not releasing investigative rec ...
    July 28, 2015 - 12:04 pm
  • Farm Aid to mark 30th anniversary with concert in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Farm Aid will have a 30th-anniversary concert featuring Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews in Chicago.
    July 28, 2015 - 10:47 am
  • Meningitis vaccine required for some Illinois students

    MARION (AP) — Starting this school year, students entering grades six and 12 in Illinois will need to have had a vaccine to prevent meningitis.
    July 28, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • Gov. Rauner halts payment of video gambling profits

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's office says the state doesn't have the authority to distribute video gambling profits to municip ...
    July 28, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • Reward offered for missing endangered Illinois turtle

    DEKALB (AP) — A local attorney is offering a $250 reward for a male Blanding's turtle that scientists with Northern Illinois University have been trac ...
    July 28, 2015 - 10:28 am
  • Flooding dampens summer recreation along Illinois River

    PEORIA (AP) — Flooding along the Illinois River that has prompted National Weather Service warnings and closed the waterway to boaters for weeks this ...
    July 28, 2015 - 10:27 am
  • Mitsubishi, UAW to work together on buyer for Illinois plant

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – Mitsubishi Motors and the United Auto Workers said Monday that they will work toget ...
    July 28, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Report: Illinois retirees contacted about working if strike

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has been contacting retired state emp ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:55 pm
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