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  • Illinois' top educator: Funding problems to remain

    PEORIA (AP) — The Illinois state superintendent of schools says the outcome of the governor's race won't make a difference for the state's education f ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Barry man gets 3 years in battery of woman

    BARRY (AP) — A western Illinois man has been sentenced to three years in prison for aggravated battery of a woman with Alzheimer's disease.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Illinois Cub Scouts burned in chemical explosion

    RAYMOND (AP) — Three Cub Scouts and their adult leader have been injured after an experiment caused a chemical explosion in Montgomery County.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Ill. National Guard recruiter makes contest final

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An Illinois National Guard recruiter made it to the final round of Ms. Veteran America 2014.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:33 pm
  • Ratings released on northern Illinois judges

    CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois group is releasing ratings of nearly 70 judges seeking retention or running in contested races in November.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Services set for couple killed in house explosion

    INA (AP) — Services are set for an elderly couple killed in a house explosion in the southern Illinois town of Ina.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:35 pm
  • Bill Clinton to campaign for Quinn Tuesday

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to stop at a Chicago manufacturing plant to campaign for Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:36 pm
  • Planetariums offer safe view of partial eclipse

    CHICAGO (AP) — People wanting to safely catch a glimpse of the upcoming partial solar eclipse will get their opportunity at events hosted by two Illin ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:36 pm
  • Ex-Belvidere teacher gets 4 years for sex assault

    BELVIDERE (AP) — A former northern Illinois teacher has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a 17-year- ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Mail carrier to keep working after lottery win

    CHICAGO (AP) — A mail carrier who scratched off a winning $2.28 million Illinois Lottery ticket says he plans to keep working until he retires in five ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • USDA: Illinois corn, soybean harvests slogs along

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn and soybean harvests in Illinois are limping along.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Bement bus driver charged with teen sex abuse

    BEMENT (AP) — Central Illinois authorities have charged a former school bus driver and assistant high school cheerleading sponsor who they say sexuall ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • University of Illinois could be at turning point

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – The University of Illinois Board of Trustees finds itself at a potential turning po ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:02 pm
  • Families of black grads visit college

    EUREKA (AP) – Willie Sue Smith Stewart’s connection to Eureka started well before she came for colle ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 9:02 pm
  • Early voting begins in Illinois

    CHICAGO (AP) — Early voting is underway in Illinois. People can cast their ballots through Nov. 2 at ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:46 am
  • Central Illinois teens to serve as election judges

    MONTICELLO (AP) — Although many high school students in central Illinois aren't legally allowed to vote yet, dozens will serve as election judges at t ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:15 am
  • Police: Chicago woman killed by stray bullet

    CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County authorities say an 18-year-old woman has died after being shot by a stray bullet while sitting in a Chicago apartment.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:15 am
  • Chicago man charged with battery of 13-year-old

    CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities have charged a Chicago man who they say whipped a 13-year-old relative with an electric cord after he was sent home for not ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:15 am
  • Next Illinois governor debate: Things to Watch

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner are gearing up for their third and likely final televised debate Monday, ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:15 am
  • Obama calls Quinn supporters to action

    CHICAGO (AP) – President Barack Obama returned to his hometown Sunday in a bid to whip up support for Gov. Pat Quinn, as Democrats fight to hold contr ...
    Oct. 19, 2014 - 9:48 pm

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