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  • Champaign theater cancels pair of Bill Cosby shows

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) — Bill Cosby's two shows next April at a theater in Champaign have been canceled in the wake of allegations the famed comedian sexually ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • Rauner wants quick ruling on pension law appeal

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner says he wants the Illinois Supreme Court to rule "as soon as possible" on whether a landmark pension o ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • Illinois prepares for Obama's immigration action

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois has one of the nation's largest immigrant populations and some of the most immigrant-friendly policies. But the state's influe ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • State to refund retiree health care money

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The state will refund money to about 75,000 state retirees who've been paying a portion of their pensions for health insurance over ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • Rock Island Arsenal loses 1,083 jobs in two years

    ROCK ISLAND (AP) — More than 1,000 jobs at the Rock Island Arsenal have been lost over the past two years due to cutbacks in defense spending.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • 140 frozen turkeys stolen from Illinois market

    WATERLOO (AP) — Police in southern Illinois are investigating after 140 frozen turkeys were stolen from a locked refrigerated trailer outside a meat m ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • CTA approves 2015 budget with no fare increases

    CHICAGO (AP) — There are no fare increases in the budget that the Chicago Transit Authority board has approved for next year.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Rauner wants hiring freeze; other issues on hold

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner called on Gov. Pat Quinn to freeze hiring in the final we ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Rockford installs 30-foot blue spruce for holidays

    ROCKFORD (AP) — Volunteers are getting ready to decorate a huge blue spruce installed in downtown Ro ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • U.S. Rep. gives birth to baby girl

    CHICAGO (AP) – U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth has given birth to a girl.A Thursday statement from the sub ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 10:03 pm
  • Judge hears arguments for, against pension law

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A Sangamon County judge says he’ll rule Friday on the constitutionality of Illino ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Private-sector hiring slows in Illinois

    CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois’ unemployment rate held steady at 6.6 percent in October as private-sector h ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 10:03 pm
  • Program helps single parents

    GALESBURG (AP) – Rebecca Williams was roughly 10 years clean and sober when her life changed.“It was ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 10:01 pm
  • Historic barn to become community center

    EUREKA (AP) – At a glance, the old Davidson barn looks like a ruin. A spacious shed recalling a form ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 9:56 pm
  • Woman found fit for trial

    SYCAMORE – The mother of John B. Hawks wiped tears from her eyes Wednesday morning as she watched her one-time friend formally deny she murdered the 1 ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Bond not reduced in arson case

    ROCK ISLAND (AP) – A Rock Island County judge has denied a lower bond for a man accused of setting a ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • University of Illinois names Killeen as president

    CHICAGO (AP) – The University of Illinois system has hired a new president with an extensive scienti ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:31 pm
  • Senate panel advances plan for $11 minimum wage by 2017

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – An Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a revamped proposal that would ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:32 pm
  • Central Illinois county turns away oil drilling

    BLOOMINGTON (AP) — The McLean County Board has voted not to allow a Pennsylvania oil company to drill in central Illinois over fears an aquifer could ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:09 am
  • Rockford to borrow $12.3M for new sports complex

    ROCKFORD (AP) — The city of Rockford wants to borrow $12.3 million to help develop an indoor sports complex.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:09 am
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