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  • Quinn departs office without final statement

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Former Gov. Pat Quinn left office in a tumult: dozens of clemencies, laws and executive orders signed.
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 1:15 am
  • Quinn leaves office without penning final statement

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Former Gov. Pat Quinn worked right up until his successor was sworn into office last week.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 1:52 pm
  • Illinois jobless rate falls to 6.2 percent, lowest since '08

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' unemployment rate fell in December to 6.2 percent. That's the lowest it has been in almost seven years and represents the nin ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 1:50 pm
  • McDonald's earnings fall; changes afoot to woo customers

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's isn't lovin' it, and it's going to do something about it. The world's l ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Deere to lay off more than 1,000 workers in Iowa, Illinois

    Deere will lay off about 910 workers indefinitely from factories mostly in Iowa and sideline another 500 employees in Illinois until late summer, as t ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 9:38 am
  • Officials to build new office near Chicago's United Center

    CHICAGO (AP) — Officials in Chicago have announced the construction of a new office building for the Bulls and Blackhawks near the United Center.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 9:29 am
  • Colors, graphics might be added to Tollway signs

    DOWNERS GROVE (AP) — The Illinois Tollway will begin testing multiple-color messaging signs including pictures this year.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:08 am
  • Enrollment climbs for health care law

    CHICAGO (AP) – Nearly 287,000 Illinois residents have signed up for private coverage under President ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Report details findings of 2013 Chicago school closures

    CHICAGO (AP) – A report says most of the 12,000 students displaced when Chicago Public Schools close ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Rauner has investment adviser, not blind trust

    CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner, perhaps the wealthiest officeholder in Illinois history, said just ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Rauner previews 1st-year priorities: Cut taxes, Medicaid

    CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday began laying out priorities for his first year ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 9:55 pm
  • Education board wants $730M more pre-K-12 funding

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – With a new chairman at its helm, the Illinois State Board of Education Wednesday ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 9:41 pm
  • Economy gets boost this month

    SYCAMORE – In the past few weeks, Gabriela Careajal has gone from barely being able to afford to dri ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 9:13 pm
  • Machesney Park hat collection ‘one of a kind’

    MACHESNEY PARK – Bill Taylor was operating forklifts in an alley when he first got the idea.“I used ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:58 pm
  • Aniston dazzles, even if she won’t get an Oscar for ‘Cake’

    A comedy that barely flirts with funny and a grim weeper that never quite raises a tear, “Cake” has ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:18 pm
  • Lawmaker altering school funding formula overhaul

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Democrat sponsoring a contentious plan to overhaul the state’s nearly 20-year ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 10:16 pm
  • US Steel says its closing Illinois plant, laying off 176

    GRANITE CITY (AP) — U.S. Steel says it is closing its plant in southern Illinois and laying off 176 workers.
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Cook County judge OKs first use of cameras at criminal trial

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County judge has approved the first use of cameras inside a county criminal co ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • Illinois hiring freeze began month before Rauner took office

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's state-government hiring freeze apparently began the month before he took office, under his predecess ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Lawyers contesting Illinois pension law seek extension

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Lawyers contesting the Illinois law that overhauls a state pension program that is $111 billion in debt are asking the state Suprem ...
    Jan. 21, 2015 - 3:47 pm

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