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  • Caterpillar beats Street 3Q forecasts

    PEORIA (AP) – Caterpillar’s belt-tightening paid off in the third quarter, as the manufacturer easil ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:30 pm
  • Jobless rate falls in all 12 Illinois metro areas

    CHICAGO (AP) — Unemployment dropped in all of Illinois' metro areas in September. It was the sixth straight month of across-the-board decreases.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • Chicago man indicted in SIU threat case

    EAST ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Chicago man accused of mailing threats of beheadings, bombings and other violence to Southern Illinois University's Carbondale ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • New bridge helping ease Chicago rail congestion

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois state and local officials have dedicated a new railroad bridge in Chicago that is helping untangle the worst choke point in th ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • McHenry County focus on end-of-life care

    MCHENRY (AP) — Sitting in a hospital bed at Centegra Hospital - McHenry, a hospital chaplain walked 84-year-old Teresa Guardi through the different li ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • Grafton gives fish plant 30 days to stop smells

    GRAFTON (AP) — Authorities in southern Illinois have given an Asian carp processing plant 30 days to stop rotten odors or face a shutdown.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • North-central Illinois city to sell rail line

    PERU (AP) – The north-central Illinois city of Peru is selling its more than three mile stretch of r ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Body in river ID’ed as barge worker

    QUINCY (AP) – The Adams County coroner has identified a body pulled from the Mississippi River as a ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Chicago's new Ebola response network gets 1st test

    CHICAGO (AP) – Two travelers from Liberia were taken to hospitals after arriving at O'Hare Internati ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Court-appointed monitor ordered for IDOT hiring

    CHICAGO (AP) – A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a court-appointed monitor to review hiring probl ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Former President Clinton stumps for Quinn, Durbin

    CHICAGO (AP) – Former President Bill Clinton became the latest high-profile Democrat to back the re- ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • Man gets 3 years in battery of woman

    BARRY (AP) – A western Illinois man has been sentenced to 3 years in prison for aggravated battery of a woman with Alzheimer’s disease.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • SIU police probe latest reported sexual assault

    CARBONDALE (AP) – Authorities at Southern Illinois University are investigating the third reported s ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:38 pm
  • State: Jimmy John's founder owes taxes on planes

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A pair of companies owned by the founder of the Jimmy John’s sandwich chain owes ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • 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 - 12:31 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 - 12:32 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
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