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  • Illinois schools report has host of new features

    CHICAGO (AP) – The yearly report card on Illinois schools released Friday contains a host of new features and benchmarks, including one showing more t ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • First lady to campaign in Moline for Quinn, Durbin

    MOLINE (AP) – First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to be in western Illinois this weekend to campa ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Rauner says women will decide close battle

    CHICAGO (AP) – Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says women will decide the close race ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Quinn campaign to focus on ‘sporadic’ voters

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Key campaign strategists for Gov. Pat Quinn say they’re focusing on turnout by “s ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Social issues take backseat in governor's race

    CHICAGO (AP) – Normally hot-button social issues like gay marriage and abortion rights have remained ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 9:38 pm
  • Quinn campaign to focus on 'sporadic' voters

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Key campaign strategists for Gov. Pat Quinn say they're focusing on turnout by "sporadic" Democratic voters in the final days befor ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • Social issues take backseat in governor's race

    CHICAGO (AP) — Normally hot-button social issues like gay marriage and abortion rights have sat on the backburner for much of the governor's race, wit ...
    Oct. 30, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • Experts offer tips for dental health, donating treats

    DeKALB – The candy cavalcade starts at Patty Ihm’s house well before Halloween. Candy begins to accu ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Dozens accused in Illinois, Indiana bank fraud

    CHICAGO (AP) — Twenty-nine suspects in Illinois and Indiana are accused in a bank fraud scam that federal authorities allege has links to Chicago's So ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • 3 lanes of Addams Tollway opening

    DOWNERS GROVE (AP) — The Illinois Tollway is opening three lanes of roadway in each direction between Rockford and Elgin as part of a $2.5 billion reb ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 12:06 pm
  • Illinois' U.S. Senate candidates set for last debate

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois candidates for U.S. Senate are set for their final televised debate ahead of next week's election.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • Amtrak seeks solutions to Chicago rail congestion

    CHICAGO (AP) — Amtrak is setting up a panel of experts to find solutions to Chicago's rail gridlock.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • Iowa man charged in $2.7M Illinois fraud case

    ROCK ISLAND (AP) — Federal authorities say an Iowa man has been charged with defrauding his former employer in Illinois of at least $2.7 million.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • Chicago preparing for worse winter than last year

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Streets and Sanitation Department says it will be ready for winter whether conditions are harsh or normal.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 12:05 pm
  • Police union asks judge to stop release of files

    CHICAGO (AP) — The union that represents Chicago police wants a judge to stop the city from releasing files that detail officer misconduct until the r ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 12:06 pm
  • Quinn touts job news ahead of governor election

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – Illinois this week received a three-part dose of news about new jobs and economic e ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 10:44 pm
  • Teen charged with murder in shooting in Will County

    LOCKPORT TOWNSHIP (AP) – Will County authorities have charged a 16-year-old boy with murder in the fatal drive-by shooting of another 16-year-old.
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 10:50 pm
  • Farmer helps developing countries

    ST. ELMO (AP) – Gary Berg’s experience with soybeans has taken him far beyond his farm in St. Elmo.B ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 7:34 pm
  • Chicago set to host U.S.-China agriculture meeting in December

    CHICAGO (AP) – Chinese government officials are coming to Chicago to discuss major agricultural trad ...
    Oct. 28, 2014 - 7:34 pm
  • Farmer: Technology ‘makes life for me easier’

    GRANVILLE (AP) – Ever since Luke Holly of Granville got his latest farm equipment, he has been using the new technology that came along with it.
    Oct. 27, 2014 - 11:20 pm
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