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Hearing on school funding formula set for Nov. 18

CHICAGO | The head of a key House education committee says a hearing on a proposed overhaul of Illinois' dated school funding formula is sched…

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Libertarian gets union cash in governor's race

Libertarian gets union cash in governor's race

CHICAGO | A labor union that endorsed Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's re-election campaign in Illinois has donated money to an unlikely source — t…

October 29, 2014 12:00 am

2nd round of Illinois marijuana patients to apply

CHICAGO (AP) — Aspiring medical marijuana patients whose last names start with M through Z can soon apply to the Illinois Department of Public…

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Former high school band director's trial postponed

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) — The trial of a former southern Illinois high school's band director accused of taking inappropriate photographs of a …

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Work to begin on UI Labs headquarters

CHICAGO (AP) — The developers of a public-private research lab involving the University of Illinois are expected to break ground on its headqu…

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Quarantines rarely used, effectiveness questioned

Quarantines rarely used, effectiveness questioned

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Spanish flu pandemic a century ago prompted the last large-scale quarantines in this country. Now the Ebola outbreak is …

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Audit: Two-thirds of Chicago elevators uninspected

CHICAGO (AP) — An audit by Chicago's inspector general has determined two-thirds of the city's elevators were not inspected last year.

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Illinois' US Senate candidates spar in last debate

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois candidates for U.S. Senate debated immigration proposals, tea party ties and anti-violence policies Wednesday in R…

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Candidates spar in final debate US Senate debate

CHICAGO (AP) — The tone of the final televised debate between Illinois' U.S. Senate candidates was feisty, with quips about policies and spouses.

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Midwest rappers, others charged with fraud

CHICAGO (AP) — Members of an Indiana-based rap group called RACK Boyz and other suspects from Illinois made hundreds of thousands of dollars i…

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Chicago mayoral candidate says he can raise $3M

CHICAGO (AP) — A county commissioner hoping to unseat Chicago's mayor said Wednesday that he's confident he can raise from $3 million to $5 mi…

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Judge denies ex-representative new bribery trial

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago has denied a motion for a new trial filed by a former Illinois legislator convicted of bribery and a…

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State education chief sent to Waukegan amid strike

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — The state became involved Wednesday in a nearly four-week teacher strike in Waukegan when Gov. Pat Quinn ordered the cha…

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Chicago pol investigated in prizes-for-votes plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Cook County State's Attorney's office is investigating a Chicago alderwoman for allegedly offering prizes to vote…

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Dems rush to save suddenly vulnerable incumbents

Dems rush to save suddenly vulnerable incumbents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Desperate Democrats are rushing to save suddenly vulnerable House incumbents, even in states where President Barack Obama cr…

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Restructuring to close 9 Chicago Catholic schools

CHICAGO (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has adopted a restructuring plan for its school system that includes closings and con…

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Hearing on school funding formula set for Nov. 18

CHICAGO | The head of a key House education committee says a hearing on a proposed overhaul of Illinois' dated school funding formula is sched…

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Grocery chain sues Clorox for price discrimination

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Woodman's grocery store chain is suing Clorox Corp., alleging price discrimination.

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Lawyer: Rap reference in complaint misleading

CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer for a rapper and suspect in a bank-fraud case says some details in a federal complaint appear sensational and gratuitous.

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Hearing on school funding formula set for Nov. 18

CHICAGO (AP) — The head of a key House education committee says a hearing on a proposed overhaul of Illinois' dated school funding formula is …

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Waukegan school board apologizes for actions

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — School board members in a suburban Chicago district where teachers have been striking for almost a month are apologizing…

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New chairman of chief judges body named

CHICAGO (AP) — A northern Illinois judge who helped implement a cameras-in-court program has been selected as chairman of a committee composed…

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Murray adds 100M tons to Illinois' coal holdings

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A leading U.S. coal company is adding roughly 100 million more tons of reserves and other resources to its southern Illinois …

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Illinois lawyer seeks testing for convicted client

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The lawyer for an Illinois man convicted in the 1991 beating death of his father has requested more time for the revi…

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Rail improvements would increase daily trips

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Proposed passenger rail improvements could boost train service between Detroit and Chicago from three to 10 daily trips…

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Carp-processing plant wrestling with ultimatum

GRAFTON, Ill. (AP) — The chief executive of an Asian carp-processing plant in southwestern Illinois says no decisions have been made involving…

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Small business divided over minimum wage votes

Small business divided over minimum wage votes

NEW YORK (AP) — Workers in five states could get a raise after Election Day.

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Trial starts for Illinois woman in newborn's death

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (AP) — A trial has begun for a 22-year-old Hanover Park woman accused of strangling her newborn baby almost three years ago.

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Not guilty pleas for suspect in 7 Indiana deaths

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A judge recorded not guilty pleas Wednesday for a former Marine who is charged with murder in the strangulation death…

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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 unt…

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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.

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Hyatt 3Q results hurt by climbing expenses

CHICAGO (AP) — Hyatt Hotels Corp. said Wednesday that its third-quarter net income dropped 42 percent, hindered by rising expenses.

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Iowa man charged in $2.7M Illinois fraud case

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — Federal authorities say an Iowa man has been charged with defrauding his former employer in Illinois of at least $2.7…

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Sangamon County unveils mobile health clinic

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Sangamon County has unveiled a new mobile health clinic that will distribute flu shots and treat single-parent and lo…

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Chicago officials close smoke detector loophole

CHICAGO (AP) — Officials are closing a loophole in Chicago's smoke detector rules following an apartment building fire that killed four children.

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Chicago man charged with shooting officer

CHICAGO (AP) — Police have arrested a Chicago man in the shooting an off-duty corrections officer after they say he showed up with a gunshot w…

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Springfield woman held for crash that killed 2

PLEASANT PLAINS, Ill. (AP) — A Springfield woman with a previous drunken driving conviction has been charged with two counts of aggravated dri…

October 29, 2014 4:16 am

WMAY Radio host Bishop joins Illinois News Network

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois News Network says it has hired an award-winning Springfield radio reporter and host as it expands into radio.

October 29, 2014 4:02 am

Man charged in southwestern Illinois death

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A Belleville man is jailed without bond after being accused of a shooting death in the southwestern Illinois village o…

October 29, 2014 3:41 am

3 lanes of Addams Tollway opening

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Tollway is opening three lanes of roadway in each direction between Rockford and Elgin as part of a $2…

October 29, 2014 3:15 am

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.

October 29, 2014 3:03 am

Substitute teacher banned after using slur

CAROL STREAM, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago substitute teacher accused by students of using a racial slur while giving a history lesson has b…

October 29, 2014 12:31 am

Libertarian gets union cash in governor's race

Libertarian gets union cash in governor's race

CHICAGO | A labor union that endorsed Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's re-election campaign in Illinois has donated money to an unlikely source — t…

October 29, 2014 12:00 am

Gibson leads Ducks past Blackhawks 1-0

CHICAGO (AP) — John Gibson provided just enough time for Devante Smith-Pelly to come up with a big play, and then the goaltender finished the job.

October 28, 2014 11:43 pm

Boehner stumps for GOP's Bost in US House race

MARION, Ill. (AP) — U.S. House Speaker John Boehner is calling Illinois Republican congressional candidate Mike Bost the "real thing" who unde…

October 28, 2014 11:04 pm

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October 28, 2014 10:10 pm

Union supporting Quinn donates to Libertarian foe

CHICAGO (AP) — A labor union that endorsed Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's re-election campaign in Illinois has donated money to an unlikely sourc…

October 28, 2014 8:23 pm

Quinn touts job news ahead of governor election

Quinn touts job news ahead of governor election

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Announcements that hundreds of jobs will be coming to Illinois at a new fertilizer plant and for online retailer Amazon…

October 28, 2014 7:22 pm Photos

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New ownership for bike shares in NYC, elsewhere

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's bike-sharing program is getting new owners who will improve service and double the system's size within three …

October 28, 2014 6:51 pm

Iowa set for make-or-break stretch

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — It's hard not to wonder whether Iowa's season is about to fall apart.

October 28, 2014 5:25 pm

UI frat to meet with school officials about sign

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Members of a University of Illinois fraternity are expected to meet with the administration soon to discuss a sign they…

October 28, 2014 5:13 pm
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