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Volunteering is a way of life for Hammond retiree

Volunteering is a way of life for Hammond retiree

On any given day, Anne Herbert is working behind the scenes to improve the lives of those in her community and across the country.

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Meet the new 'name' and recipes of 'Amish Cook' column

Meet the new 'name' and recipes of 'Amish Cook' column

Hi. I'm Gloria Yoder, age 24.

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Iowa filmmaker to make Lincoln Tomb documentary

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | An Iowa filmmaker plans to make a documentary about Abraham Lincoln's tomb in Springfield, Ill.

11 hours ago
170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Illinois

170-foot ketchup bottle for sale in Illinois

BELLEVILLE, Ill. | Would you relish having a towering ketchup bottle? That emblem of roadside Americana could be yours if you fork over enough money.

11 hours ago

Driver charged in Will County crash that killed 4

JOLIET, Ill. | A semi-truck driver involved in crash that killed four people southwest of Chicago was driving too fast and falsified entries in a logbook tracking the number of hours he spent behind the wheel, authorities said Tuesday.

11 hours ago

Lawyers: Factor court decision into pensions case

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. |— Lawyers representing state retiree groups said Tuesday they aim to use a recent Supreme Court decision on health care benefits in an effort to expedite their case challenging Illinois' pension legislation.

11 hours ago
Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois

Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn signed an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan on Tuesday intended to create jobs and help repair and improve Illinois roads and bridges after a harsh winter.

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Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois

Quinn signs $1B plan for road repair in Illinois

Gov. Pat Quinn, surrounded by workers, holds up an approximately $1 billion capital spending plan intended to create jobs and help repair Illinois roads and bridges after a harsh winter, during a signing ceremony Tuesday in Chicago.

14 hours ago

Report: More Illinois children living in poverty

CHICAGO | The number of Illinois children living in areas of high poverty has increased by about a third since 2000, according to a report released Tuesday.

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Regional Education Office consolidation not easy

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | With 11 months to go until deadline, Illinois officials are still working out the details of upcoming mergers of Regional Offices of Education around the state.

July 21, 2014 4:21 pm

GUEST EDITORIAL: 'Al the Pal' will be missed for his many Illinois contributions

What did former U.S. Sen. Alan J. Dixon, who died July 6 at the age of 86, do for you?

July 21, 2014 12:00 am

Video injects controversy into comptroller race

The sleepy race to become Illinois' next comptroller received a jolt last week when a video surfaced showing incumbent Judy Baar Topinka talking with Gov. Pat Quinn about her son.

July 21, 2014 12:00 am

Crossing the Line -- motorcycle helmets

Crossing the line separating Indiana and Illinois sometimes means dealing with different laws and customs. Readers are asked to share ideas for this weekly feature. This week: Motorcycle helmets.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am
Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

INDIANAPOLIS | The fate of Indiana's gaming industry and the 14,000 Hoosiers it employs may hinge on decisions made this summer by a small group of state lawmakers.

July 19, 2014 7:00 pm Related

Attorneys to fight Rauner over tax plan

SPRINGFIELD | One of Illinois' influential lobbying organizations doesn't like Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner's plan to begin charging sales tax on a variety of services.

July 18, 2014 7:30 pm
Four state judges seeking 10-year terms

Four state judges seeking 10-year terms

INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to electing Indiana's secretary of state, state auditor and state treasurer, Hoosier voters on Nov. 4 will decide whether to keep two Supreme Court justices and two state appellate judges on the bench for the next decade.

July 17, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Ill. lawmakers delay probe of violence program

CHICAGO | A bipartisan panel of Illinois lawmakers voted Thursday to postpone grilling people connected with Gov. Pat Quinn's anti-violence program, bowing to the wishes of the U.S. Justice Department, which has a criminal investigation underway.

July 17, 2014 4:10 pm

South Suburban Humane Society to offer 36-hour adoption event

ORLAND HILLS, Ill. | Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday and rolling nonstop to 8 p.m. Sunday, the South Suburban Humane Society will seek to place 200 homeless pets in loving homes.

July 17, 2014 12:00 am

Gov. Quinn facing ongoing investigation

CHICAGO | Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, locked into a competitive re-election bid, is fighting to maintain an image as a reformer who's cleaned up state government as questions about a now-defunct anti-violence program he started in the run-up to his 2010 election threaten to hang over…

July 16, 2014 10:45 pm

Blagojevich files new argument in appeal

CHICAGO | Lawyers for imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich submitted an additional argument Wednesday to the federal court that's considering his appeal, saying a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision bolsters their contention that the Illinois Democrat never crossed the line from legal polit…

July 16, 2014 4:38 pm
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