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  • 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
  • McNinch wins Champion Award for service to community

    DIXON – Tim McNinch got a phone call earlier this week asking if he was going to attend the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce dinner. He hesitated.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:13 am
  • 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
  • Whose wall is it, anyway?

    DIXON – It’s been an issue for a while: After the retaining wall outside the old Lee County Courthouse collapsed in spring 2013, the city paid to clea ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:11 am
  • 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
  • Rock Falls snow artists: You aint seen nothin’ yet

    A snow sculpture panda bear snuggles its cub on Second Street along the riverfront in Rock Falls. The Gragerts are at it again, as John Gragert and hi ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 10:04 am
  • 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
  • Obama to pass on meeting Netanyahu during Washington visit

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned trip to Washington in March is ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • Under pressure to govern, divisions emerge among House GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) – In a House Republican majority often driven by the most conservative lawmakers, th ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:57 pm
  • Yemen's U.S.-backed president quits; country could split apart

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) – Yemen’s U.S.-backed president quit Thursday under pressure from rebels holding h ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:57 pm
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