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  • Report: Illinois fails to monitor runaway kids

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An audit has found that Illinois does a poor job monitoring and tracking children who run away from foster homes.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Caterpillar sees Cuba relations as an opportunity

    PEORIA (AP) — Caterpillar Inc. sees President Barack Obama's change in U.S. policy toward Cuba as a potential business opportunity.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Illinois jobless rate falls to 6.4 percent

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state's unemployment rate fell in November to its lowest level since June 2008, ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Gov. Quinn calls session for comptroller election

    CHICAGO (AP) — Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn has called state lawmakers back to Springfield next month to consider a 2016 special election to replace the la ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • George Ryan: Cuba relations will open markets

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, who made a historic trip to Cuba 15 years ago, says restoring diplomatic relations with the island na ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • NIU alum shot near Texas TV station

    Educators with Northern Illinois University’s meteorology program were shocked Wednesday after learn ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Central Illinois man convicted in double murder

    DECATUR (AP) – Jurors have found a 30-year-old central Illinois man guilty of first-degree murder in ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Topinka remembered as honest, tough at memorial

    COUNTRYSIDE (AP) – With tales of her unrestrained honesty to wisecracks about her fiery red hair, la ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 10:02 pm
  • Illinois city settles police shooting lawsuit for $1.1M

    ROCKFORD (AP) — The city of Rockford has reached a $1.1 million settlement with the estate of an una ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:26 pm
  • Cook County to join cameras-in-court program

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has allowed the use of cameras and audio recording devices in Cook County courts on an experimental basis st ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 2:50 pm
  • Reporter won't have to reveal murder-case source

    JOLIET (AP) — Appellate court judges have reversed a lower-court ruling that had ordered a journalist to reveal the source of a leak in a northern Ill ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • Deer processors busy after Illinois hunt

    EFFINGHAM (AP) — As a deer carcass is laid across one of the cutting tables at Hartrich Meats, the animal is butchered down and processed with remarka ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 2:49 pm
  • Rauner to discuss Illinois budget in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner plans to speak about the state budget at a Better Government Association event.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • Attorney blames couple's bookkeeper in fraud case

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Misplaced confidence, not criminal intent, is to blame for a Chicago couple's involvement in a $5 million fraud scheme that rocked ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 2:47 pm
  • Rockford settles police shooting lawsuit for $1.1M

    ROCKFORD (AP) — The city of Rockford says it has reached a $1.1 million settlement with the estate of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot inside ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 10:28 am
  • Chicago thieves adopt 'crash-and-grab' tactics

    CHICAGO (AP) – All the burglars use the same audacious tactics: A vehicle crashes through a storefro ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Salvation Army bell ringers are all ages

    MOLINE – When it comes to marketing strategies, Paige Hartrich has her’s down pat: a smile, some ant ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Report: Overcrowding after Dwight prison closing

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Moving about 1,000 female inmates from a closed prison in Dwight to another in Lo ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 9:46 pm
  • AG: After appointees, voters must pick comptroller

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says the death of Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka leaves essentially two vacancies that should fir ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • Cullerton wants 2016 comptroller special election

    CHICAGO (AP) — Senate President John Cullerton says there should be an "immediate" lawmaker special session to make plans for a 2016 election to repla ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 3:16 pm
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