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4 weeks ago

SEIU: Happy “Raunerversary”

A year ago Tuesday, Gov. Rauner took the oath of office. State workers unions are pretty sure it has not been a very good year.


4 weeks ago

Circuit Clerk Adds Passport Photo Services

Regardless of how the status of the Illinois driver's license and Real ID play out ... you might try getting a passport.

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4 weeks ago

Mother Nature to Plants: Fooled You!

The November and December mildness fooled some plants and grasses into growth, even with the dandelion here or there.


4 weeks ago

Bloomington May Privatize Golf Courses

The Bloomington City Council is considering turning over management of the city's three golf courses to a private company.

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4 weeks ago

AG’s New Laws in the New Year

Rape victims will benefit, as will loved ones of nursing home residents

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4 weeks ago

After 97 Years, Fees Will Go Up

Law licenses, document certification


4 weeks ago

Business Tax Break Proposed

Illinois manufacturers would benefit

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4 weeks ago

Retailers Need a License to Sell Smokes

Revenue would fight smugglers


4 weeks ago

There’s a Real Buzz about This Story

USDA Illinois bee survey


4 weeks ago

Springfield to Host More Than a Dozen National Conventions

Alll but three conventions are new to the Capitol City.


4 weeks ago

SIU President Critical of State Over Budget Impasse

Randy Dunn says the state's failure to fund the MAP grants – a tuition assistance program to needy Illinoisans – is a travesty.

Illinois General Assembly

4 weeks ago

State Lawmakers Disagree on Pension Reform Being Put on Backburner During Budget Stalemate

State lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree that the state’s problems with pensions have been put on the…

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4 weeks ago

Illinois Gets A Two-Year Reprieve from the Real ID Act

While it’s still a hassle to get on an airplane, at least it shouldn’t be more of one for Illinoisans.…


1 month ago

Rauner Complies With Order to Release More Detailed Calendar

Rauner lawyer Don Tracy on Friday disclosed copies of Rauner's schedule for the first half of 2015.

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1 month ago

Illinois House Cancels Next Week’s Session, Senate Will Meet

The schedule changes come as Illinois enters its seventh month without a budget for the fiscal year that began last July.

National Headlines

30 mins ago in National, World

North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbors, U.S.


North Korea launched a long-range rocket carrying what it called a satellite, drawing renewed international condemnation just weeks after it carried out a nuclear bomb test.

39 mins ago in National

Chipotle stores to open later on Monday for worker meeting


Don't plan on getting a burrito for lunch today - every Chipotle location in America will be closed this morning for a food safety meeting.

55 mins ago in National

Trump says New Hampshire win not necessary to secure nomination


U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he does not have to win the New Hampshire primary vote on Tuesday to secure the nomination, apparently tamping down expectations despite holding a double-digit lead in that state's polls.

1 hour ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Feb. 8


Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

1 hour ago in Sports, Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Super Bowl 50 commercials


A 30-second commercial spot on Super Sunday can cost up to $5 million. Which Super Sunday ad was your favorite?