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  • Rauner further details legislative agenda

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner has begun putting a finer point on his legislative agenda, telling voters, elected officials and newspaper editorial board ...
    April 12, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Fairdale residents return to homes after tornado

    KIRKLAND - Fairdale residents were able to return to their homes Saturday to collect belongings and assess the damage for the first time since a deadl ...
    April 11, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Rauner hopes deal will speed resolution of union dispute

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has agreed to allow government agencies to resume taking fees from the paychecks of non-union members to ...
    April 11, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Several hundred protest police shooting of Illinois teen

    ZION – Several hundred people marched through a northern Illinois city Saturday to protest the fatal shooting of a teenager by a police officer.
    April 11, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • ‘Lincoln never dies’ – finding his resonance 150 years later

    WASHINGTON – In the reading room overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue, Karen Needles mostly works alone – but always in good company.
    April 11, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Dad who abandoned wandering girl waives extradition

    CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say the father of a 3-year-old girl found alone near a suburban Chicago forest preserve has waived extradition and will be ...
    April 11, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • U.S. Rep Foster says he won’t seek Senate seat in 2016

    AURORA – Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster says he’s not running for the U.S. Senate in 2016.So far D ...
    April 11, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Illinois farmland prices fall, especially in the east

    CHAMPAIGN – A land-managers’ organization says farmland prices fell across much of Illinois in 2014 but more sharply in the eastern part of the state ...
    April 11, 2015 - 12:09 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to repeal pay hike for civil case juries

    SPRINGFIELD – A law that cut the size of juries in Illinois civil cases from 12 to six is being targeted for repeal by Gov. Bruce Rauner, who says som ...
    April 11, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Video: Flyover footage from Fairdale, tornado damage

    In this video taken by Shaw Media Photo Editor Danielle Guerra, the damage from the tornado that caused heavy damage and at least two deaths in Fairda ...
    April 10, 2015 - 2:28 pm
  • Rochelle area's Grubsteakers restaurant begins cleanup from tornado damage

    KINGS – A large rack containing spices near the rear of what had been Grubsteakers Restaurant remained undisturbed. Fifty feet away, a semitrailer was ...
    April 10, 2015 - 1:37 pm
  • Latest on tornadoes: Illinois authorities confirm 2nd death

    12:50 p.m. CDTThe DeKalb County coroner's office has identified a second person found dead in the no ...
    April 10, 2015 - 1:01 pm
  • Photos: Extensive Tornado Damage in Kirkland

    Shaw Media photos from the tornado damage in Kirkland, Ill. ...
    April 10, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Death toll reaches 2 in Fairdale tornado

    FAIRDALE – DeKalb County Coroner Dennis Miller said Friday that a second person was killed in the tornado that struck Fairdale on Thursday.
    April 10, 2015 - 1:08 pm
  • 1 dead, homes destroyed in tiny Illinois town after tornado

    FAIRDALE – A tornado brought chaos to a tiny northern Illinois town, killing one person, injuring eight more and sweeping homes off their foundations, ...
    April 10, 2015 - 9:06 am
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