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  • Midsize companies trade hometowns for major cities, global markets

    PEORIA – Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis planned to open this year’s State of the City speech by thanking Caterpillar Inc. for its longtime commitment to the c ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 11:30 pm
  • Principals to bar immigration agents from Chicago schools

    CHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools has instructed its principals not to let federal immigration agents inside district buildings without a criminal warr ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 2:21 pm
  • Lincoln museum to showcase Cub-Cardinals rivalry

    SPRINGFIELD – The historic and longtime rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals will be the subject of an exhibit at Springfield’ ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:49 pm
  • Bears lead Chicago sports franchises in backing measure reducing injured players' workers' compensation

    SPRINGFIELD – Should injured pro athletes be allowed to earn workers’ compensation benefits until they are 67 years old, like other workers, even if t ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:39 pm
  • State Police commander willing to beat the streets

    COLLINSVILLE – Timothy Tyler knew it wasn’t time to sit around the office.When a surprise freezing r ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 10:36 pm
  • Illinois attorney general to appeal denial of request to halt worker pay

    BELLEVILLE – A judge on Thursday denied a request by the Illinois attorney general to stop paying state workers unless lawmakers resolve an ongoing bu ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 11:27 pm
  • Exelon rivals sue to block billions in subsidies

    CHICAGO – Competitors of Chicago-based Exelon Corp. filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday opposing legislation that provides billions of dollars in subsidie ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:53 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Rauner offers tax-hike guidance to end stalemate

    SPRINGFIELD — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner gave more specifics Wednesday on what tax hikes he'd accept to end Illinois' nearly two-year budget stalema ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:51 pm
  • Abrupt cuts hinder Illinois domestic violence shelters

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois officials waited more than five months to alert dozens of domestic violence programs that their funding had been eliminated, an ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:24 pm
  • Illinois teachers learn to help students affected by trauma

    DECATUR – Six schools in central Illinois are participating in a pilot project to train teachers, administrators and other adults to help students who ...
    Feb. 12, 2017 - 10:39 pm
  • Patrick Kennedy on Trump: 'We're not an authoritarian country'

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy said he thinks what President Donald Trump has done so far in office will “hopefully spark a re-ex ...
    Feb. 12, 2017 - 10:39 pm
  • Girls, 11 and 12, shot in head in separate Chicago attacks

    CHICAGO – Police are investigating separate shootings on Chicago’s South Side that left two young girls in critical condition.
    Feb. 12, 2017 - 10:38 pm
  • Bradley to build $86M business, engineering site

    PEORIA – Bradley University in central Illinois is moving forward with plans to build a new, $86 million business and engineering complex.
    Feb. 12, 2017 - 10:39 pm
  • Illinois worker pay battle to resurface in court, assembly

    SPRINGFIELD – The question of whether to continue paying government workers during Illinois’s budget stalemate will surface again this week as a court ...
    Feb. 12, 2017 - 10:38 pm
  • 20 debut vehicles you'll see at the Chicago Auto Show

    Check out 20 of these debut vehicles that you can find at the Chicago Auto Show ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 2:45 pm
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