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23 min ago | Lincoln Daily News
Soil moisture levels in Illinois were high in the middle of April, according to Jennie Atkins, program manager for Water and Atmospheric Resources Monitoring at the Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois.
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The Illinois Department of Human Services says a program concentrating on rehabilitating delinquent youth saved the state $60 million in incarceration costs last year.
6 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune
As the General Assembly heads into its final month of session, House Speaker Michael Madigan said Tuesday that he doesn't have enough votes lined up yet to extend the state's income tax increase or raise the minimum wage.
10 hrs ago | Patch.com
Illinoisans are no strangers to high taxes. The state has the second highest property tax rate, the fifth highest gas tax and the tenth highest sales tax in the country.
Illinois State Fair organizers decided not to overhaul the state's celebration of agriculture and entertainment for 2014, announcing Tuesday that the theme is "Making Memories" and that popular hip-hop artist Pitbull had been added to the concert lineup.
SPRINGFIELD – Several boxes of old index cards turned up the other day that demonstrated politics in the '80s and '90s played a role in people getting hired by Metra, the outfit that operates commuter trains in the Chicago area.
The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 American and other international schools abroad for more than four decades... The FBI is asking for help to identify at least 90 victims of a suspected serial child predator who worked in American schools worldwide ... (more)
President Barack Obama is naming W. Neil Eggleston, a veteran of president Bill Clinton's White House as his new top lawyer, replacing long-time counsel Kathryn Ruemmler who is leaving after three years in the job.
A 32-year-old Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, prevents judges from exercising their judgment and makes it more likely that those who are convicted will commit violent crimes in the future, according to a study due out Tuesday.
Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, of Western Springs, talks with House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, Dec. 3, 2013 during a committee hearing at the Capitol in Springfield.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has released his federal and state tax returns' figures for 2013, according to a Chicago Tribune report on Monday.
A proposed "exclusion list" designed to keep criminals away from the video gambling industry is prompting questions from those who want more protections to help problem gamblers.
In this April 16, 2014 photo, Tony Wyatt, 56, of Murphysboro, Ill., a client representative with Southern Illinois HIV Care Connect, is seen in Murphysboro.
Residents in north-central Illinois are marking the tenth anniversary of a tornado that swept through the village of Utica, killing eight people.
Authorities say two Indianapolis residents died and three others were hurt during a fiery crash in the east-central Illinois community of Homer.
A former bookkeeper who stole almost $54 million from a northern Illinois community has accepted she won't be able to reduce her nearly 20-year prison term.