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3 hrs ago | ABC7 Chicago
The ABC7 I-Team investigates claims by the country's oldest poison hotline that it's being forced out of business.
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4 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News
The Archdiocese of Chicago has returned a priest to active ministry after the Cook County Sheriff's Department concluded there's no evidence the man sexually abused a minor nearly 20 years ago.
8 hrs ago | It's My Mind
Here's the sad thing about this story . In 2012, not long after his arrest the Illinois House of Representatives voted to expell Derrick Smith from that chamber.
12 hrs ago | InsiderOnline
The 2015 fiscal year marks a long-awaited milestone for Illinoisans: taxpayers are less than one year away from tax relief.
16 hrs ago | Northwest Herald
Gov. Pat Quinn talks about the new state Welcome Home Illinois loan program for first-time homeowners during a news conference Monday at a home listed for sale in Moline.
A new program may help more people in Illinois buy a home for a first time. The Welcome Home Illinois program provides $7,500 in assistance towards a down payment, as well as a 30-year mortgage with an interest rate as low as 3.75 percent.
For many people, one of the most recent pressing social issues, other than marriage equality, are efforts to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana - an issue that, in particular, disproportionally affects racial minorities.
A study by the Illinois Department of Transportation indicates traffic on a new bridge over the Mississippi River at St. Louis isn't at projected traffic levels.
Illinois transportation officials say they're adding extra safety precautions to work zones around the state after the speed limit was increased on some rural highways.
Illinois taxpayers are beginning to paying attention to how their tax dollars are being spent, and Tea Partiers in Northern Illinois were especially interested last week in getting more information on one of the state's biggest expenditures - state employee retirement benefits.
A proposed bill in Illinois banning the sale and distribution of natural or "raw" milk, is not going anywhere this session after legislators heard from "thousands" of natural milk proponents.
I 've visited North and South Florida and North and Central New Mexico in recent days, and the political temperature 10 days before the Presidential election is elevated by the teeter-totter of global recession.
Illinois can be a tough state to live in at times. While we like to think that Illinoisans are a resilient bunch, we have to admit there are sometimes where optimism wanes and Illinoisans can just be a grumpy bunch.
Faced with an expected $3 billion budget hole from an expiring income tax increase, Illinois lawmakers are grappling with whether to raise taxes to avoid major cuts to schools and social services next year.
Millions from Texas to Kansas to Illinois and central Michigan are at risk for severe thunderstorms, including some tornadoes, on this Palm Sunday and Sunday night.
Democratic congressional candidate Ann Callis will be outed today in a piece in The New York Times Sunday magazine.