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3 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune
Through two months of open enrollment in new health insurance plans created under President Barack Obama's health care law, nearly 365,000 Americans have selected policies, including 7,043 in Illinois, administration officials said Wednesday.
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Should government buildings be allowed to display religious symbols?
4 hrs ago | Courthouse News Service
A state contractor misspent more than $8 million in taxpayer money meant for at-risk children and their families, the Illinois attorney general claims in court.
8 hrs ago | WMGI-FM Terre Haute
The Department of Children and Family Services says 104 children died of abuse or neglect in the 2013 fiscal year.
Illinois Department of Public Director LaMar Hasbrouck is encouraging everyone 6 months and older to get a flu shot during Vaccinate Illinois Week, Dec. 8-14, if they have not yet had a flu shot this season.
Stanley Wrice will be released from prison after spending 30 years there. Defense Attorney Heidi Lambros says Cook County Judge Richard Walsh overturned Wrice's conviction Tuesday and granted him a new trial.
A Sidley Austin partner is free on bond after being arrested in an alleged Thanksgiving Day sexual assault at his home.
An exhibit including the Christmas Nativity scene opened in the Illinois State Capitol last week, prompting considerably less fanfare than did the first display when it was erected six years ago.
An insurance agent in central Illinois says he's noticing an increase in the number of inquiries about renters' insurance following the deadly November tornadoes.
Good morning, it's Tuesday, Dec. 10, the 344th day of 2013. There are 21 days left in the year.
A Republican candidate for governor says Illinois still hasn't solved its pension problem.
Police gave Jonathan Wolworth a certificate of membership in the Saved by the Safety Belt Club , formally recognizing his decision to wear a properly adjusted seat belt prior to being involved in a traffic crash earlier this year, Cmndr.
In an article published on Monday that advocates for Common Core standards, the Associated Press presents what amounts to the typical talking points for supporters when faced with criticism that Common Core is a federal takeover of education.
At the top of the agenda - ending the budget fight that led to the government shutdown.
Illinois health care exchanges to cost more than previously asserted by Gov. Pat Quinn, according to a Crain's Business report.
Xadrian R. McCraven has a criminal history that includes "at least" 24 arrests on charges including arson, illegal gun possession, attempted robbery, drug possession and aggravated assault, according to federal court records.
It was the most important money vote in the Illinois General Assembly in recent memory.