Posted: 05/25/2013 - The chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board says the bridge collapse in Washington state is a wake-up call for the nation.
Posted: 05/25/2013 - House and Senate Democrats have agreed on a proposed Illinois budget that would keep education funding at the same level and increase human services spending.
Posted: 05/25/2013 - President Barack Obama's new chief speechwriter is a 32-year-old fellow Chicagoan who believes in public service.
Updated: 05/24/2013 - The Illinois House has approved a plan to allow qualified gun owners to carry their weapons in public.
Posted: 05/24/2013 - Rockton Police made an arrest in the armed robbery reported last Friday where a man said he was robbed by three teens while changing a tire on Illinois Route 2 in Rockton.
Posted: 05/24/2013 - A local call center wants to hire 80 new people.
Posted: 05/24/2013 - The Illinois House has begun debating a compromise plan on concealed weapons that has generated the opposition of Gov. Pat Quinn.
Updated: 05/24/2013 - Rockford Police arrest three on drug charges.
Posted: 05/19/2013 - UPDATE: Burger King Robbery Suspects in Custody.
Posted: 05/18/2013 - Powerball is a game of numbers, and lottery officials say the majority of possible combinations have already been purchased ahead of Saturday night's near-historic $600 million drawing.
Posted: 05/12/2013 - Police say that two of the 18 people shot in New Orleans during a neighborhood Mother's Day parade were children.
Posted: 05/12/2013 - Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says she supports a bill that would allow the medical use of marijuana in Illinois.
Posted: 05/12/2013 - Chrysler is recalling 469,000 Jeep SUVs worldwide because they can shift into neutral without warning on startup.
Updated: 05/06/2013 - The Illinois Gaming Board's chairman says changes made to a proposed gambling expansion bill are merely cosmetic.
Posted: 05/05/2013 - Gov. Pat Quinn has rejected a plan to increase electric rates by roughly $70 million, a proposal ComEd says would have helped get so-called Smart Grid technology back on track.
Posted: 04/28/2013 - A northern Illinois man is being honored for his more than 30 years of service to his fellow veterans.
Posted: 04/28/2013 - A Wisconsin lawmaker is pushing for tougher laws to deter people who would intimidate or harm members of the Legislature and their families.
Posted: 04/27/2013 - U.S. officials say Russian authorities secretly recorded a conversation in 2011 in which one of the Boston bombing suspects vaguely discussed jihad with his mother.
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Posted: 04/20/2013 - The United States is providing Syrian rebels with $123 million in new nonlethal aid that may include armor and other types of supplies that haven't been part of the assistance package in the past.