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  • Official: Illinois state museum could reopen in weeks

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois State Museum could reopen in a matter of weeks if the General Assembly approves changes sought by Gov. Bruce Rauner, accord ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 6:00 pm
  • Bolingbrook police investigating fatal shooting, fatal crash

    BOLINGBROOK – Police are investigating if there is any connection between a deadly shooting Saturday night in Bolingbrook and a fatal crash earlier la ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • Romeoville's Lewis University picks new leader

    ROMEOVILLE — A new president will lead Lewis University in July.David Livingston, president of Lourd ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 3:45 pm
  • Metra BNSF line derails near Naperville station, no injuries reported

    NAPERVILLE – Metra has not yet determined whether the BNSF line derailment that caused delays during the Feb. 8 morning commute will affect afternoon ...
    Feb. 9, 2016 - 11:43 am
  • Romeoville Uptown Square fills out as construction begins

    ROMEOVILLE – Construction equipment and foundation materials are starting to occupy Romeoville’s Uptown Square as commercial enterprise takes root in ...
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • Investigation continues into Bolingbrook shooting that left one dead, one injured

    BOLINGBROOK – A 21-year-old Bolingbrook man has been identified as the person killed in a shooting Saturday evening.
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 10:52 pm
  • Investigation continues into Bolingbrook shooting that left one dead, one injured

    BOLINGBROOK – A 21-year-old Bolingbrook man has been identified as the person killed in a shooting Saturday evening.
    Feb. 7, 2016 - 5:08 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Chicago Public School takeover plan lives

    SPRINGFIELD — When the time comes, suburban and downstate Democrats will join him in his effort to have the state take control of Chicago’s debt-strap ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • DuPage Federation marks 20th anniversary

    LOMBARD – The DuPage Federation on Human Services Reform recently hosted its 20th anniversary celebration.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner announces plan for private-public partnership for I-55 widening

    Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Feb. 4 a plan to add managed lanes to Interstate 55 through a private-public partnership.
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 12:35 pm
  • Illinois Comptroller: State debt spiraling

    SPRINGFIELD — Unless something changes soon, Illinois is heading $6.2 billion deeper into debt and taxpayers will remain on the hook, state Comptrolle ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 10:17 am
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner: Illinois can save $500M on purchases

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Feb. 2 urged a streamlining of procurement, or the way the state buys goods and services, saying it could save the ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Will County hopes to curb high teen birth, STD rates in Bolingbrook

    JOLIET — The Will County Health Department hopes to curb high rates of teen births and sexually transmitted diseases in Bolingbrook with the help of a ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • Illinois legislation aims to regulate cellphone surveillance

    SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers are moving to put some boundaries on police surveillance technology that can literally snatch the data from a person’s c ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Thoreau, valentine celebrations to take place in Romeoville

    ROMEOVILLE – A program on writer and poet Henry David Thoreau and vintage valentine fun will be offered at the Forest Preserve District of Will County ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Budget, higher education battles roll on

    SPRINGFIELD — Democratic lawmakers on Jan. 28 passed a measure they said will help university students and community colleges despite the lack of a bu ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Ceremony to mark 20th anniversary of Bolingbrook teen's disappearance

    BOLINGBROOK – Sunday will mark the 20th anniversary of a teenager's disappearance from her Bolingbrook home.
    Jan. 30, 2016 - 12:12 pm
  • Romeoville brewery to hold grand opening Saturday

    ROMEOVILLE – If a chocolate peanut butter imperial stout brewed with roasted peanuts sounds delectable, a visit to the grand opening of Metal Monkey B ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Illinois National Guard honors Romeoville career center for program, recruits

    ROMEOVILLE – Plainfield North High School senior Adrian Flores was focused on heading to college after taking criminal justice classes at the Wilco Ar ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 10:51 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner softens tone but stays with agenda

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner hammered away Jan. 27 on the need for fundamental change in the way Illinois operates, while Democratic leaders blamed ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Illinois Treasurer to invest $220 million to spur tech jobs

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois will invest more than $220 million in emerging technology companies over the next three years, state Treasurer Michael Frerichs ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 12:56 pm
  • Illinois Democrats, Republicans to talk school aid, pensions

    SPRINGFIELD — State Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, dropped two big pieces of news Jan. 25:
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 12:00 pm
  • Sixth-grader wins Jane Addams Middle School spelling bee

    BOLINGBROOK – Sixth-grader Danielle Vidad is the 2016 Jane Addams Middle School spelling champion after correctly spelling nurture in the ninth round ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 8:30 pm
  • Illinois continues to shed jobs

    SPRINGFIELD — December’s employment numbers show Illinois is continuing to lose jobs.“For the first ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 2:12 pm
  • Pinnacle Drive extension possible with new Romeoville development

    ROMEOVILLE – Romeoville trustees last week approved another industrial development that will convert 80 acres of farmland into a 723,200-square-foot w ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 10:41 pm
  • Valley View School District Spelling Bee championship nears

    BOLINGBROOK – The Valley View School District 365U Spelling Bee championship takes place at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at Humphrey Middle School in Bolingbrook.
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • Will, Grundy County referendums on March 15 ballot

    Getting a majority of elected representatives to agree to place a tax-increase referendum on the ballot might not be easy. But getting a majority of v ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • GOP seeks state control of Chicago schools

    SPRINGFIELD — Republicans on Jan. 20 announced a plan to put the financially floundering Chicago Public Schools system under state control and open th ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 10:42 am
  • Niece of 'Downton Abbey' creator to speak at College of DuPage

    GLEN ELLYN – As the niece of "Downton Abbey" creator Julian Fellowes, Jessica Fellowes has more than a passing interest in the popular television seri ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 3:28 pm
  • Topgolf grants Bolingbrook boy's special wish

    Make-A-Wish Illinois granted the wish of a young boy from Bolingbrook at a special event at Topgolf Naperville, which made his dream come true.
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 8:00 pm
  • Letter: Cannabis can help to fight painful conditions

    To the editor:I am a 27-year old osteoarthritis patient who is asking the Rauner administration to a ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 4:33 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner asks for impasse ruling

    SPRINGFIELD — Is Illinois headed toward a state workers strike?That’s the question in Springfield, w ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Valley View School District to administer Illinois 5Essentials Survey

    BOLINGBROOK – Valley View School District 365U again will partner with the Illinois State Board of Education in administering the Illinois 5Essentials ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Metra bans hoverboards due to safety concerns

    CHICAGO – Metra announced that hoverboards will no longer be permitted onboard its trains due to concerns over potential fire hazards.
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 6:55 pm
  • Will County offers to cover costs for new regional 911 dispatch center

    JOLIET – To accelerate state-mandated efforts to consolidate Will County’s six 911 dispatch centers, county staff on Wednesday offered to pay for the ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 10:47 pm
  • State, AFSCME talks break down

    SPRINGFIELD — Talks between Gov. Rauner’s administration and the state’s largest public-sector employee union broke down Jan. 8.
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner reflects on first year of budget impasse, pension negotiations

    SPRINGFIELD – One year into Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s term, the state doesn’t have a budget, and he hasn’t gotten the structural reforms he’s bee ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 11:56 am
  • Feds back off on Real ID demands

    SPRINGFIELD — The federal government is backing off its demand that Illinois and four other states bring their driver’s licenses and state ID cards to ...
    Jan. 12, 2016 - 11:40 am
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