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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
  • Honest Abe to lead historic public crawl in Lemont

    LEMONT – The Lemont Historical Society will present the “Drinkin’ with Lincoln: Historic Pub Crawl,” exploring downtown Lemont hangouts at 6:30 p.m. F ...
    Feb. 8, 2016 - 2:00 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
  • 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
  • Lemont cheerleaders eye state title No. 5

    LEMONT – Lemont’s cheerleading team will be in familiar surroundings Feb. 5.For the 11th straight se ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 2:39 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Kevin Troy represents Lemont at Theatre Festival All-State show

    LEMONT – For the first time in four years, Lemont High School had a representative take part in the main event at the country’s largest statewide thea ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 3:00 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
  • Picnic, camping permits offered by Forest Preserves of Cook County

    To help distract from the deep freeze, it’s not too early to pick up picnic permits, which opened this month for groups of 25 or more who plan to gath ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 3:30 pm
  • SEASPAR to debut fish fry fundraiser in Lisle

    LISLE – The community is invited to a fish fry fundraiser Feb. 5 at Wheatstack in Lisle to benefit recreational services provided by the Southeast Ass ...
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 3:00 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
  • 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
  • Gray seal first birth of 2016 at Brookfield Zoo

    BROOKFIELD – The Chicago Zoological Society, which operates Brookfield Zoo, announced its first birth of 2016. Lily, an 11-year-old gray seal, gave bi ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 2:00 pm
  • Theatre of Western Springs to stage 'Leading Ladies' for laughs

    The Theatre of Western Springs presents the Ken Ludwig comedy “Leading Ladies,” directed by David Knezz. Performances will take place Jan. 21 to 31.
    Jan. 21, 2016 - 5:30 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
  • Old Quarry School in Lemont names Patriot's Pen winners

    LEMONT – Five students at Old Quarry Middle School in Lemont are winners of the 2015 Patriot’s Pen essay contest sponsored by the VFW.
    Jan. 17, 2016 - 9:00 am
  • 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
  • 'Alive Inside' film to reveal music's effects on dementia, brain injury

    A free screening of “Alive Inside,” a documentary about how music affects the minds of people with dementia, will be shown at 2 p.m. Jan. 23.
    Jan. 14, 2016 - 5:00 pm
  • Radogno: New year brings new laws to Illlinois

    Today, more than 230 new laws will take effect in Illinois. These laws address a wide range of topics such as crime, government transparency, hunting, ...
    Jan. 13, 2016 - 3:00 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
  • Real ID: A costly U.S. reach into your rights?

    SPRINGFIELD — If Illinois is forced to make changes to its driver’s license that the federal government is demanding, the results may include higher o ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 1:00 pm
  • Home Bound Healthcare Hospice in Lemont seeks volunteers

    LEMONT – Home Bound Healthcare Hospice in Lemont is looking for volunteers.Hospice volunteers can he ...
    Jan. 11, 2016 - 11:30 am
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