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Rauner vetoes state bill to raise minimum wage to $15

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:24pm
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday vetoed a minimum wage measure that would have hiked the state's hourly rate to $15 by 2022.

Gov OKs bill easing gender-ID change for transgender people

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 3:28pm
Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a plan making it easier for transgender people to change the gender listed on their birth certificates

National park in West Virginia searching for missing swimmer

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 1:08pm
The National Park Service is searching for an Illinois man who disappeared while swimming in a rapids area with friends in West Virginia

Former boyfriend to be arraigned in Barre woman's killing

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 12:50pm
A Vermont man accused of killing his former girlfriend is back in Vermont after being arrested in Illinois and is expected to be arraigned next week

Man found dead in river was 81-year-old from East St. Louis

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 8:14am
Authorities have identified a man whose body was pulled from the Mississippi River near St. Louis

State leaders say they've got a deal on school funding reform

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 8:59pm
General Assembly leaders said Thursday afternoon they've reached a deal on school funding reform, and the House will return to session Monday to vote on it. But they did not release details of the deal.

Phishing scam attacks University of Illinois computers

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 5:22pm
A two-part computer "phishing" scam made to steal banking passwords attacked University of Illinois computer users and their off-campus email contacts from as far as Ohio

Decatur prepares to host Farm Progress Show

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:57pm
A central Illinois city is preparing to host a large annual outdoor agriculture event.

Lawyers: Clear envelope window reveals patients' HIV status

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 8:23am
Two legal organizations say health insurer Aetna revealed the HIV status of patients in several states by mailing envelopes with a large, clear window that showed information on HIV prescriptions

Ameren Illinois using drones to detect power outages

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:08pm
Ameren Illinois is using drones to detect power outages, inspect power lines and poles, and plan for construction projects

Carbondale officials pleased with crowds for solar eclipse

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 11:02am
Carbondale officials estimate that the recent solar eclipse brought as many as 50,000 people to the city

Man charged in fatal crash makes first court appearance

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 10:55am
A Northern Illinois man involved in a traffic collision last month that killed a pregnant woman and her three small children made his first court appearance since he was arrested this week on felony reckless homicide charges