State's largest public workers union backs Dillard
The state's largest public employees union is endorsing state Sen. Kirk Dillard to be the Republican candidate for governor.
Bill banning smoking with children in car advances
A proposal that'd make it illegal for motorists to smoke in cars with children is advancing in the Illinois legislature.
Quincy man accused of battering news cameraman
A western Illinois man is free on bond after being accused of battering and intimidating a television station's cameraman during a remote broadcast.The Quincy Herald-Whig reports that Adams County prosecutors have charged 60-year-old Roger Parker with aggravated battery, felony intimidating and a misdemeanor resisting-arrest charge.
Poor Dart sales lead to 325 layoffs at Ill. plant
Chrysler has temporarily laid off 325 employees because of poor sales of the new Dodge Dart that's being assembled at the auto maker's Belvidere plant in northern Illinois.
Ill. bill could mean interest-free college loans
An Illinois state lawmaker says he's sponsoring legislation that would give what could amount to interest-free loans to college students.
Illinois bill backlog could fall to $5.6 billion
Illinois officials say the state's backlog of unpaid bills is decreasing.
Illinois prepares for statewide tornado drill
Tornado sirens across Illinois are getting ready to sound as part of a statewide emergency preparedness drill.
Post-trial hearing for NATO protesters
A post-trial hearing is scheduled for NATO protesters acquitted earlier this month of Illinois terrorism charges.
Search on for new director of Illinois DCFS agency
An official in Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's administration says a national search is underway to find the next head of the Department of Children and Family Services.
GOP candidates ready for next debate in Chicago
The four Republicans vying to be the GOP nominee for governor are getting ready for their next debate.
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