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A military base in southwestern Illinois has been tagged to play an even bigger role defending the country in cyberspace.
Yet getting it to markets at home and abroad is challenging and controversial. Long a niche in the energy sector, propane today is sexy.
Former U.S. Rep. Ken Gray, who represented southern Illinois in Congress and earned the nickname the "Prince of Pork" for bringing $7 billion in projects to his district, died Saturday at age 89. Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort said Sunday that Gray died at a hospital in Herrin after a long illness.
Elected officials in two states far from the U.S.-Mexico border have claimed that the Obama administration has resettled hundreds of unaccompanied illegal immigrant children without adequate notice and has refused to detail the exact locations where the children are being kept.
At 29, the late daughter of community activist and former mayoral candidate William "Dock" Walls had already earned two masters degrees and started her own company when she embarked on a summer trip to Brazil to research for her doctorate at the University of Illinois.
The National Weather Service declared a tornado watch for all of northern Illinois, including Chicago and surrounding areas, until 1 a.m., as strong thunderstorms rolled into the far west suburbs.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has suspended the driver's license of a man accused in the hit-and-run death of a young woman who was walking along a highway in Breese.
Recently we met with J. Tom Johnson, one of the authors of the new book "Fixing Illinois."
The Chicago River bridge at State Street will be closed for a week starting as construction continues for the Chicago Riverwalk.
Rep. Luis Gutierrez slammed a fellow member of Illinois' congressional delegation Friday, saying Sen. Mark Kirk "should be ashamed of himself" for seeking criminal background checks on undocumented children who have entered the United States.
According to an annual survey, four western suburbs landed in the top ten Illinois municipalities in DUI arrests for 2013.
After the Illinois Legislature moved to not take furlough days for the first time in years, some state lawmakers decided to take matters into their own hands to save taxpayer dollars.
A U.S. Marine veteran who served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan has been named acting director of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs.
The Illinois Department of Transportation says two bridges over the Mississippi River at St. Louis have reopened after being struck by a barge trying to navigate the rain-swollen river.
"The ruling on health care benefits had no direct bearing on the larger case" . In reference to the Constitution: "The provision was aimed at protecting the right to receive the promised ... benefits, not the adequacy of the funding to pay for them" .
One of Brett Packee's star students had already left Pine Meadow Golf Club when the rain starting falling.
Updated: Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:49 am
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