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Lawmakers might not have a budget, but per diem costs are downWhile the Illinois General Assembly might have wrapped up its session this week without resolving the state’s budget problems, taxpayers can take solace in one thing: per diem and mileage payments to lawmakers are at the lowest levels in at least seven years.Last Updated Jun 3, 2015 10:48 AM
Prison for Elgin man who eluded police through state parkUpdated May 31, 2015 8:41 PM
A 34-year-old Elgin man who escaped authorities temporarily in June 2012 after a chase through a 3,400-acre state park is headed to prison.
MCC board seeking firm to find next presidentUpdated Jun 1, 2015 6:23 PM
McHenry County College is seeking to hire a headhunting firm to find the next college president. The firm will have until December to find a replacement for President Vicky Smith, who is retiring at the end of this year.
Despite meetings with suburban lawmakers, are more headaches to come for Rauner?Updated May 28, 2015 5:18 PM
Lawmakers are scheduled to leave Springfield Sunday night, and much of Rauner’s agenda has either been rejected or ignored by Democrats who control the Capitol. There are a few days left, and things can happen quickly. But the governor is running short on time if he wants to avoid leaving his first regular legislative session largely empty-handed.
Dawn Patrol: 2 Stanley Cup games on cable only; testimony in one-punch deathUpdated Jun 3, 2015 5:57 AM
Why some Stanley Cup games aren't on broadcast TV. Prosecutor: 'Sucker punch' led to man's death in Palatine. Five-year-old Palatine boy struck by car dies. Rauner might close St. Charles, Warrenville youth prisons. Traveling Vietnam Wall arrives in Hoffman Estates. Where should Illinois set DUI limits for marijuana? Rauner dumps controversial Illiana Expressway project. Barrington Village Center adds Starbucks, AT&T and Shakou Sushi. New Morkes chocolate shop open in Huntley. Forman: Hoiberg is a perfect fit for Bulls. Rozner: Toews' leadership of Blackhawks legendary.
Dawn Patrol: Bulls to announce new coach today; services set for Aurora MarineUpdated Jun 2, 2015 5:58 AM
Hoiberg to become Bulls head coach today. Services set for Aurora Marine killed in Nepal. 5-year-old Palatine boy struck by car. Aurora woman found dead in Montgomery. Candle starts house fire in Elgin. Batavia man finds trouble on "The Bachelorette." Rosemont woman’s insanity defense prevails in screwdriver attack. Rozner predicts the Hawks will win the Stanley Cup Final in 6 games. Hammel strikes out 11 as Cubs beat Marlins.
Dawn Patrol: Wheaton College removes Hastert’s name; what is Rauner’s next move?Updated Jun 1, 2015 5:47 AM
Wheaton College removes Hastert's name. What is Rauner's next move? Firefighters save two in St. Charles. Fuel truck bursts into flames near Rosemont. COD-inspired legislation stalls. Graduations abound across the suburbs. Prison for Elgin man. The Blackhawks' elite eight have created a dynasty. Madoon believes Cubs will keep winning. Danks goes distance against Sox.
Dawn Patrol: Hawks force Game 7; heroin legislation advancesUpdated May 28, 2015 5:45 AM
Blackhawks force Game 7. House moves package to curb heroin abuse. No votes for Rauner's plan. Aurora woman sentenced to 26 years. Geneva massage parlor employee accused of prostitution. Scherzer outpitches Lester. McDonald arrested again.
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