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  Schaumburg resident Jim Moynihan will seek the Republican nomination for the 56th District state House seat currently held by Schaumburg Democrat Michelle Mussman. Mussman, who first was elected to the seat in 2010, confirmed Monday she will seek a...

GOP's Moynihan announces bid in 56th District

Updated: 9/30/2013 02:25 PM

  Illinois will launch an advertising campaign Tuesday to inform Illinois residents about the health insurance marketplace opening that day that will connect people with new benefits under President Barack Obama's health care law.

Illinois unveils health marketplace ads

Updated: 10/1/2013 07:37 AM

  It may actually have been a long time ago but for a few minutes Monday, students at the Gurnee Grade School relived the old days. Former students joined politicians and officials at an event to mark the start of demolition of the flood-prone...

Former students will miss the memories but see value of Gurnee Grade School demolition

Updated: 9/30/2013 05:39 PM

  Dozens of people were injured when two Chicago Transit Authority trains crashed in Forest Park. CTA spokeswoman Lambrini Lukidis says the Monday morning crash happened when a westbound train stopped at the Harlem station was struck by an eastbound...

Dozens injured in Forest Park CTA train crash

Updated: 10/1/2013 07:44 AM

  When Illinois' medical marijuana industry begins in January, where will new growing and dispensing operations go? The answer is at least partly up to municipalities, which can use their zoning codes to regulate the locations of businesses defined as...

Naperville may limit medical marijuana locations

Updated: 9/30/2013 02:02 PM

  The Justice Department will sue the state of North Carolina for alleged racial discrimination over tough new voting rules, the latest effort by the Obama administration to fight back against a Supreme Court decision that struck down the most...

Justice Dept to sue North Carolina over voter law

Updated: 9/30/2013 10:15 AM

  The federal trial over the 2010 BP oil spill resumed Monday with a focus on the company's response to the disaster, with billions of dollars at stake as the two sides argue over how much oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico. The government and BP have...

Federal trial over Gulf oil spill resumes

Updated: 9/30/2013 09:13 AM

  The fearsome-looking alligator gar, a fish with a 120-million-year earthly history, hasn't been in Illinois' waterways for two decades. But with the help of federal officials, the (Springfield) State Journal Register reported Sunday , the Illinois...

Prehistoric fish getting 2nd chance in Illinois

Updated: 10/1/2013 07:38 AM

  The issue of gun permits surfaced briefly in the Illinois governor's race, when a candidate claimed that the Illinois State Police had a backlog of 75,000 gun-owner's ID applications under Gov. Pat Quinn, forcing hunters to miss entire hunting...

Closer Look: Behind the numbers on Illinois gun permits

Updated: 10/1/2013 07:37 AM

  Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the 2013 “Taste of Chicago” turned a profit for the first time since 2007. Emanuel announced Sunday that the food and cultural festival made a $272,000 profit and generated an estimated $106 million in total...

Emanuel: 'Taste' profit is first since 2007

Updated: 10/1/2013 07:45 AM

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