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  • Nurses, University of Illinois Hospital reach pact Oct 21, 2014 7:47 AM
    Nurses and administrators of the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago have reached a tentative agreement that ends the threat of a walkout. Members of the Illinois Nurses Association were scheduled to walk off the job Tuesday after an impasse over a new contract.

  • Robber fires gun during robbery of Orland Park bank Oct 14, 2014 8:45 AM
    Authorities say no one was injured when a gunman fired shots inside a First Midwest Bank branch in Orlan d Park during a robbery Monday. FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde says the robber took an unknown amount of money during the robbery.

  • Hotel manager brings international flavor, sustainability to Oak Brook Hills Sep 29, 2014 5:13 AM
    Kukec's People features Stefan Muhle, who was born and raised in Berlin, Germany, an international city that helped feed his spirit for travel. In fact, the new general manager of the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center has traveled to all the continents except one.

  • Veterans nonprofit plans 30 Joliet apartments Aug 25, 2014 8:05 AM
    An Illinois nonprofit group is converting four apartment buildings into veterans housing in Joliet. The Herald-News reports Veterans Housing and Employment Assistance is holding a town meeting Tuesday to discuss the plan to provide 30 apartments for veterans. Two of the buildings are currently occupied and two are under construction.

  • Illinois fair attendance down 9 percent with rain Aug 18, 2014 8:28 AM
    Attendance at this year’s Illinois State Fair is down about 9 percent from last year during a week of frequent rain.Fair manager Amy Bliefnick tells the Springfield Journal-Register it drew roughly 773,000 visitors through Saturday. That’s down from 854,000 at the same point last year. Sunday admissions numbers weren’t yet available Sunday evening, which was the last fair day.

  • Illinois River’s man-made island now complete Jul 29, 2014 1:26 PM
    A man-made island in the Illinois River built to provide habitat for fish and a place for birds to call home will officially be complete this week.The Army Corps of Engineers plans to mark the end of the five-year project with a ceremony Friday in Peoria.

  • Illinois food processing plant loses license Jul 26, 2014 1:01 AM
    A central Illinois food processing plant has had its license revoked after being cited for repeated violations of the state’s Meat and Poultry Inspection Act. Illinois Department of Agriculture officials say Parks Locker Service of Greenfield was ordered to close following a July 16 hearing in Springfield.

  • Illinois board seeks volunteers for bilingual council Jul 22, 2014 9:03 AM
    The Illinois State Board of Education is looking for seven new members to serve on its advisory council for bilingual education. The council was established more than 40 years ago by state law. It recently contributed to recommendations for teacher standards, qualifications and evaluations. Officials say that developing recommendations and advice for the state board concerning English learners is a key point of the council’s focus. The new members would serve three-year terms and be expected to attend four meetings per year, and participate in additional gatherings and special projects. Bilingual program directors, superintendents, parents, university faculty and members of community organizations have served as council members. Candidates must apply to the state board by July 28. The new terms begin in September.

  • Fire closes Illinois state building in Springfield Jul 22, 2014 9:02 AM
    The Illinois Secretary of State’s office has closed its Howlett Building in Springfield for the day because of a small fire. Secretary of State spokesman Dave Druker says the fre happened about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday in a mechanical room at the building, which is part of the Illinois State Capitol complex.

  • Quinn to sign ‘Ban the Box’ legislation Jul 19, 2014 9:56 AM
    Gov. Pat Quinn will sign legislation requiring private employers in Illinois to first evaluate job applicants’ skills then ask about criminal histories.

  • Illinois Supreme Court to appoint judge for vacancy Jul 11, 2014 8:25 AM
    Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis has announced an application process for filling a vacancy in the 7th Judicial Subcircuit of Cook County. Judge Anthony L. Burrell died on May 14 — creating the vacancy. Burrell had been a Cook County circuit judge since 2002. The state Constitution requires that vacancies are filled temporarily by Supreme Court appointment until the next general election.

  • Windows 8 updates expected at Microsoft conference Apr 1, 2014 10:13 AM
    Microsoft is following through on a promise to update its Windows 8 operating system on a regular basis to respond to consumers’ complaints and other feedback. Just months after the release of Windows 8.1, Microsoft is preparing changes to make it easier for people to use Windows with traditional keyboard and mouse controls.

  • Woman gives 3 Illinois waitresses $5,000 each Feb 5, 2014 10:53 AM
    Three waitresses at an Illinois restaurant say they could only stare in disbelief when a woman over the weekend handed them each a $5,000 check. The owner of the Boone County Family Restaurant in Caledonia, Matt Nebiu, said business was slow Saturday when the customer handed checks to 25-year-old Amy Sabani, 23-year-old Sarah Seckinger and 28-year-old Amber Kariolich. Sabani told the Rockford Register Star that she first thought her check was for $500. But on closer inspection she saw its actual value and refused to take it. Sabani said the woman told the waitresses to use the money for school and “everything else in life.” Seckinger says a last semester to earn her associate degree in criminal justice was too expensive, but she will now return to school.

  • Study: Despite pension reform, Ill. deficit grows Jan 21, 2014 8:11 AM
    Recent pension reform legislation has been hailed as historic and groundbreaking, but the $160 billion savings plan ultimately won’t make much of a dent in the state’s growing deficits, a report released Tuesday says. While the changes to the state’s major public pension systems will eliminate their unfunded liability over the next 25 years, the state’s deficit will increase to $13 billion during that time.

  • Why do lottery players think they can defy odds? Dec 17, 2013 1:52 PM
    It’s the ultimate fantasy: Walk into a store, plunk down a dollar, and with nothing but luck — really extraordinary luck — you win a giant lottery. Suddenly, you’re rich as a sultan with enough money to buy an NBA team or your own island. The odds of that happening, of course, are astronomical. But tell that to the optimists and dreamers across the country who lined up in a last-minute buying frenzy ahead of Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing.

  • Quinn: Best way to campaign is to do the job Nov 27, 2013 8:45 AM
    Pat Quinn says the best way to campaign for the 2014 election is to do his job. The Chicago Democrat wouldn’t say much Tuesday about the fact that potential Republican rival Bruce Rauner has put about $1.25 million of his own money into the four-way GOP primary.

  • Nuclear waste burial debate produces odd alliances Nov 26, 2013 8:28 AM
    Ordinarily, a proposal to bury radioactive waste in a scenic area that relies on tourism would inspire “not in my backyard” protests from local residents — and relief in places that were spared. But conventional wisdom has been turned on its head in the Canadian province of Ontario, where a publicly owned power company wants to entomb waste from its nuclear plants 2,230 feet below the surface and less than a mile from Lake Huron.

  • Dixon City Council poised to approve settlement Oct 16, 2013 6:52 AM
    Officials of the northern Illinois city of Dixon are poised to approve a $40 million settlement in connection with former comptroller Rita Crundwell’s theft of millions of dollars in public money. The Telegraph in Dixon reports the Dixon City Council on Tuesday is expected to give the settlement final approval at a public meeting.

  • Residents fear new O’Hare runway to increase noise Oct 14, 2013 9:43 AM
    Some residents around Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport who are already concerned about the noise levels are worried about the impact of a new runway expected to open this week. The runway opens Thursday. The Chicago Sun-Times reports arrivals at another nearby terminal will jump by more than 50 percent. That’s according to an analysis of city data predictions.

  • Analysis: Health insurance prices for 3 Illinois households Oct 9, 2013 4:12 PM
    How much will an Illinois fast food cook pay for insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law? How about a preschool teacher? Or a freelance writer? Price information has been difficult to come by because of technical glitches on the federal health insurance marketplace where Illinois residents must buy insurance if they want to take advantage of new tax credits that will help them pay the cost.

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