By: Charlie Schlenker
Reaction to the Obama administration move to normalize relations with Cuba is mixed. U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock of Peoria says the decision makes other countries wonder what the United States stands for.
An audit has found that Illinois does a poor job monitoring and tracking children who run away from foster homes.
The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state's unemployment rate fell in November to its lowest level since June 2008, hitting 6.4 percent.
Republican legislative leaders say the only way to name a four-year replacement for late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka is through an appointment by Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner. Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin released a statement.
Two Illinois brothers have pleaded guilty in what federal authorities say was a $6.1 million tax fraud scheme. U.S.
Gov. Pat Quinn is calling Illinois lawmakers back to Springfield to consider a 2016 special election to replace late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. Quinn says the special session will be Jan. 8. He says that will give voters a chance to weigh in.
By: Willis Kern
McLean County Sheriff's deputies are heartened by donations aimed at replenishing a drained holiday fund designated for charities.
The Bloomington-based Illinois State High School Association says fans of high school basketball will soon be able to watch state-title games from six decades online.
President Barack Obama has signed legislation naming a veterans' clinic after a late Illinois congressman. U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk, and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos announced that Obama signed the bipartisan legislation naming the facility the Lane A.
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