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Democrats Propose 1-Month Budget; Rauner Ready to Nix It

Democrats Propose 1-Month Budget; Rauner Ready to Nix It

Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner appeared ready Tuesday to reject a Democratic proposal aimed at keeping state... Read »

Jun 30, 2015
Attack of the Leap Second: Sites Crash Tuesday

Attack of the Leap Second: Sites Crash Tuesday

Amazon Web Services (AWS), which provides the Internet infrastructure for major sites like Instagram and Pinterest —... Read »

3 hours ago
How State Budget Cuts Could Affect Residents

How State Budget Cuts Could Affect Residents

An Illinois state government shutdown looms as lawmakers work to pass a budget before the end of the day. Read »

Jun 30, 2015
Suit: Woman With Crohn’s Disease Denied Bathroom Access

Suit: Woman With Crohn’s Disease Denied Bathroom Access

A lawsuit has been filed against two Chicago-area businesses that allegedly denied bathroom access to a woman with... Read »

Jun 30, 2015
Chris Christie Announces Presidential Run to 'Change the World'

Chris Christie Announces Presidential Run to 'Change the World'

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opened his 2016 campaign for president Tuesday and, never one to aim small, declared... Watch »

Jun 30, 2015
Illinois Teacher Fired for Stepping on US Flag

Illinois Teacher Fired for Stepping on US Flag

An eastern Illinois teacher has been fired for stepping on a small U.S. flag during a lesson last month. Read »

Jun 30, 2015
Nike Chairman, Co-Founder Phil Knight to Step Down in 2016

Nike Chairman, Co-Founder Phil Knight to Step Down in 2016

Nike co-founder Phil Knight will step down from his position as chairman of the sportswear juggernaut in 2016, the... Read »

Jun 30, 2015
White House Fence to Get Metal Spikes

White House Fence to Get Metal Spikes

The Secret Service said it will begin installing sharp metal spikes on the White House fence to improve security and... Read »

Jun 30, 2015
Phil Mickelson Is Gambling Client in Laundering Case: Sources

Phil Mickelson Is Gambling Client in Laundering Case: Sources

Championship golfer Phil Mickelson is the "unnamed gambling client" who wired $2.7 million to a man... Read »

Jun 30, 2015
Lightning Strike Sends Friends to Hospital, Kills Dog Named Rambo

Lightning Strike Sends Friends to Hospital, Kills Dog Named Rambo

Jonathan Hardman is mourning the loss of his German Shepherd, Rambo, after they were both struck by lightening while... Watch »

4 hours ago
Rauner Cuts Spending From Already-Approved Projects

Rauner Cuts Spending From Already-Approved Projects

Gov. Bruce Rauner has cut $68 million in already-funded road construction or other bricks-and-mortar projects. Read »

Jun 30, 2015
Rauner Personnel Agency Says Full Payroll Could Be Met

Rauner Personnel Agency Says Full Payroll Could Be Met

A letter obtained by The Associated Press shows that Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's personnel agency has concluded... Watch »

Jun 30, 2015
Saad Traded to Blue Jackets

Saad Traded to Blue Jackets

In an astonishing twist, the Chicago Blackhawks have sent winger Brandon Saad to the Columbus Blue Jackets in a... Read »

Jun 30, 2015
Report: Nordstrom Given Qualifying Offer by Hawks

Report: Nordstrom Given Qualifying Offer by Hawks

The Chicago Blackhawks gave qualifying offers to several of their restricted free agents, including Dennis Rasmussen... Read »

Jun 30, 2015
CPS Makes Full $634 Million Pension Payment

CPS Makes Full $634 Million Pension Payment

Chicago Public Schools made the full payment of $634 million to the teachers' pension fund before the midnight... Watch »

Jun 30, 2015
Chick-fil-A, Texas Roadhouse Are America's Favorite Restaurants

Chick-fil-A, Texas Roadhouse Are America's Favorite Restaurants

Eating out tonight? Chick-fil-A and Texas Roadhouse are two of America's most popular chain restaurants, according... Read »

Jun 30, 2015
Harvard Athlete Among 1st Openly Transgender Swimmers

Harvard Athlete Among 1st Openly Transgender Swimmers

Schuyler Bailar was a star recruit for the women's swimming team at Harvard University, a tough competitor with... Read »

Jun 30, 2015
Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves Born at Brookfield Zoo

Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves Born at Brookfield Zoo

Officials of a suburban Chicago zoo say the birth of a litter of Mexican gray wolves marks a major milestone in the... Read »

Jun 30, 2015
House Won't Vote on Chicago Schools Pension Relief Bill

House Won't Vote on Chicago Schools Pension Relief Bill

The sponsor of a bill to give Chicago Public Schools a 40-day reprieve for making a $634 million pension payment... Read »

Jun 30, 2015

"Ghost Wheel" Bounces Through Restaurant Window

Customers scrambled for cover and an employee climbed onto a table Sunday to avoid a fast-moving tire that bounced... Watch »

Jun 30, 2015

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