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  • Indiana gets first Big Ten win in Wilson era

    Indiana gets first Big Ten win in Wilson era
    CHAMPAIGN — The weight of a losing season seems obvious to Illinois coach Tim Beckman. "I've lost 22 pounds," he said. "You think I like losing? I haven't been around it. I hate it." Saturday's 31-17 Homecoming loss to Indiana only added to the...
  • Ryder Cup brings golf elite & tourism to Chicago suburbs

    Ryder Cup brings golf elite & tourism to Chicago suburbs
    A rare event is set for the Chicago suburbs later this week when the Ryder Cup golf tournament comes to Medinah Country Club.  Some economic experts say the tournament could bring around $130 million in revenue to the area.  That's about the same...
  • Illinois corporate tax credits swelled to $161 million in 2011

    When lawmakers raised taxes on Illinois residents and businesses, they also increased corporate income tax breaks for a select group of companies. In 2011, businesses were eligible to claim about $161 million in tax credits — double from the...
  • Business leaders come out in support of gay marriage in Illinois

    Business leaders come out in support of gay marriage in Illinois
    Dozens of Illinois business leaders and several companies publicly endorsed gay marriage Sunday in an attempt to reignite the issue after a proposed bill failed to get traction in Springfield this month. State lawmakers aren't scheduled to be at the...
  • Illinois Dems come out swinging at DNC

    Illinois Dems come out swinging at DNC
    As the Democratic National Convention began its first full day of events in Charlotte, North Carolina,  Illinois delegates came out swinging against the GOP. At a morning meeting of the Illinois delegation, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky blasted republican U....
  • Investigation into siblings deaths five months apart

    Investigation into siblings deaths five months apart
    Police in Lake County are investigating the mysterious deaths of a brother and sister within a five month period. The half-siblings had the same father but grew up in different households. Six-month old Desire Thompson died December 28th after being...
  • One defendant, yet three sides to Rod Blagojevich

    Rod Blagojevich fancies himself a student of history, one reason he argued at his corruption retrial last week that efforts to leverage a U.S. Senate vacancy into a Cabinet post or other influential job for him were part of a grand tradition in American...
  • Illinois House expels Rep. Derrick Smith over bribery charge

    Illinois House expels Rep. Derrick Smith over bribery charge
    State lawmakers today kicked out a West Side Democrat accused of taking a $7,000 bribe, marking the first expulsion from the Illinois House since 1905. Rep. Derrick Smith failed to show up to defend himself or hear his fellow House lawmakers condemn...
  • Madigan pensions amendment advances in Illinois House

    Madigan pensions amendment advances in Illinois House
    House Speaker Michael Madigan today won committee approval of a proposal to ask voters to make it tougher to sweeten pensions in Illinois. The Chicago Democrat and state party leader said he expected to call the proposed constitutional amendment for a...
  • Priest scrutinized in property transaction

    Priest scrutinized in property transaction
    By her bedside, Waleria Krzemien kept a photograph of her trusted pastor, the Rev. Thaddeus Dzieszko of St. Constance Roman Catholic Church on Chicago's Northwest Side. Now authorities are examining the circumstances under which "Father Ted" became...
  • Wisconsin Gov. Walker talks recall in Springfield

    Wisconsin Gov. Walker talks recall in Springfield
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made a campaign stop in Springfield today as he faces a June recall election, drawing a protest of more than 3,500 people. The controversial Republican governor took a jab at Illinois state government, which continues to be...