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Officials of a city in central Illinois are creating a community board to review public complaints against its police department.

Caterpillar is reporting a 46 percent jump in profits, during its second quarter of 2017.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has summoned lawmakers into special session to settle the public education funding issue weeks before the school bell is set to ring.

DuPage County Board Vice Chairman John Curran has been appointed to fill the Illinois Senate seat held by GOP leader Christine Radogno before she announced her resignation last month. 

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago is creating a new unit to prosecute health care fraud.

The hit movie that resurrected the memory of the Rockford Peaches is 25 and it still inspires.

Fans of fair food such as corn dogs and funnel cakes will get the chance to really pig out at this year's Illinois State Fair - and win a prize for doing it.

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CHICAGO (AP) - The Democratic Illinois Senate president wants Gov. Bruce Rauner to forgo his planned veto of education-funding legislation. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he will call lawmakers into special session to deal with public school funding if they don't send him legislation on the issue by Monday.

A coalition of social-service providers owed money by Illinois state government is seeking more time to appeal its lawsuit to the Illinois Supreme Court. 

Fire departments across Illinois are receiving nearly $2.7 million in federal grants to help pay for equipment and training.

Illinois public health officials say the state has confirmed its first human case of West Nile virus this year.

Flood levels along two northern Illinois rivers looked to be falling after flooding this week but another round of rain has them rising again.

Chicago Public Schools officials are promising that school will open on time regardless of whether a critical funding law is enacted. 

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URBANA, Ill. (AP) - An arraignment is scheduled for a 28-year-old man charged in the abduction of a University of Illinois scholar from China. 

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CHICAGO (AP)- A man who says Dennis Hastert sexually abused him when he was a teen says he didn't ask to be notified of the former House speaker's release from prison and remains intent on moving on with his life.

A community health clinic in Peoria is one of ten organizations in Illinois to get major funding from the federal government.

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Big Yellow is at the White House. 

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ALGONQUIN, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has added Cook County to a state disaster proclamation amid flooding in the northern portion of the state and warned that evacuations could take place this week.

The son of billionaire Warren Buffett is helping a rural Illinois city halt its declining population.

Forecasters say flooding in north-suburban Chicago could worsen over the weekend as water flows down rivers into the state from Wisconsin.

Dickson Mounds Museum will feature "Snakes, Lizards and More" for its Kids' Day presentation on Sunday. 

Illinois lawmakers have an ironic strategy for digging out of debt: taking on more of it.

Southern Illinois University trustees have appointed a University of Alberta nanotechnology scientist as chancellor of the Carbondale campus.

A credit ratings agency has removed Illinois from a credit watch since legislators approved a budget and ended a more than two-year impasse. 

Investigators say surveillance cameras at the University of Illinois helped find a suspect in the disappearance of a Chinese scholar. 

The state of Illinois has officially given human resources departments the information they need to start deducting more from workers' paychecks.

The Illinois attorney general has issued guidance for law enforcement agencies in the state on a law to improve response to sexual assault and abuse. 

Nineteen aquariums across the U.S. are partnering in an effort to reduce plastic pollution in the Great Lakes, rivers and oceans.

A proposed football performance center at the University of Illinois is expected to cost about $79.2 million to build.