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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Failure to pay debts on time has cost Illinois $1 billion in late-payment penalties. The debt-transparency report Monday also shows that in addition to the backlog, there's roughly $2.3 billion the General Assembly never approved spending. Comptroller...
CAHOKIA, Ill. (AP) — Two people are being treated for minor injuries after a helicopter crashed at an Illinois airport near St. Louis. The accident happened around 11:30 a.m. Monday at the St. Louis Downtown Airport. Despite its name, the airport is in Cahokia, Illinois, just...
CHICAGO (AP) — Public health experts say neighborhoods in Chicago's south and west sides are becoming "pharmacy deserts," with limited access to pharmacies. Data obtained by the Chicago Tribune shows that as of mid-2017 there were about 500 active pharmacies in Chicago. But...
MONTGOMERY, Ill. (AP) — Carl Buddig & Co. says it has purchased the former Butterball facility in Montgomery outside Chicago that has been vacant since July. Officials with the Homewood-based lunch meat and specialty meat company say they will create 250 to 300 new jobs in...
CHICAGO (AP) — Many Illinois hospitals whose budgets rely heavily on Medicaid funding are bracing for a financial hit, as the states revamps a formula to distribute the money. The Chicago Tribune reports that among the state's 22 safety net hospitals is St. Bernard, where more...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Springfield's Lincoln Home National Historic Site is closed due to the federal government shutdown. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that a recorded message on the home's phone line says the park is closed and will reopen once the...
GARY, Ind. (AP) — The Gary/Chicago International Airport is launching a new website . Officials at the northwest Indiana airport, located about 30 miles (48 kilometers) from downtown Chicago, bill the new site as user-friendly. They say it will provide "critical information" for...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The state of Illinois is looking for volunteers to welcome visitors and give tours at the newly renovated Illinois Executive Mansion. The governor's residence in Springfield has been undergoing a complete, privately funded restoration. The home is...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Springfield-area jail will increase mental health services offered to inmates. The (Springfield) State-Journal Register reports that the Sangamon County Sheriff's Office is increasing the number of qualified mental health professionals at the jail from...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana on Monday became the first state to bar telecommunications companies from receiving...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Southern California authorities on Monday went tent to tent telling the homeless living in...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who embezzled at least $380,500 from a University of Missouri fraternity has been...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix once fought fiercely for net neutrality, fearing that its online video service would...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Mexican Uber driver living in the U.S. illegally was charged Monday with raping, assaulting...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley says he wants a change in state law so that there...