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Count of homes damaged in Ill. expected to grow
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — At least 900 homes in Illinois were either destroyed or badly damaged by Sunday's tornadoes, a figure that state officials say is likely to grow.Continued ...
Illinois regulators looking for health care scams
CHICAGO (AP) — Background checks have turned up three felons trying to get certified to help Illinoisans sign up for health insurance, state regulators told a governor's task force Tuesday.Continued ...
Ill. survivors shaken by deadly Illinois tornadoes
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nestled among the quiet fields of corn and beans that dominate the southwest Illinois landscape, Joe Hoy's llamas, ducks, rabbits and goats provided a cherished soundtrack for his neighbors and were a source of fascination for area children who would stop by to see them.Continued ...
Chicago agency's pension reform could be test case
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — As pressure mounts on Illinois lawmakers to solve the state's pension crisis, the passage of reforms for Chicago park district employees is being held up as an example of a cooperative approach, even as it poses a dilemma for Gov. Pat Quinn, a vocal supporter of reform.Continued ...
Largest Illinois insurer reacts to Obama's shift
CHICAGO (AP) — With President Barack Obama shifting course Thursday to allow insurers to renew health plans they planned to cancel, Illinois regulators and the state's largest health insurance company found the ball in their court.Continued ...
Prosecutors respond to Blagojevich appeal
CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors have responded to Rod Blagojevich's appeal of his corruption conviction, challenging the notion that the behavior that landed the disgraced former Illinois governor behind bars was run-of-the-mill political horse-trading.Continued ...
- TV pitchman jailed after jurors find him guilty
- Food stamp outreach boosting Illinois Medicaid
- Ex-Ill. judge pleads guilty to heroin, gun counts
- Gun bill stopped; Ill. lawmakers leave work undone
- Ill. lawmakers OK tax breaks, but no pension deal
- Illinois lawmakers vote to allow gay marriages
- Pension deal elusive in final days of fall session
- Gaming board won't let casinos stay open 24 hours
- Concerns over Ill. gambling expansion resurface
- Ill. lawmakers off to slow start in fall session
- Courthouse drug scandal spurs bids for retrials
- Health care law turns to social media in Illinois
- Prosecutors: Man gave heroin to judge almost daily
- Quinn pleased court will hear appeal on pay case
- Count of homes damaged in Ill. expected to grow