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Madison Bondi | Posted 10.01.2013 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

The pension crisis still has no solution, and as each day passes, the Illinois taxpayers are the ones who pay the piper -- literally. It's cost ‪‎taxpayers‬ $21 billion since 2000, and it's only getting worse.

Illinois Flirts With Its Own Sandy Hook

David Ormsby | Posted 02.27.2013 | Chicago
David Ormsby

When the governor proposes his FY 2014 budget in March, rather pushing another round of mental health funding cuts, Quinn needs to recommend more money for mental health care.

Four Teens Charged In Illinois Hate Crime

Posted 08.10.2011 | Chicago

Four Hispanic teenagers were charged with a hate crime Thursday, after allegedly attacking two black teens in Moline, Ill. Moline police were calle...

Man Accused Of Threatening President Obama, Local Muslims With Fake Bomb Deemed Fit For Trial

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — An explosives-trained Army veteran accused of strapping a fake bomb to his body during a threat-filled day that ended wit...

Five-Year-Old In Spiderman Pajamas Scoots To Friend's House On Illinois Highway

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. — Clad in Spiderman pajamas, a 5-year-old southern Illinois boy on a scooter had someplace to be. And he apparently wasn't goi...

Downstate Illinois Hair Salon Burglarized Before Grand Opening

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. — Police said a hair salon didn't even have its grand opening before being burglarized. Investigators said Sunday's break-in a...

Move Over Illinois Human Services, Illinois School Districts Are Newest Victim in Illinois Budget Crisis

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Human services were the Democrats' budget problem. Suburban and downstate school districts are now largely the Republicans' budget problem.