May 31, 2013

New Will County Airport Advances in Illinois House

After decades of debate over adding a third airport to the Chicago area, the Illinois House of Representatives has passed a measure that will allow for the construction and operation of a new airport to be located in Will County.


May 30, 2013

Gov. Quinn Praises House-Approved Fracking Bill

Gov. Pat Quinn, a manufacturers' association and representatives from the oil and gas industry are praising a measure to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling in Illinois.


May 30, 2013

I-57 Closure at C-U Postponed

The scheduled Thursday night closure of a stretch of I-57 in southwest Champaign has been postponed.


May 30, 2013

Would-be Chicago Backpack Bomber Gets 23 years

A federal judge has sentenced a Lebanese immigrant to 23 years in prison for placing a backpack he believed contained a bomb along a bustling street near the Chicago Cubs' baseball stadium.


Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford
(Sean Powers/WILL)
May 30, 2013

Rutherford to Launch Gubernatorial Bid

After months of rumors, Republican Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford is announcing a run for governor in 2014, with a series of stops scheduled around the state next week.


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