Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne during Rahm Emanuel's inaugural ceremonies.

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

News Local/State - November 14, 2014

Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne Dies

Jane Byrne, Chicago's 1st and only female mayor, has died at the age of 81.

James Kilgore

(Photo courtesy James Kilgore)

News Local/State - November 14, 2014

Kilgore Could Return To U Of I, Following Trustees’ Decision

James Kilgore could return to teaching at the University of Illinois, despite controversy over a past felony conviction. The Board of Trustees has said it’s leaving decisions on hiring him to those at the campus level.

U of I Trustees Chair Chris Kennedy

(Hannah Meisel/WILL)

News Local/State - November 14, 2014

Kennedy To Leave U of I Board In January

University of Illinois Chairman Christopher Kennedy says he plans to leave the school's board of trustees when his term ends in January.

Senator Mary Landrieu spoke Wednesday about getting congressional approval for the XL pipeline.

(J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

News National/International - November 13, 2014

Congress Will Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline, With An Eye On Louisiana

Two bills that would authorize building the controversial Keystone XL pipeline will soon come to a vote in Congress, as their sponsors head toward a runoff election to decide who will win the Senate race.

Farmer Lin Warfel stands on his farm in front of a drainage area

photo by Claire Everett

News Local/State - November 13, 2014

Farmers Tell EPA To Ditch The Rule

The public comment window for the Waters of the U.S. rule is set to close on Friday – more than half a year after the regulation was first introduced by the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers.

News Local/State - November 12, 2014

State Works Through Medical Marijuana Applications

The more than 370 applications to operate medical marijuana cultivation centers and dispensaries in Illinois are being whittled down.  Licenses could be awarded before the end of the year.

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