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ROCKFORD — Seven business people, led by SupplyCore CEO Peter Provenzano, have established a political action committee that will bankroll candidates who aspire to put the community's needs above their own and are transparent in their political dealings. Rockford Regional Good Government PAC was established in May and will start its work in the coming weeks, Provenzano said, as he and others stock the PAC fund with cash. “We're going to have roughly...

Updated Aug 29, 2016 at 4:07 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County officials say they expect to issue the 10,000th marriage license to a same-sex couple this week. Cook County Clerk David Orr held a news conference Monday morning along with state lawmakers and civil right...

Posted Aug 29, 2016 at 2:30 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago transportation official has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after he was convicted of taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts to a company in Phoenix. U.S. District Judge...

Updated Aug 29, 2016 at 11:52 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed measures that would increase wages for workers who care for those with developmental disabilities and expand a child care program for low-income families. The Republican governor...

Posted Aug 29, 2016 at 10:00 AM

The following stories are among today's top news of central Illinois.

Updated Aug 29, 2016 at 9:03 AM

The Illinois law that locks in tuition rates for in-state students appears to have the unintended effect of driving up tuition for out-of-state students and fees for all, according to a pair of studies from University of Illinois researchers.

Updated Aug 29, 2016 at 6:35 AM

This story is for release Sunday and thereafter: SPRINGFIELD — The question of whether temperature can have an impact on life span and overall health is at the center of a National Institute of Aging grant awarded to...

Updated Aug 27, 2016 at 9:14 PM

State Supreme Court rules 4-3 that Indendent Maps amendment can't be on the Nov. 8 ballot.

Updated Aug 26, 2016 at 5:59 PM

CHILLICOTHE — Most all central Illinois schools have been open for almost two weeks. St. Edward's School in Chillicothe opens a week from Monday. Better late than never. "Our teachers have been incredible," said Mike...

Updated Aug 26, 2016 at 5:44 PM

When Lisa Creason was a 19-year-old single mom, she robbed a Subway shop. Or, at least, she tried to. One evening in 1993, she walked in without a plan, without an ultimatum, and demanded money from the cash register. When she was denied, she...

Posted Aug 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM

The following stories are among today's top news of central Illinois.

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