The Associated Press


The Wait Continues
10:22 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Top Scorers for Medical Marijuana Licenses in Illinois

Documents show Pat Quinn was ready to grant at least a dozen medical marijuana licenses before leaving the governor's office but didn't complete the task.
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Documents obtained by the Associated Press include a list of top-scoring applicants for marijuana cultivation licenses, sorted by state police district.

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4:57 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Yemeni Al-Qaida Leader Claims Responsibility For Paris Attack

A top leader of Yemen's al-Qaida branch has claimed responsibility for last week's attack on a Paris newspaper, when two masked gunmen killed 12 people, including much of the weekly's editorial staff and two police officers.

Nasr al-Ansi, a top commander of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP as the branch is known, appeared in an 11-minute Internet video posted Wednesday, saying that the massacre at Charlie Hebdo was in "vengeance for the prophet." The paper had published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, which is considered an insult in Islam.

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Republican Takes Oath of Office
3:53 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Text of Bruce Rauner's Inaugural Speech

Bruce Rauner
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Bruce Rauner has been sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

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Sierra Club Continues its Fight
5:59 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

FutureGen Decision Headed to Court

An artist's rendering of the project.

The Sierra Club is appealing an Illinois regulatory agency’s conclusion that the pollution controls for the FutureGen project are adequate.

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State will Appeal Ruling
2:53 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Judge Finds Reductions in Illinois Pension Benefits Unconstitutional

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An Illinois judge has ruled that a law intended to fix the nation's worst-funded state employee pensions violates the state Constitution.

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Lawsuit Filed by Labor Unions
1:01 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Court Challenge to Illinois Pension Reform

Illinois labor unions have filed a lawsuit seeking a new plan to reduce the state's $100 billion pension shortfall declared unconstitutional.

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Clean Coal Project
3:30 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

FutureGen Project Faces Lawsuit

Artist concept of FutureGen Power Plant
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The Sierra Club has filed a federal lawsuit aimed at tightening the pollution controls planned for the FutureGen clean-coal project in western Illinois.

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Order from the ICC
11:00 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Rate Cut for Ameren Illinois

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Ameren Illinois is being told to reduce its distribution rates for next year for its electricity customers.

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Sentencing This Fall
10:01 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Guilty Plea in Galesburg Fatal Crash

Lakeesha Smith
Credit City of Galesburg

A Galesburg woman has pleaded guilty in connection with a hit-and-run  collision that killed a Knox College student last October.

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Facility Plans Stolen
6:14 pm
Wed June 26, 2013

Prison Problems in Ft Madison

A drawing of the new Ft Madison prison, which is scheduled to open next year
Credit Jason Parrott

An Iowa Corrections Department spokesman said a break-in at a prison construction site in Fort Madison resulted in the theft of computers and software that detail facility drawings.

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