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  1. University of Illinois trustees endorse plan to increase enrollment

    01.20 / 07:28 nwherald.com Nwherald.com - (IL)
    CHICAGO – University of Illinois' board of trustees on Thursday endorsed an ambitious plan from the system's president to increase enrollment by nearly 15 percent at its three campuses over the next five y…
  2. What's next after report on Chicago police?

    01.17 / 04:39 nwherald.com Nwherald.com - (IL)
    CHICAGO – The release of a damning Department of Justice report, which found civil-rights abuses permeate Chicago’s 12,000-officer police force, was in many ways just the start of a process that could take a decade or mor…
  3. Justice Department releases scathing report on Chicago police abuse

    01.13 / 16:50 nwherald.com Nwherald.com - (IL)
    CHICAGO – Institutional problems within the Chicago Police Department have led to serious civil rights violations for years, including racial bias against blacks and a tendency to use excessive force, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report released F…
  4. Madigan re-elected Illinois House speaker, nears U.S. tenure record

    01.12 / 06:32 nwherald.com Nwherald.com - (IL)
    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House re-elected Michael Madigan on Wednesday to a 17th term as its leader, putting him on track to soon become the longest-serving statehouse speaker in modern U.S. history, and he pledged to help find a solution to the state’s ongoing budget sta…
  5. Illinois Senate's budget plan to end deadlock stalls

    01.10 / 07:25 nwherald.com Nwherald.com - (IL)
    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate’s plan to end the nation’s longest state budget deadlock fizzled Monday after Republicans declared they wanted more time to ensure Gov. Bruce Rauner’s demands are met before approving a tax increas…
  6. Despite Trump tweet, anti-violence options for feds limited in Chicago

    01.04 / 06:36 nwherald.com Nwherald.com - (IL)
    CHICAGO – President-elect Donald Trump said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel should ask for federal help if he isn’t able to bring down a homicide count that soared last year to 762 – the most killings in nearly two decades and more than New York and Los Angeles combi…
  7. Municipalities look to opt out of labor laws

    12.30 / 06:59 nwherald.com Nwherald.com - (IL)
    CHICAGO – At least one Cook County municipality has opted out of the looming minimum wage hike and paid sick time laws, and more communities could follow s…
  8. Decatur mother, grown daughter feel bond 36 years after adoption process

    12.25 / 04:22 nwherald.com Nwherald.com - (IL)
    DECATUR – Similarities between a Decatur woman and the newborn she gave up for adoption 36 years ago just keep adding u…
  9. Census Bureau: More people leaving Illinois than any other state

    12.21 / 06:20 nwherald.com Nwherald.com - (IL)
    More people have been leaving Illinois than any other state, according to a report from the United States Census…
  10. Gov. Bruce Rauner eliminates clemency backlog; some cases dated back to 2003

    12.12 / 21:17 nwherald.com Nwherald.com - (IL)
    CHICAGO – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has eliminated a backlog of more than 2,000 clemency requests he inherited from previous a…
  11. 85-year-old Illinois woman still hunting deer after 58 years

    12.10 / 06:45 nwherald.com Nwherald.com - (IL)
    NEOGA – During every hunting season since 1958, Doris McKay, 85, of Neoga, has ventured into the woods in search of d…
  12. University of Illinois says no to sanctuary status for immigrants

    12.06 / 19:25 nwherald.com Nwherald.com - (IL)
    URBANA – The president of the University of Illinois says its three campuses cannot legally serve as sanctuaries for immigrant students illegally living in the country despite pressure to do s…
  13. Rep. Tammy Duckworth unseats Illinois GOP US Sen. Mark Kirk

    11.09 / 02:56 nwherald.com Nwherald.com - (IL)
    CHICAGO – Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth unseated Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Tuesday, delivering a win that her party is banking on as it attempts to retake control of the S…
  14. Rep. Tammy Duckworth unseats GOP Sen. Mark Kirk

    11.09 / 02:20 nwherald.com Nwherald.com - (IL)
    CHICAGO – Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth has unseated Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark K…
  15. WikiLeaks emails: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel used personal email domain

    11.07 / 05:15 nwherald.com Nwherald.com - (IL)
    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel used personal email accounts and a personal email domain to communicate with government officials and political figures, according to a published report based on hacked emails posted by W…
  16. A look at where Illinois U.S. Senate candidates stand

    11.07 / 05:14 nwherald.com Nwherald.com - (IL)
    CHICAGO – Four candidates are running for U.S. Senate in Illinois: Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, Libertarian Kent McMillen and the Green Party’s Scott Sum…
  17. States grapple with how to pick judges without universal system

    11.06 / 05:33 nwherald.com Nwherald.com - (IL)
    CHICAGO – A nurse-turned-law clerk is the only candidate listed on next week’s general election ballot for an open Chicago-area judgeship, even after she was fired from her courthouse job and criminally charged for donning a black robe and presiding over traffic cases that should have been heard by a real jud…
  18. Fallout from Kirk's 'racist' comment weakens bid for 2nd Senate term

    11.01 / 05:17 nwherald.com Nwherald.com - (IL)
    CHICAGO – Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, already facing an uphill battle for re-election, is entering the crucial final week before Election Day weakened by comments about his opponent that critics attacked as racist and “beyond rep…
  19. Kirk, Duckworth participate in first televised Senate debate

    10.28 / 04:45 nwherald.com Nwherald.com - (IL)
    SPRINGFIELD – In a debate packed with testy exchanges, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk ribbed Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth’s family history of military service and she criticized him for previous remarks he made against the president, as the candidates made one of their final pitches to voters Thu…
  20. Watch: 'Madigan: Power, Privilege, Politics,' an Illinois Policy Institute documentary

    10.24 / 22:57 nwherald.com Nwherald.com - (IL)
    “Madigan: Power, Privilege, Politics” is an hourlong documentary about Michael Madigan’s rise to power and the influence he has wielded since becoming Illinois speaker of the house…