Illinois Lawmakers Sue to Get Paid Despite State Budget MessSix state representatives filed a lawsuit Friday demanding the Illinois comptroller cut them paychecks they haven't seen since May.
Illinois Lawmakers Vote to Spare 2 Nuclear PlantsThe Senate endorsed the measure, praised as a forward-looking, clean-energy plan and lambasted as a bailout for a massive, profitable corporation, on a 32-18 vote just an hour after the House OK'd it 63-38.
VIDEO: Drunken Driver Gets 13 Years for Hitting Illinois TrooperA woman driving without a license because of previous drunken driving offenses who struck and critically injured an Illinois state trooper has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.
Illinois House OKs Exelon Subsidy Plan, Moves to SenateProponents say it will cost consumers less than 25 cents a month in exchange for reliable power and saved jobs.
Last-Minute Exelon Subsidy Plan Goes to Illinois House FloorThe Energy Committee voted 9-1 late Wednesday evening to advance the legislation that funnels $235 million a year to power-producing giant Exelon Corp. for 13 years.
Missouri Ranks in Top 10 for DiabetesOut of 190 metropolitan areas studied, St. Louis had the 75th highest diabetes rate at 12.3 percent.
Seven Charged in Plaza Frontenac RobberyThey're accused of being in a group that entered the Saks Fifth Avenue at Plaza Frontenac just after it opened Saturday.
Eight Charged in Plaza Frontenac Theft, High Speed ChaseThe group is believed to be responsible for nearly $2 million worth of stolen merchandise from high end retailers across the Midwest.
Imprisoned Hastert Fights for Tax-Covered PensionThe ex-U.S. House speaker is now pointing to a technicality to argue that a state body should restore his $17,000-a-year teacher's pension that it yanked after his April 27 sentencing.
Don't Forget Small Business SaturdayYou're encouraged to tweet your favorite small business using the hashtag #ShopSmall.
LEAP Alert Cancelled for Arkansas Man Traveling to IllinoisIllinois State Police issued a LEAP alert, saying Leslie Schwebke was supposed to arrive around 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday from Cherokee Village, Arkansas.
People Line Streets to Honor Illinois Soldier Who Was KilledPfc. Tyler R. Iubelt of Tamaroa died from injuries inflicted by an improvised explosive device at Bagram Airfield on Nov. 12.

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