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Trump, Pritzker push to improve apprenticeships

By Cole Lauterbach The Center Square SPRINGFIELD - They may agree on next to nothing, but Gov. J.B. Pritzker and President Donald Trump are both working to improve the availability of apprenticeship programs to help fill the need for…

Illinois National Guard sends 400 to Afghanistan

By Benjamin Yount The Center Square CHICAGO - Illinois is sending its largest contingent of National Guard troops in about a decade to Afghanistan. Nearly 400 troops with the 178th Infantry Regiment left over the weekend. They will…

DeKalb city clerk refuses to resign

By Jenna Dooley WNIJ News DeKALB - Lynn Fazekas is speaking out after Mayor Jerry Smith asked her to step aside from her role as clerk of the City of DeKalb. According to an email sent to media outlets including WNIJ, Fazekas said…

UIC opens new $43M engineering building

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — The University of Illinois at Chicago has opened a new $43 million engineering facility. The university held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday at the 57,500-square-foot (5,342-square-meter)…

Illinois Tollway wins award for excellence

Staff Report DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. - The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), on Monday, announced Illinois Tollway has been awarded the 2019 Toll Excellence Award for Toll Operations, Engineering and Maintenance…

Florida expert called to capture Chicago alligator

By The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — An expert from Florida has been summoned to Chicago to help authorities catch an elusive alligator in a public lagoon. Sections of Humboldt Park are closed Monday while the search continues for…

Pritzker seeks agriculture disaster declaration

By The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker is seeking a federal agriculture disaster declaration for all of Illinois following the state's soggy planting season. Pritzker says in his request to the U.S.…