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J.B. Pritzker elected Illinois governor in landslide

CHICAGO (AP) — Democrat J.B. Pritzker, a billionaire who campaigned on making wealthy taxpayers pay more in income taxes as part of a plan to move Illinois past the political bitterness of the past four years, was elected governor Tuesday…

Campaign staffers sue J.B. Pritzker for discrimination

CHICAGO - A group of African-American and Latino campaign staffers have filed federal discrimination charges against billionaire J.B. Pritzker, Democratic hopeful for Illinois governor. The suit alleges Pritzker’s campaign routinely…

NIU to open sustainability research hub with U of I

DEKALB - Northern Illinois University will be the fourth research hub for the Illinois Innovation Network. This hub will be part of a research network that spans three University of Illinois campuses, each focused on different subjects.…

Review sought in Lincoln foundation hat controversy

A member of the Illinois Legislative Audit Commission is looking to get the state’s Auditor General to review the operations of the private foundation that supports the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield.…

Illinois Uber drivers get cash from settlement

People who drove for Uber in 2016 may be getting $100 from Illinois' attorney general. Illinois' share of the nearly $150 million settlement with Uber is translating into $100 checks for drivers. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan…

Transfer students making their mark at NIU

Community colleges are a major source of transfer students in northern Illinois. Students earn an associate's degree and continue their education at NIU for their bachelor's. The latest enrollment count shows an eight percent drop in new…

Illinois records its first West Nile virus in 2018

OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — A senior citizen living in LaSalle County is the first person to die in Illinois this year of West Nile virus. The person, who wasn't identified Wednesday by the Illinois Department of Public Health, became sick…

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