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Reports: Envelop containing poison sent to Trump

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Law enforcement officials say an envelope sent to President Donald Trump tested positive this week for the poisonous substance ricin. According to The Washington Post, the envelope was mailed from Canada. It was detected at an…


State Republicans outline allegations against Michael Madigan

SPRINGFIELD – Republicans in the Illinois House on Thursday unveiled a single charge they hope to bring against Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan, accusing him of “conduct unbecoming to a legislator or which constitutes a breach of…

Illinois unemployment rate falls to 11.3%

SPRINGFIELD -- The unemployment rate in Illinois fell to 11.3% in July as the coronavirus pandemic’s grip on the state’s economy showed signs of easing. The Illinois Department of Employment Security said the number of nonfarm jobs in…

Illinois COVID-19 tests exceed 50K in last 24 hours

SPRINGFIELD -- State laboratories processed more than 50,000 COVID-19 tests over the last 24 hours, resulting in 2,295 new cases of the disease, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced Wednesday. As of this report, there have…

Illinois AG joins lawsuit against United States Postal Service

SPRINGFIELD — Operational shifts undertaken by the United States Postal Service in recent weeks, including spending cuts and equipment removal, are illegal, Illinois’ top lawyer and 13 other attorneys general argued in a federal lawsuit…