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Illinois Patients Continue Nursing Home Care Waits

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois audit has found that more than half of those seeking state-paid nursing home care have been waiting more than 90 days for a decision on their cases. Read more »

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Senators Push for Federal Action on Asian Carp

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois' two U.S. senators are pressing federal officials to take action against the threat of Asian carp and other invasive species. Read More »

July Ties Record for Coolest Ever in Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The state climatologist says last month's relative chilly temperatures tied the record for the coolest July in recorded Illinois history. And as data are revised he says it's likely this July will break the record. Read More »

Hyundai Recalls More Than 419K Vehicles

DETROIT (AP) - Hyundai is recalling more than 419,000 cars and SUVs to fix suspension, brake and oil leak problems. Read More »

Harley Recalls Bikes for Ignition Switch Problem

DETROIT (AP) - Ignition switch problems that have plagued General Motors and Chrysler have now turned up in the motorcycle business. Read More »

New Report Questions Chemical Security

WSIL -- In the wake of September 11th, the government took a closer look at protecting chemical sites from terrorism. The idea was to boost security for thousands of plants across the country, including many in Illinois. However, a new report says little has been done. Read More »

Coal Dust Limit to Try to Combat Black Lung

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Initial requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor's coal dust rule become effective Friday. It was proposed in 2010. Read More »

State Fair Grandstand Won't Be Fixed for Opening

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois State Fair officials say repairs to the grandstand roof won't be done by the time the fair opens next week, but the grandstand will be safe. Read More »

Illinois Workers' Compensation Rates To Drop

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says the state's workers' compensation insurance rates will drop 5.5 percent next year. Read More »

11,000 Kawasaki Vehicles Recalled for Injury Risk

NEW YORK (AP) - About 11,000 Kawasaki off-road vehicles are being recalled because debris can cut through the foot rest area and hurt riders' legs. Read More »

Illinois Medicaid Restricts Use of Hepatitis Drug

CHICAGO (AP) - Medicaid patients must meet 25 criteria and get prior approval before the government health care program will pay for Sovaldi. Read More »

Police Search for Trucker After Fatal I-70 Wreck

TROY, Ill. (AP) - Illinois State Police are searching for a tractor-trailer driver who they say drove off after being involved in an accident that left another motorist dead. Read More »

Fisherman Catches Alligator in Missouri Pond

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - A man fishing in a small subdivision pond in suburban St. Louis might have expected to catch bass or crappie, but certainly not an alligator. Read More »

Lawsuit Against Quinn Back in Court in October

CHICAGO (AP) - A legal battle between an anti-patronage lawyer and Gov. Pat Quinn's administration will return to federal court less than two weeks before voters will decide if they want to re-elect the Chicago Democrat. Read More »

Suzuki Recalls Nearly 26,000 Cars for Fire Risk

DETROIT (AP) - Suzuki is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in the U.S. because the daytime running light modules can overheat and could cause a fire. Read More »

St. Clair County OKs $7M Medical Marijuana Plan

MARISSA, Ill. (AP) - A southwestern Illinois county has signed off on a planned $7-million medical marijuana venture near the town of Marissa. Read More »

Illinois to Ask Voters About Taxing Millionaires

BERWYN, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing voters to weigh in on whether Illinois millionaires should pay more income tax. Read More »

Number of Lambert Passengers Declines

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Passenger numbers are down slightly at Lambert Airport in St. Louis. Read More »

Insurers Owe More Than $8M in Refunds in Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) - The federal government says more than 108,000 Illinois health insurance customers will benefit from more than $8 million in refunds because of a provision of the nation's health care law. Read More »

Emerald Ash Borer Found in Central Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Department of Agriculture says the destructive emerald ash borer has been found in two central Illinois counties. Read More »

Ruling: Records in Bloomington Case Are Public

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office says the Illinois State Police must hand over records requested by the Pantagraph newspaper in Bloomington in the investigation of a former police office. Read More »

Memorial Honoring Injured Veterans Under Way in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new memorial is rising near the National Mall that will be the first in Washington dedicated to veterans who come home with life-changing injuries. Read More »

Illinois Patients to Docs: 'What About Marijuana?'

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois doctors, nursing homes, hospitals and hospice organizations are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state's new medical marijuana program. Read More »

Missouri Man Arrested for Child Sex Abuse

ORAN, MO -- A man in southeast Missouri is accused of sex crimes against a child. Read More »

Goodwill, Feds Investigate Possible Data Breach

NEW YORK (AP) — Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach. Read More »

Court OKS FutureGen Financing Plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A court says state regulators can force Illinois electricity customers to help pay for the $1.6-billion FutureGen project. Read More »

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