• ComEd seeks rate hike to help pay for Smart Grid

    CHICAGO (AP) — Commonwealth Edison wants another rate increase to help offset the costs of modernizing Illinois' electric grid.
    UPDATED: April 16, 2014 - 4:27 pm
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    April 16, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Official says it's right time for forensic audit

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    April 16, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Hot models at this year's New York Auto Show

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    April 16, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Durbin banks more than $6M for 2014 Senate bid

    CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has banked more than $6 million for his 2014 re-election campaign.
    April 16, 2014 - 4:21 pm
  • Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shaken by the advances of newer, sportier rivals, the Toyota Camry is trying to shed its vanilla reputation.
    April 16, 2014 - 3:16 pm
  • Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    BOSTON (AP) — Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpac ...
    April 16, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • Kirk will campaign for Oberweis in Senate race

    QUINCY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he'll now campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis, weeks after saying he wouldn't actively c ...
    April 16, 2014 - 3:07 pm
  • Illinois-based Astellas to pay $7.3M settlement

    NORTHBROOK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department announced Wednesday that an Illinois-based pharmaceutical company will pay $7.3 million to resolve alleg ...
    April 16, 2014 - 3:07 pm
  • Oregon factory expanding: Woods to add 23 jobs

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    April 16, 2014 - 2:43 pm
  • Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines

    NEW YORK (AP) — Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business.
    April 16, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • Classes resume at high school rocked by stabbings

    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:35 am
  • Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

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    April 16, 2014 - 10:38 am
  • A year after explosion, West is on the mend

    WEST, Texas — Two flags, tattered by an explosion blocks away, have flown at half-staff at the Emergency Medical Services station since shortly after ...
    April 16, 2014 - 10:21 am
  • UIC to officially open new baseball stadium

    CHICAGO (AP) — Officials from the University of Illinois at Chicago are preparing to officially unveil the school's new baseball stadium this week.
    April 16, 2014 - 9:58 am

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