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Illinois officials: Pension change could be 'devastating'
CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says a pending move by Illinois' largest public-pension fund could increase the state's required payment by hundreds of millions of dollars....

EPA finding lead inside homes at contaminated Indiana site
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is detecting high levels of lead in samples of dust and dirt tracked inside homes at a northwest Indiana public housing complex where soil is tainted with industrial contaminants....

Muggy weather in Illinois could yield bountiful harvest
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) -- Crop experts say the recent heat and humidity that has hit Illinois is ideal for the state's soybean and corn crops....

House explodes in central Illinois, sends couple into yard
WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities in central Illinois say a house exploded outside the city of Washington sending two residents hurtling out of the home....

Prosecutor wants McCullough case perjury claim investigated
SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) -- A northern Illinois prosecutor wants a judge to have a special prosecutor investigate possible misconduct involving a murder case in the 1957 slaying of a 7-year-old girl....