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  • Police: 6 dead in Chicago home in possible murder-suicide

    CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago police on Thursday found the bodies of four men, one woman and a child inside ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 9:28 pm
  • Illinois businesses now must post human-trafficking hotline

    CHICAGO (AP) – A new law is requiring many Illinois businesses to post information about a human tra ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:24 pm
  • Judge: Suit seeking to stop Chicago Lucas Museum can go on

    CHICAGO (AP) – A federal judge on Thursday allowed a lawsuit to proceed that seeks to stop “Star War ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:25 pm
  • Illinois school funding will be topic for legislative panel

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan is forming a legislative panel to discus ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:23 pm
  • Chicago State declares financial emergency, eyes job cuts

    CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago State University trustees have declared a financial emergency at the troubled ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 9:25 pm
  • Rauner wants public-private deal to add lanes to I-55

    CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Thursday that he wants lawmakers to approve a plan that would ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:25 pm
  • County leaders welcome neighbors' enterprise plan

    DeKALB – Two nearby counties have applied to the state for enterprise zone designations, a move DeKalb County officials welcome as a complement to the ...
    Feb. 4, 2016 - 8:17 pm
  • Illinois governor creates privately funded economic agency

    CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner used his executive powers Wednesday to establish a privately run an ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • Report: Racial disparities persist with Illinois poverty

    CHICAGO (AP) – A nonprofit research group says poverty rates in Illinois are up to three times highe ...
    Feb. 3, 2016 - 11:34 pm
  • New law imposes fine for minors possessing e-cigarettes

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Anyone under 18 who’s caught with electronic cigarettes or other tobacco-free nic ...
    Feb. 5, 2016 - 2:42 pm
  • Attendance at Illinois historic sites drops by 7 percent

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Visits to Illinois’ historic sites fell by 7 percent in 2015, despite the state’s ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • Rauner: Changing rules for state-bought goods can save $514M

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state’s comptroller highlighted Illinois’ worsening fin ...
    Feb. 2, 2016 - 10:48 pm
  • Extra help rejected for struggling southern Illinois airport

    BELLEVILLE (AP) – A southern Illinois airport that has struggled to attract airliners in its nearly ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Research firm: Illinois marijuana market forecast is gloomy

    CHICAGO (AP) – A market research company is growing pessimistic about Illinois medical marijuana, te ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Police say Chicago homicides climbed dramatically in January

    CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago saw a dramatic spike in the number of homicides and shootings in January – th ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • Pension bill on hold despite Rauner, Cullerton agreement

    pactCHICAGO (AP) – Democrats are unlikely to address Illinois’ worst-in-the-nation pension crisis un ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:45 pm
  • Budget fight leaves Illinois stuck with overdue bills

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) – The Friday afternoon email read with remarkable alacrity, given its message: The ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 11:50 pm
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