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  • Illinois man keeps active collecting cans

    BLOOMINGTON (AP) — On a dreary mid-December day, David Brown rolls silently along North Lee Street, his eyes affixed to the curb.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 9:28 am
  • Central Illinois town regains its grocery store

    MORRISONVILLE (AP) — The central Illinois town of Morrisonville, which is home to about 1,000 residents, lost its only grocery store in 2012.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 9:28 am
  • State Board of Education looking for summer food sites

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois State Board of Education is looking for school districts, local government entities and nonprofits to host the federal ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 9:28 am
  • Illinois Tollway, environmentalists to plant monarch habitat

    CHICAGO (AP) — Environmentalists and Illinois Tollway officials plan to work together to create more habitat for monarch butterflies.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 9:28 am
  • Illinois police will be out in force Super Bowl weekend

    CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities in Illinois are warning that police will be out in force this Super Bowl weekend to catch drunken drivers.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 9:28 am
  • SIU student newspaper bids farewell to old printing press

    CARBONDALE (AP) — The printing press that for nearly a half century has churned out the student newspaper at Southern Illinois University in Carbondal ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 9:28 am
  • Man found guilty of murder in 2013 shooting at gas station

    BELVIDERE(AP) – A 23-year-old Rockford man accused of providing a gun used in the fatal shooting of a rival gang member has been found guilty of first ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 7:32 pm
  • Romeoville man gets 108-year sentence in sexual assault case

    JOLIET (AP) – Authorities in Will County say a Romeoville man convicted of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl and filming the abuse has been sente ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 7:30 pm
  • Rauner wants bureaucratic cuts in education, elsewhere

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to generate more money to spend on higher education, he told a crowd at the University of Illinois’ flagship ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 7:41 pm
  • New natural resources director touts experience

    CARBONDALE (AP) – The new director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources says his farming and military experience will help make for a smoot ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 6:41 pm
  • Jobless rate falls in all 12 Illinois metro areas

    CHICAGO (AP) — Unemployment rates continued to fall in all 12 of Illinois' metro areas in December.B ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Education funds to aid Governors State business center

    UNIVERSITY PARK (AP) — Governors State University has announced a partnership with an Indiana university designed to help underserved colleges and uni ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Gov. Rauner to give speech outlining Illinois challenges

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is continuing to give speeches outlining the state's challenges, this time in the university town of Champ ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Former school board president admits sexual misconduct

    JERSEYVILLE (AP) — A former southwestern Illinois school board president and junior varsity basketball coach will be sentenced next month after admitt ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Bradley player arrested on misdemeanor charges at strip club

    PEORIA (AP) — Bradley University basketball player Warren Jones has been arrested at a Peoria strip club on misdemeanor charges of obstruction of iden ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Illinois professor who lost job offer after tweets sues

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) — A professor who lost a University of Illinois job offer over his profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages sued several university offici ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Will County settles lawsuit with wrongly accused officer

    JOLIET (AP) — Will County agreed to pay $126,500 to settle a lawsuit brought by a suburban Chicago police officer who was wrongly accused of being beh ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Man found guilty of murder in 2013 shooting at gas station

    BELVIDERE (AP) — A 23-year-old Rockford man accused of providing a gun used in the fatal shooting of a rival gang member has been found guilty of firs ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Federal trial postponed in Illinois needles-in-meat case

    EAST ST. LOUIS (AP) — A southwestern Illinois man's federal trial on charges he inserted sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats is postponed i ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Ex-Illinois township supervisor gets probation for thefts

    PEORIA (AP) – A federal judge has sentenced a former eastern Illinois township supervisor to probati ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 1:15 am
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