1 of 2 Illinois brothers charged in 1983 death pleads guilty
DIXON, Ill. (AP) — One of two brothers charged in the 1983 death of a man whose body was found in a rural Illinois hog pen has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.
Board approves casino, resort at Southern Illinois winery
MARION, Ill. (AP) — Local officials have advanced a plan for a resort and casino on the site of a Southern Illinois winery.
The Southern Illinoisan reports the Williamson County board on...
Illinois courts to receive $100K grant to expand access
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The court system in Illinois will receive a $100,000 grant to expand access to the judicial process in Illinois.
The Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts...
Lightfoot: Taxes will be hiked if Springfield doesn’t act
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says the city's property taxes will be increased if her agenda isn't addressed during the Illinois General Assembly's fall veto session.
Report: 2 Illinois routes among Amtrak’s worst performing
CHICAGO (AP) — Two of Amtrak's Illinois trains routes are among the worst-performing in the nation, according to a new government report.
Amtrak's Illini and Saluki trains run between Union...
No. 6 Wisconsin hits the road against underdog Illinois
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — No. 6 Wisconsin will find itself in strange surroundings Saturday — somewhere other than Camp Randall Stadium.
After five straight home games, the Badgers will hit the...
No. 6 Wisconsin looks to dominate Illinois
No. 6 Wisconsin (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) at Illinois (2-4, 0-3), Saturday at 12 p.m. EDT (BTN).
Chicago teachers say pay bump can’t fix deeper problems
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers beginning a massive strike Thursday have rejected offers that would increase their pay, hoping that will keep pressure on the district to commit to lower class...
Heritage-Crystal Clean: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
ELGIN, Ill. (AP) _ Heritage-Crystal Clean Inc. (HCCI) on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $6 million.
The Elgin, Illinois-based company said it had profit of 25 cents per share....
RLI Corp.: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) _ RLI Corp. (RLI) on Wednesday reported third-quarter earnings of $32.3 million.
The Peoria, Illinois-based company said it had profit of 71 cents per share. Earnings,...
2 Illinois child welfare workers are sued over boy’s death
CHICAGO (AP) — The estate of the 5-year-old northern Illinois boy who was beaten to death and buried in a shallow grave this year has filed a lawsuit contending that two state child welfare...
Chicago Public Schools, mayor announce classes canceled Thursday ahead of expected teachers strike
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools, mayor announce classes canceled Thursday ahead of expected teachers strike.
Lightfoot proposes 2 options for Chicago casino to lawmakers
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is pushing two options for a Chicago casino. One calls for a casino owned by both the city and the state, the other calls for a privately-owned...
Pritzker administration won’t sale state land for casino
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's administration says it won't sell state-owned land in a Chicago suburb to further development of a proposed combined race track and casino.
Pritzkers report $6M in income, release partial tax returns
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker and first lady M.K. Pritzker reported $6.2 million in income last year and paid $216,000 in Illinois taxes.
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Peabody Energy to close Illinois coal mine, processing plant
EQUALITY, Ill. (AP) — Peabody Energy says it will permanently close a southern Illinois coal mine and a nearby coal-processing plant late this year.
Judge in Chicago latest to block Trump green cards policy
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago had joined three others nationwide in temporarily blocking President Donald Trump's policy to deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, food...
Electric vehicle startup to begin manufacturing in Illinois
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Thousands of people attended an event to see prototypes of electric vehicles a central Illinois startup plans to create, an effort that already has the backing of officials...
Nebraska, Illinois will open 2021 football season in Ireland
Nebraska will play Illinois in Dublin, Ireland, to open the 2021 season, the second game in a five-game series of college football games on the Emerald Isle.
11 hurt after car crashes into hayride in northern Illinois
LITTLE ROCK TOWNSHIP, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois woman has been ticketed for driving her car into a hayride wagon carrying 14 adult passengers, injuring 11 of them.
Bill would require lab testing of CBD items sold in Illinois
CHICAGO (AP) — A proposed bill would require all CBD products sold in Illinois to meet testing requirements that would be developed by the state Department of Agriculture.
Probe underway into hiring of principal on don’t hire list
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois State Board of Education is investigating a former middle school principal who resigned after it was learned he was invested for sexual misconduct.
Deer mating season increases Illinois’ vehicle crash danger
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' transportation chief is warning motorists to be alert for deer on roadways during their mating season.
Transportation Secretary Omer Osman says above all,...
Rockford manufacturer creates world’s largest 3D printer
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A Rockford, Illinois manufacturer's polymer 3D printer has been declared the globe's largest by the Guinness Fook of World Records.
- Business WireCharles River Laboratories Demonstrates Industry-Leading Research at Neuroscience 2019October 16, 2019
- Business WireIllinois American Water Engineer Named Central Illinois ASCE Young Civil Engineer of the YearOctober 10, 2019
- Business WireAmazon Expands Chicago Tech Hub and Announces Plans to Create 400 New Tech JobsSeptember 16, 2019
- Business WireIllinois American Water Offering “Imagine a Day Without Water” Elementary Student Art ContestSeptember 13, 2019
- Business WireIllinois Further Accelerates Growth of Medical-use Cannabis Program with Permanent and Expanding Qualifying Conditions Including Chronic PainAugust 12, 2019
At least 10 hurt after car crashes into hayride in Illinois
LITTLE ROCK TOWNSHIP, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in northern Illinois say more than 10 people were injured after a car crashed into a hayride wagon being towed by a farm vehicle.
Davis, defense lead Illinois St. past Southern Illinois
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Brady Davis passed for one touchdown and ran for another and the Illinois State defense held on downs twice in the fourth quarter in a 21-7 victory over Southern Illinois...
Game-ending FG lifts N. Illinois to a 39-36 win over Ohio
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — John Richardson booted a field goal as time expired to give Northern Illinois a 39-36 victory over Ohio on Saturday.
No. 16 Michigan needs late surge to beat Illinois 42-25
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A four-touchdown lead had been whittled to three and No. 16 Michigan needed a response to Illinois' 25 straight points.
Cooper throws 3 TD passes, Jacksonville State holds on
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Zerrick Cooper threw three touchdown passes, the biggest a 39-yard hookup with Josh Pearson early in the fourth quarter, and Jacksonville State defeated upset-minded...
No. 16 Michigan needs late surge to beat Illinois 42-25
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Hassan Haskins ran for 125 yards and a touchdown, Zach Charbonnet had 116 yards rushing, and No. 16 Michigan needed a late surge to put away Illinois 42-25 on...
Indiana State rallies to beat Western Illinois 20-10
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Kurt Wilderman threw two touchdown passes to Dakota Caton and Indiana State came from behind by scoring 20 unanswered second-half points to beat winless Western Illinois...
No. 16 Michigan needs late surge to hold off Illinois 42-25
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Hassan Haskins ran for 125 yards and a touchdown, Zach Charbonnet added 116 yards rushing, and No. 16 Michigan needed a late surge to put away Illinois 42-25 on...
Man accused of stealing $25,000 from youth baseball league
CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) — A 44-year-old northern Illinois man has been arrested on charges that he stole thousands of dollars from a youth baseball team in a league he once ran.
Illinois’ automatic voter registration delays worry experts
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' top leaders trumpeted the benefits of automatic voter registration when signing a bipartisan plan in 2017 to change how the state finds and signs up eligible but...
French nuns edge closer to expanding Illinois operations
MARENGO, Ill. (AP) — A French religious order has reached a preliminary agreement with a northern Illinois county that would allow nuns to build a winery, brewery, gift shop and a co-ed boarding...
Dealer who threw cocaine in officer’s face sentenced
ST. CHARLES, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois judge has given an 11-year prison sentence to a drug dealer in suburban Chicago who allegedly threw cocaine in an officer's face as police served a warrant at...
Illinois state senator quits powerful panel amid FBI probe
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois state senator under federal investigation for possible bribery and fraud involving state construction work resigned Friday as head of the powerful Senate...
Alderman uses $400K from campaign fund to pay legal bills
CHICAGO (AP) — Records show Chicago's longest serving alderman has spent nearly $400,000 from his campaign fund to cover legal bills as he fights federal racketeering and other...
The Latest: Pritzker board member resigns amid senator probe
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a federal investigation into Illinois state Sen. Martin Sandoval (all times local):
Emory Provost Dwight McBride to head NYC’s New School
NEW YORK (AP) — A leading African American studies scholar who is the provost of Emory University will become the next president of The New School in New York City.
More fetal remains found as probe of late doctor continues
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The discovery of more than 2,400 sets of fetal remains in the Illinois garage and a car owned by a late doctor who performed abortions in Indiana for decades has left...
Off-duty Missouri officer killed in head-on Missouri crash
SMITHTON, Ill. (AP) — An off-duty Missouri police officer has been killed in a head-on Illinois crash that also killed a passenger in the vehicle that collided with the officer's car.
Attorney charged with sexually assaulting client
STERLING, Ill. (AP) — A Western Illinois attorney has been arrested on charges that he sexually assaulted a client in his office.
Sauk Valley Media reports that 63-year-old Michael A....
Indiana AG: 165 more fetal remains linked to late doctor
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's attorney general said Friday that 165 sets of fetal remains have been found in the Chicago area inside a car owned by a late Indiana abortion doctor, boosting the...
Human remains found in vacant eastern Illinois house
DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Illinois are investigating the discovery of human remains in an abandoned, burned house.
Danville police Sgt. Eric Olson announced Friday morning...