Funeral held for youngest victim of factory shooting
SHERIDAN, Ill. (AP) — A small funeral home was packed with hundreds of mourners for a 21-year-old college student who was killed on the first day of his internship when a worker opened fire ...
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Tyreke Key scored 21 points and grabbed five rebounds as Indiana State rolled past Illinois State 73-50 on Wednesday night.
Key was 7 of 11 from the field ...
CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) _ AptarGroup Inc. (ATR) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $40.7 million.
The Crystal Lake, Illinois-based company said it had net income of 62 ...
Judge refuses to order reopening Sterigenics plant
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has refused to order the resumption of operations at a suburban Chicago plant that sterilizes medical instruments with a cancer-causing chemical.
The Latest: Cap on retailers’ reimbursement $1,000 a month
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s state budget proposal (all times local):
Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to raise $75 million for his proposed budget ...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — New Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker proposed a budget Wednesday that relies partly on tax revenues from two industries that currently aren’t even legal in the state, which ...
WIU enrollment down almost 14 percent at Macomb campus
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — New enrollment data from Western Illinois University shows the number of students attending classes this semester at the Macomb campus fell by almost 14 percent compared with ...
CHICAGO (AP) — Lawyers for the white Chicago police officer convicted of murder for fatally shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald say prosecutors have no right to challenge his nearly ...
Aurora gunman’s family: ‘We deeply apologize’ for shootings
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The family of the man who fatally shot five people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse is offering condolences to the victims’ families, with one relative saying ...
The Latest: Governor says reviewing lapse in retrieving gun
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois (all times local):
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says his administration is reviewing ...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a measure Tuesday gradually hiking the statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, an early victory for the Democrat on the eve ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is declining to get involved in the corruption case against former Illinois congressman Aaron Schock.
The Republican resigned from Congress in 2015 amid scrutiny of his lavish spending. That included redecorating his Capitol Hill office in the style of ...
Illinois woman claims $2M won through Iowa Lottery
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — An Illinois woman has claimed the $2 million she won in the Iowa Lottery Powerball game.
The Iowa Lottery says 49-year-old Lisa Hays turned in her winning ticket Monday at lottery headquarters in Clive.
Hays, who lives in Monmouth, Illinois, says she bought ...
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — An Olympic medalist who became the first athlete to compete for the United States while wearing a hijab will be the featured speaker during an upcoming event at Illinois State University.
The university says fencer Ibtihaj (Ib-tee-HAJ) Muhammad of New York will speak at ...
Davison, Iverson lead No. 22 Wisconsin over Illinois, 64-58
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With leading scorer Ethan Happ struggling, Wisconsin coach Greg Gard benched his star down the stretch and looked for someone else to lead the Badgers past Illinois.
Brad Davison and Khalil Iverson answered the call.
Davison scored 18 points, Iverson added 16 and ...
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse where five people were fatally shot won’t reopen until next week, but its doors will be open to support workers, company officials said Monday.
The Henry Pratt Co. facility in Aurora, Illinois, will be open any employees who ...
Illinois man known for white crosses makes 5 for hometown
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man who has delivered more than 26,000 white crosses to sites around the U.S., largely to remember victims of gun violence, now finds himself doing the same in his hometown.
“I just didn’t see it coming,” said Greg Zanis, who made crosses for
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Terror suspect to be sent for mental health treatment
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A terror suspect from southern Illinois who was charged as a teenager will be transferred to a mental health facility after a judge found him unfit to stand trial.
Keaun Cook of Godfrey was 18 when he was
No. 25 South Dakota women win 10th straight, top W Illinois
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Hannah Sjerven scored 20 points and No. 25 South Dakota celebrated its first appearance in the Top 25 on Saturday with an 83-61 win over Western Illinois for the Coyotes’ second 10-game winning streak of the season.
Ciara Duffy and Chloe Lamb combined for 35 points, ...
Uncertainty shadows Pennsylvania’s debate over nuclear power
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Four decades after Three Mile Island became shorthand for America’s worst commercial nuclear power accident, financial rescues of nuclear power plants are stirring the highest levels of government.
In Pennsylvania, nuclear power plant owners
Illinois university to begin new cancer specialist training
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University’s School of Medicine is launching a new program to train doctors on how to care for patients with cancer and blood disorders, which officials hope will improve patient access to doctors and experimental treatments.
The university’s ...
Illinois public housing agencies receive $2.7M in HUD grants
CHICAGO (AP) — Public housing authorities across Illinois are receiving a combined $2.7 million in federal grants to help residents find jobs and become more financially independent.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the grants are part of $74 million being ...
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Nate Kennell had 15 points off the bench to carry Bradley to a 65-59 win over Illinois State on Saturday night.
Darrell Brown had 13 points for Bradley (15-12, 7-7 Missouri Valley Conference), which earned its fourth consecutive win. Ja’Shon Henry added 11 points. ...
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Darius Quisenberry had a season-high 37 points as Youngstown State defeated Illinois-Chicago 81-73 on Saturday night.
Quisenberry shot 14 for 16 from the line.
Devin Morgan had 15 points for Youngstown State (12-16, 8-7 Horizon League), which won its sixth ...
CHICAGO (AP) — The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to the plant manager. A look at the victims:
The 21-year-old Northern Illinois University student was on his first day ...
Turner carries Bowling Green past N. Illinois 87-67
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Justin Turner had a career-high 34 points as Bowling Green easily beat Northern Illinois 87-67 on Saturday.
Dylan Frye had 13 points for Bowling Green (18-7, 10-2 Mid-American Conference). Antwon Lillard added 10 points and six assists. Marlon Sierra had seven rebounds ...
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CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Gabe McGlothan recorded 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead Southeast Missouri to an 88-79 win over Eastern Illinois on Saturday, snapping the Redhawks’ eight-game road losing streak.
Jonathan Dalton had 17 points for Southeast Missouri (9-18, 4-10 Ohio Valley ...
Police: Aurora attacker used gun he shouldn’t have owned
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The man who opened fire and killed five co-workers including the plant manager, human resources manager and an intern working his first day at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse, took a gun he wasn’t supposed to have to a job he was about to lose.
Right after ...
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Trey Burch-Manning had 20 points as South Dakota beat Western Illinois 80-67 on Saturday.
Stanley Umude had 17 points and seven rebounds for South Dakota (10-15, 4-8 Summit League), which broke its four-game losing streak. Triston Simpson added 13 points. Tyler Peterson ...
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — DelFincko Bogan tied his career high with a season-high 23 points and UT Martin edged Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 73-69 on Saturday.
Craig Randall II had 16 points and seven rebounds for the Skyhawks (10-15, 5-9 Ohio Valley Conference), who earned their fourth ...
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois (all times local):
The chief executive of the company that owns the warehouse where an employee gunned down five co-workers says a background check on him when he joined Henry Pratt Co.15 ...
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Kavion Pippen and Sean Lloyd Jr. scored 21 points apiece as Southern Illinois easily beat Indiana State 79-57 on Saturday. Armon Fletcher added 20 points for the Salukis.
Pippen hit 10 of 12 shots. He added four assists and four blocks. Lloyd Jr. also had seven ...
Police: Aurora attacker shouldn’t have owned gun
Illinois kennel fire sparks animal rescue standards debate
WEST CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — A kennel in suburban Chicago that took in troublesome dogs is being criticized after a fire on the property killed 31 animals, although the operation’s head trainer remains a hero to some.
Rescue groups often brought their most difficult animals to Bully Life ...
Former judge named Illinois legislative inspector general
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois General Assembly has approved a former appellate judge to be permanent legislative inspector general and investigate complaints against lawmakers.
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AURORA, Ill. (AP) — A 15-year employee being fired from a suburban Chicago manufacturing company started shooting Friday, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was killed by police, authorities said.
Aurora, Illinois, Police Chief Kristen Ziman said ...
Illinois EPA shuts sterilization facility due to pollution
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago plant that sterilizes medical instruments with a chemical believed to be cancer causing has been shut by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
The state EPA announced late Friday it issued a seal order for Sterigenics U.S. in Willowbrook. ...
The Latest: Police say workplace gunman was being fired
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a business in Aurora, Illinois (all times local):
Police say the gunman who killed five people at a suburban Chicago business was a 15-year employee who was being fired.
Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman says 45-year-old ...
Active shooter reported at Illinois industrial park
BUBBLE WATCH: Big Ten strong up top but several bubble teams
The Big Ten has three teams that should have NCAA Tournament spots all but locked up. No. 6 Michigan, No. 11 Michigan State and No. 12 Purdue have done enough so far and their spots in the field of 68 are pretty much assured.
The rest of the teams in the conference keep beating up on each ...
Illinois Democrats propose expanded abortion access
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Democrats have introduced two measures that would expand abortion access in the state by removing a parental notification requirement and a ban on late-term abortions.
The proposed legislation was filed Wednesday,
Illinois Democrats ask Evers to review Foxconn plant impact
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Illinois congressional Democrats have asked Wisconsin’s new Democratic governor to re-evaluate the environmental impact of a sprawling plant that Foxconn Technology Group plans to build near the states’ border, saying they are concerned it could exacerbate flooding in ...
Google picks its Chicago office to house finance hub
CHICAGO (AP) — Google officials say the company has selected Chicago as its new finance division hub with plans to have the capacity to double its workforce in the city by the end of the year.
The Chicago announcement Friday is part of
Alleged leader pleads not guilty in Minnesota mosque bombing
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An Illinois man has pleaded not guilty in the bombing of a mosque in Minnesota, three weeks after two of his alleged accomplices pleaded guilty.
Federal prosecutors allege 47-year-old Michael Hari was ...
Illinois opioid helpline has received 10,000 calls
CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois hotline that supports people addicted to opioids and other substances has received 10,000 calls since it was set up in late 2017.
The Illinois Department of Human Services also said Thursday the Illinois Helpline website ...
Joliet mayor asks for plan to repair Interstate 80 bridge
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — The mayor of Joliet, Illinois, says because the Interstate 80 bridge over the Des Plaines River is structurally unsound, he may be forced to take action.
Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk on Thursday said he would take safety measures if state and federal officials fail to ...