PHOENIX (AP) — A Chicago man who pleaded guilty to a federal retaliation charge for leaving a threatening voicemail for a U.S. senator is expected to be sentenced Monday in Phoenix.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The parents of a University of Illinois scholar from China who was abducted and killed two years ago are giving at least $20,000 to people who provided authorities with...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Democratic state senator is apologizing for a mock assassination of Republican President Donald Trump staged at a weekend fundraiser.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois officials hope the start of beer sales in Memorial Stadium's general seating areas boosts slumping ticket sales for home football games.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Get to work, kids — but get a permit first.
The Illinois Department of Labor is reminding teenagers younger than 16 to obtain a work permit to work...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a law allowing Illinois to take its own action to slow climate change.
The Democrat approved legislation this week that repeals the...
MARKHAM, Ill. (AP) — Four female police officers in the Chicago suburb of Markham have alleged gender discrimination in complaints filed with the Illinois Department of Human Rights.
CHICAGO (AP) — The political and economic stars have aligned for the development of a suburban Chicago airport, according to a transportation expert.
CHICAGO (AP) — Severe weather sweeping through parts of Illinois and Indiana has postponed the start of the final day of the Chicago Air and Water Show.
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — State officials are investigating several cases of communicable respiratory illness at the same state-run veterans' home in Quincy where there have been multiple outbreaks of...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Environmental officials are urging residents to be cautious of blue-green algae growth along Illinois waterways.
Blue-green algae growth, known as cyanobacteria, is...
UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. (AP) — Illinois alleges that a company that provides water to a Chicago suburb made changes without permission from state regulators that caused lead to contaminate the...
New Illinois license plates to help fight pediatric cancer
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' newest specialty license plate will raise money to fight pediatric cancer.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation Thursday to create the license plate. It...
Man charged with attempted murder of Illinois state trooper
WHEELING, Ill. (AP) — A 43-year-old suburban Chicago man has been charged with attempted murder for shooting and wounding an Illinois state trooper who was serving a warrant at the man's...
Court hearing held for man accused of killing girlfriend
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana magistrate entered a not guilty plea on behalf of a man charged in the death of a Gary, Indiana woman who disappeared last month after attending a concert in...
Priest already deemed sexually violent sentenced again
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The first Catholic priest in the U.S. to be labeled sexually violent when he was convicted in Illinois was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for abusing two boys in Missouri...
Burgum picks Panos as North Dakota’s transportation director
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum has appointed a former Wyoming transportation commissioner to lead North Dakota's transportation department.
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Illinois state senator pleads not guilty to embezzlement
CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois state senator has pleaded not guilty to federal charges alleging he took more than $250,000 in salary and benefits over three years from the Teamsters while doing little...
Trump continues to weigh possible Blagojevich commutation
CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's still considering whether to sign commutation papers freeing former Illinois governor and one-time "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Rod Blagojevich...
Illinois trooper wounded while serving traffic stop warrant
WHEELING, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say an Illinois State Police trooper who was shot and wounded at a home in suburban Chicago was among a group of officers serving a warrant related to a traffic...
Illinois fair grandstand breaks record for tickets sold
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Grandstand acts at the Illinois State Fair have broken the record for most tickets sold.
Fair officials said Thursday that 59,023 tickets to grandstand acts have...
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Illinois State Police officer wounded while serving warrant
WHEELING, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois State Police trooper was wounded in a shooting that occurred as the officer was executing a search warrant in suburban Chicago.
Man given 2 life sentences for fatal shooting of pair
DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A former central Illinois man has received two life prison sentences in the deaths of a man and woman.
The bodies of Theodore Hill and Zarra Laws Strickland were...
Scalise tells Illinois GOP it can recover by rebuilding
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House brought a hopeful message to the beleaguered Illinois GOP Thursday.
Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana, the House minority whip,...
Jury convicts man dubbed ‘Boy Next Door Killer’ of 2 murders
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury on Thursday found an aspiring actor who prosecutors called "The Boy Next Door Killer" guilty of fatally stabbing two Los Angeles-area women, one of whom was killed the...
- Business WireIllinois Further Accelerates Growth of Medical-use Cannabis Program with Permanent and Expanding Qualifying Conditions Including Chronic PainAugust 12, 2019
- Business WireThe Majority-Minority Group announces partnership with 4thMVMTAugust 12, 2019
- Business WireExelon Corporation Declares DividendJuly 30, 2019
- Business WireNational Black Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Illinois American Water with Inclusion and Diversity AwardJuly 29, 2019
- Business WireAmerican Campus Communities Partners With University of Illinois at Chicago to Open New State-of-the-Art Living-Learning CommunityJuly 19, 2019
R. Kelly judge to proceed to trial despite new cases
CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois judge overseeing singer R. Kelly's sexual-abuse case says he'll proceed toward a trial despite three new cases being brought against Kelly.
Newly legal hemp, CBD plants at Illinois State Fair display
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Visitors to the Illinois State Fair can see a plot of newly legalized industrial hemp growing.
The Illinois Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday that 100...
Illinois seeking to bar ex-governor from practicing law
CHICAGO (AP) — Eight years after former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (blah-GOY'-uh-vich) was convicted of corruption, the state of Illinois seeking to bar him from practicing law.
FBI: Man charged in death of Gary, Indiana mother of 2
THORNTON, Ill. (AP) — An Indiana man has been charged in the death of a Gary, Indiana woman who disappeared last month after attending a concert in Illinois.
Pelosi kicks off Governor’s Day at Illinois State Fair
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged Illinois Democrats on Wednesday to work to defeat Republican President Donald Trump and regain control of the Senate in...
Owners of fake tech company plead guilty to fraud charges
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Two Florida men have pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges filed in southern Illinois, where they targeted people with fake technical support services.
Man who admitted to fire that killed 2 brothers sentenced
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A 30-year prison sentence has been handed a northern Illinois man who pleaded guilty to setting a fire that killed two boys.
Attorneys general sue over public benefit immigration rule
CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys general in 13 states have filed a lawsuit challenging a Trump administration rule that'll allow immigration officials to deny green cards to migrants who use public...
The Latest: Pelosi urges Dems to beat Trump, ‘Moscow Mitch’
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on Nancy Pelosi's visit to Springfield (all times local):
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi exhorted thousands of Democrats to defeat...
Mourners at Chicago funeral remember soldier slain overseas
CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral for a 24-year-old soldier from Chicago who was killed in Afghanistan just weeks into his first overseas tour.
Marker commemorates planting of Illinois’ first soybeans
ALTON, Ill. (AP) — A marker will be placed at a site in southern Illinois where the state's first soybeans were planted.
Officials of the Illinois State Historical Society will join Lewis...
Bahamas Bowl sponsorship pays off again for Illinois village
CHICAGO (AP) — Chad Bruner is a huge football fan. One day last December, he was sitting in a big leather chair in his Oklahoma City home when the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl caught his...
CDK Global: Fiscal 4Q Earnings Snapshot
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) _ CDK Global Inc. (CDK) on Tuesday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter loss of $155 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier.
Lake County sues vaping company for targeting teens
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois prosecutor has sued the nation's largest e-cigarette producer, contending the company intentionally targeted teenagers with a deceptive marketing...
Study: ‘Onerous’ taxes would prevent casino profitability
CHICAGO (AP) — A casino in Chicago would not make enough profit under current Illinois law to be worth it, a consultant said Tuesday.
Union Gaming Analytics' study cited the state's "onerous...
Illinois’ 1st West Nile virus case confirmed in Chicago man
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Public Health says a Chicago resident in his 70s is the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in the state this year.
Illini cite improvement, look to better 4-8 record
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A new quarterback, upgrades throughout the offense and a revamped defense — all of it has led to optimism at Illinois, where coach Lovie Smith heads into his fourth...
The Latest: Study says Chicago casino wouldn’t be profitable
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the Chicago casino feasibility study (all times local):
A consultant has determined that a casino in Chicago would not be profitable...
Test shows slain boy’s dad isn’t father of infant born later
CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) — A paternity test has determined that a suburban Chicago man charged in the beating death of his 5-year-old son is not the biological father of the infant born to his...
Southern Illinois man guilty of lesser charge in boys’ death
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A judge has found a southern Illinois man guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death a toddler.
Judge Dennis Doyle handed down the verdict Tuesday in the trial...
Suspected tornado reported in central Illinois amid storms
EDINBURG, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a suspected tornado was reported in central Illinois as severe thunderstorms moved through portions of the state.