WOOD DALE, Ill. (AP) _ AAR Corp. (AIR) on Tuesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $7 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier.
The Wood Dale, Illinois-based company said it had profit of 20 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs ...
Correction: Mississippi River Bluffs Wind Farm story
VALMEYER, Ill. (AP) — In a story Dec. 15 about a proposed wind farm in southern Illinois, The Associated Press attributed a quote in support of the project to the wrong person. It was Scott Foster, of the German company that would manufacture the wind turbines, not developer Joe Koppeis, who ...
New legislative inspector was prosecutor, appellate judge
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Legislative Ethics Commission has chosen a permanent inspector general to investigate complaints against lawmakers.
Former prosecutor and circuit judge Carol Pope was recommended Tuesday. She will be the first permanent inspector in four ...
IHSA moving to district football scheduling starting in 2021
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois High School Association says member schools have voted to move to district scheduling beginning in 2021 and abandoning current conferences.
The IHSA said Tuesday schools had voted 324-307-69 to move to the new format in which schools from each class will be ...
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A 53-year-old suspect in the 2005 stabbing deaths of three people at a southwestern Illinois beauty salon now faces charges he stabbed a fellow inmate with a shiv.
The Belleville News-Democrat
SW Illinois man rescued from cistern filled with icy waters
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Southwestern Illinois fire officials have rescued a man who fell into a cistern and was stuck neck-deep in its icy waters for nearly a half-hour.
French Village fire officials say the man was rescued Monday after he fell into the underground water tank behind ...
NW Indiana man charged in Illinois woman’s hit-and-run death
CHICAGO (AP) — A northwestern Indiana man has been charged in the hit-and-run death of a suburban Chicago woman.
Fifty-year-old Joseph Luecke of St. John, Indiana, was charged Dec. 16 with one count of failure to report an accident resulting in death. He appeared for a bond hearing Monday ...
Final plan for Quincy veterans’ home to be unveiled
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — State officials are ready to display the final master plan for redevelopment of the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy.
The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs has scheduled an open house Tuesday at Lippincott Hall on the campus. The public may view the plan from 4 ...
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Levi Bradley had 18 points, on 7-of-10 shooting, and nine rebounds, senior Lacey James had his third career double-double, and Northern Illinois beat Western Illinois 91-76 on Monday night.
James finished with a career-high tying 17 points and 10 boards. Eugene German ...
UIC builds early lead, cruises past Incarnate Word 63-57
CHICAGO (AP) — Michael Diggins scored 15 points and Illinois-Chicago beat Incarnate Word 63-57 on Monday night.
The Flames had a double-digit lead for most of the second half, and Marcus Ottey’s 3-pointer made it 58-48 with about six minutes to play. The Cardinals pulled to 58-52 with 5:27 ...
Rockford man falsely convicted gets certificate of innocence
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A judge has granted a certificate of innocence to a northern Illinois man who spent 23 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.
Forty-two-year-old John Horton Jr. of Rockford won the certificate Monday from Winnebago County Judge Joseph McGraw. Horton tells the ...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The father of a man accused of killing four people with an assault-style rifle in a Nashville Waffle House says he gave guns back to Travis Reinking that had previously been confiscated when his son told him he was moving away.
According to a deposition filed in ...
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Attorneys for the man charged with kidnapping and killing a Chinese scholar at the University of Illinois-Champaign say the FBI searched his jail cell when he was in court.
Brendt Christensen’s attorneys now want a judge to force the FBI to divulge what they found in ...
Boca Raton Bowl: UAB (10-3) vs. North Illinois (8-5), 7 p.m. Eastern (ESPN)
Line: UAB by 2 1/2.
Series Record: first meeting.
WHAT’S AT STAKE
The game is one of three bowl matchups with two conference champions. The UAB Blazers won the Conference USA title for the first ...
Officials: 3 killed in crash weren’t wearing seat belts
WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) — Investigators have determined that none of the three men killed in northern Illinois when their Jeep slammed into a tree were wearing seat belts.
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Voight’s career night of 52 points leads Northern Illinois
NEW YORK (AP) — Northern Illinois senior guard Mikayla Voight had a game to remember against Western Illinois.
She set two school records when she had a career-best 52 points in the 86-61 win on Dec. 8, making 19 of 25 shots — including 11 3-pointers.
The 11 3s set a Northern ...
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Phil Fayne scored a career-high 30 points with nine rebounds and three blocks and Illinois State defeated Cleveland State 88-77 in overtime on Sunday.
Milik Yarbrough added 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists while Zach Copeland scored seven of his 12 points in ...
CHICAGO (AP) — Tel Aviv University is the first international partner in a research center led by the University of Illinois.
Officials from the Israeli school signed the agreement Friday. The university will help guide development and participate in educational and research programs at ...
Illinois cities receive $13.7M to reduce lead in homes
GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — Communities across Illinois are receiving a combined $13.7 million to reduce hazards from lead-based paint in low-income housing.
About $3.6 million will be used for remediation at 200 housing units in Galesburg, where the Illinois Department of Public health has ...
Newspaper: Illinois has lack of oversight on security guards
CHICAGO (AP) — A newspaper investigation has found that private security guards in Illinois often aren’t as closely monitored as police officers, who in recent years have faced scrutiny over excessive force.
The Chicago Tribune analyzed state and police records, court documents and media ...
Kukobat’s late dunk helps Eastern Illinois to 73-66 win
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Rade Kukobat completed a 3-point play off a dunk in the final minute to give Eastern Illinois just enough cushion to hold off Bradley 73-66 on Thursday night for its third straight win.
Bradley had closed to 64-62 following two Darrell Brown free throws with 1:03 left ...
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — After surviving a surprising challenge on its home floor, Buffalo is ready for a challenging road ahead.
Nick Perkins had 20 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 14 Buffalo beat Southern Illinois 73-65 on Saturday ahead of a pivotal trip to face Syracuse and No. 21 ...
Frazier’s 25 points leads Illinois past ETSU 73-55
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Trent Frazier scored 25 points on Saturday to lead Illinois past East Tennessee State 73-55.
Giorgi Bezhanishvili scored 15 points and Kipper Nichols added 14 for Illinois (4-7). Aaron Jordan had a game-high 10 rebounds.
ETSU (8-4) was led by Daivien ...
Justice scores 20 and IUPUI defeats W. Illinois 82-68
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Camron Justice dropped four 3-pointers, scored 20 points with seven assists and IUPUI stifled Western Illinois over the final six minutes in an 82-68 win on Saturday.
Justice, a transfer from Vanderbilt, continues to make an impact for IUPUI (8-3), scoring 20 points or ...
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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Lawyers for the man charged with kidnapping and killing a Chinese University of Illinois scholar have argued the case should be heard in state court, where the death penalty isn’t an option.
Federal prosecutors are
Illinois State will buy 80 acres to expand University Farm
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State University will buy about 80 acres of land to expand the central Illinois farm operated by the university’s agriculture department.
The ISU board of trustees on Saturday authorized the university to purchase the land adjacent to University Farm for ...
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois community may nearly double the next mayor’s salary and also give raises to city council members.
Michigan woman dies after being crushed at Indiana tollbooth
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A Michigan woman who was crushed by her own vehicle at a tollbooth along the Indiana Toll Road has died from her injuries.
State Police say 40-year-old Luciana Ortiz of Otsego, Michigan, died Wednesday, four days after she was injured after dropping her debit card ...
Pritzker inauguration party to raise money for charities
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker’s inaugural celebration will raise money for a Chicago-based legal aid organization and the foundation that supports the state fairgrounds in Springfield and Du Quoin (duu KOYN).
The inauguration committee released information Friday about ...
CHICAGO (AP) — Max Strus tied a program record with eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 34 points Friday night to help DePaul beat Illinois-Chicago 90-70.
Strus was 8 of 16 from 3-point range and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds for his third career double-double. He scored 20 in ...
Univ of Illinois fires professor over phony research
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois has fired a professor who was accused of falsifying research.
Fei Wang worked in the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology. He has been at the university since 2005 and was granted tenure in 2012.
The investigation and its aftermath ...
Customs agent guilty of conspiracy to smuggle drugs
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal customs officer who once worked at Los Angeles International Airport and his ex-wife have been convicted of taking part in a drug ring that moved cocaine, heroin and marijuana by truck from L.A. to Chicago.
Fontana residents Manual Salas and Sayda Orellana were ...
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a 54-year-old man has died after being crushed at a southwestern Illinois steel foundry.
Federal safety regulators say Roy Evans of Carrolton was crushed Thursday by a stack of skids, which are 2,000-pound metal frames. The accident occurred at ...
Person fatally struck by train in southern Illinois
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a person was killed after being struck by a train in southern Illinois.
Television stations WSIL and KFVS report the person was pronounced dead at the scene early Friday morning near Carbondale in Jackson County. Police have not released the name of ...
Man shot in Illinois suspected of fleeing to Missouri
ALTON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a man who is suspected of fleeing to Missouri after officers shot him during a struggle in Illinois.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — No matter how good Mikaela Foecke is, a little luck doesn’t hurt.
The Nebraska senior ripped her 19th kill to cap the defending champion Cornhuskers’ rally for a 22-25, 16-25, 25-23, 25-20, 15-11 victory over Illinois on Thursday night in the NCAA volleyball ...
Illinois DCFS sued over care of mentally ill foster children
CHICAGO (AP) — A county public guardian in Illinois is suing the state’s Department of Children and Family Services over what it contends is the “immense harm” the agency is doing to mentally ill foster children that are kept in psychiatric hospitals beyond their medical discharge ...
Interim leader approved for SIU’s Carbondale campus
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A former administrator at Southern Illinois University’s Carbondale campus has been approved as its temporary leader while the university conducts a search to fill the position.
The university says its board of trustees voted Thursday to name John Dunn interim ...
Boy, 13, charged in October shooting death of 15-year-old
CAHOKIA, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a 13-year-old boy has been charged with involuntary manslaughter following the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy in southern Illinois.
The Belleville News-Democrat reports the ...
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A 22-year-old man has been released from jail after being acquitted of murder in southern Illinois.
The Belleville News-Democrat reports David Fields of East St. Louis was freed Wednesday, two ...
Student guide to Illinois Governor’s Mansion released
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois first lady Diana Rauner is releasing an online student and curriculum guide for learning about the newly renovated Governor’s Mansion .
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Ja Morant scored 23 points, distributed 13 assists and grabbed five rebounds, Tevin Brown added a career-high 20 poins with 6 of 11 3-pointers, and Murray State beat regional rival Southern Illinois 80-52 on Wednesday night to win its third straight.
Brion Whitley ...
Saline County clerk dies just days after taking office
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A county clerk in Southern Illinois who took office less than two weeks ago has died.
Investment board says Airbnb West Bank action is illegal
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials say that Airbnb’s ban on lodging listings in the disputed West Bank violates state law.
The Investment Policy Board ’s vote Wednesday followed Gov. Bruce Rauner’s request last ...
1 of 3 men accused in mosque bombing negotiating plea deal
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An attorney for one of three Illinois militia members accused of bombing a Minnesota mosque says his client is negotiating a possible plea deal with federal prosecutors.
Michael James McWhorter pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal hate crime charges, but the
There will be a sense of the familiar when defending national champion Nebraska and Illinois meet in the NCAA volleyball semifinals in Minneapolis on Thursday night.
John Cook has coached the Cornhuskers (28-6) to their fourth straight final four, where they will try to take the next step ...
75-year-old man sentenced for southern Illinois bank fraud
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A 75-year-old man has been sentenced to 6-1/2 years in prison for defrauding seven southern Illinois banks out of more than $500,000.
A federal judge ordered the sentence for Alfred Cross, who pleaded guilty to five counts of bank fraud. Cross is from the Marion ...
1 of 5 Marines killed in crash off Japan was from Illinois
TREMONT, Ill. (AP) — One of five missing Marines declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan’s southern coast was from central Illinois.
The Marine Corps on Wednesday identified 21-year-old Cpl. Daniel E. Baker of Tremont, Illinois as one of ...