The Illinois Associated Press Class 3A and Class 4A All-State girls' basketball teams as voted on by a statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters and compiled by Steve Tappa, longtime...
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Amundsen 78, Chicago (Disney II) 36
Brooks Academy 60, Chicago (Urban Prep Charter/ Englewood) 54
ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — Students at a suburban Chicago Catholic high school were disciplined for shouting racist and body-shaming chants at members of a visiting girls basketball team, the principal...
ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois High School Association is investigating claims that student fans at a high school girls basketball game west of Chicago subjected members of a visiting team to...
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A judge has concluded that an Illinois man who spent nearly 20 years behind bars wasn’t guilty of a crime in the fatal shooting that sent him to prison.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Officials hope a commission with representatives from Indiana and Illinois will help address problems with the Kankakee River, including flooding and sedimentation.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Joliet officials are mulling future water-supply options ranging in cost from $300 million to over $1 billion.
The (Joliet) Herald News reports that they include drawing...
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — All it took for one fugitive in Illinois to turn himself in was a little photo manipulation.
WBBM-TV in Chicago reports that the Kankakee County Sheriff's Department...
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A published report says Kankakee is requiring city department heads to sign confidentiality agreements.
The Daily Journal reports Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong emailed...
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. (AP) — The longtime president of Olivet Nazarene University has announced plans to retire.
The (Kankakee) Daily Journal reports that John C. Bowling will step down in May...
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...
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.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A judge won't re-sentence a woman convicted in the kidnapping and death of a northern Illinois businessman who suffocated while buried alive in 1987.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — The Democratic chairman of an Illinois county is facing criticism for posting an image on social media comparing Make America Great Again hats worn by supporters of President...
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A judge says he will consider arguments made by lawyers for a woman sentenced to life in prison for aiding in the 1987 kidnapping and death of a northern Illinois...
CHEBANSE, Ill. (AP) — Three people have been reported injured when a single-engine airplane crashed into a northern Illinois wheat field.
The Iroquois County Sheriff's Department says the...
UNIVERSITY PARK, Ill. (AP) — A water company says it will offer free blood tests as well as home tests as part of a response to elevated lead levels in a Chicago suburb.
MOMENCE, Ill. (AP) — The body of a 67-year-old Chicago man who went missing after his boat crashed into a logjam on the Kankakee River in eastern Illinois has been found.
MOMENCE, Ill. (AP) — The body of a dog has been found about 50 yards downstream from the spot where a boat carrying the pet and his owner crashed into a logjam on the Kankakee River in eastern...
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for causing a woman's death in an alcohol-related snowmobile accident.
MOMENCE, Ill. (AP) — A man and a dog are presumed drowned after their boat crashed into a logjam on a river in Kankakee County.
Momence Fire Chief Jim Spoon tells The Daily Journal that the...
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man who spent nearly two decades in prison for a killing he claims was self-defense will not be retried as ordered by an appellate court after problems arose with...
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutors in northern Illinois say they are reconsidering whether to retry a man convicted of a 1999 murder after a child witness recanted his testimony.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Dozens of Illinois communities are receiving grants to improve safety around schools and encourage students to walk or bike to school.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — A man who told police he was upset that a landlord didn't return his security deposit has pleaded guilty to setting a fire that killed two boys in Illinois.
BRADLEY, Ill. (AP) — Science class isn't going to become cooler in a Kankakee County school district.
Voters in Bradley District 61 rejected a $10 million plan to upgrade three schools and...
BRADLEY, Ill. (AP) — If kids could vote, a ballot proposal next week in Kankakee County probably would win in a breeze.
A $10 million plan to improve buildings includes air conditioning in...
Warmer weather melts ice, causes flooding in Ill.
WILMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — An ice jams is breaking up along the Kankakee River in northeastern Illinois and forcing evacuations.
WILMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — A seven-mile ice jam on the Kankakee River could cause flash flooding as warmer temperatures and possible rain move into northern Illinois.
First responders went door-to-door this week in Wilmington, about 60 miles (96 kilometers) south of Chicago, to warn residents who may be affected that they should be ready to evacuate at short notice.
Rising temps cause ice jams on Illinois river
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Chicago (Legal Prep Charter) 78, Islamic Foundation 41
Chicago (Noble Street/Butler) 68, Chicago (Noble Charter/C. Bulls) 58
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Biggsville West Central 65, Riverdale 62
Buffalo Grove 79, Wauconda 71
Carrollton 58, Carlinville 53
Chicago (Christ the King) 69, CICS-Northtown 30
Chicago (Noble Charter/C. Bulls) 63, Chicago (Noble Steet ITW Speer) 39
Crossroads Christian Academy 86, Rich South 56
Dakota 69, Ashton-Franklin Center 49
Deerfield (Zell Jewish) 66, Chicago CICS-Ellison 62
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Bloomington 88, Peoria (H.S.) 67
Channahon (Families of Faith Christian Academy) 66, Kankakee Grace Christian 52
Chicago (Noble Street Charter/Pritzker) 62, Chicago (Noble Street Charter/Baker) High School 52
Chicago (Solorio Academy) 52, Juarez 41
Chicago King 58, Chicago ( SSICP) 48
Clinton 36, Tuscola 32
Curie 62, Orr 53
Deerfield (Zell Jewish) 62, Evanston (Beacon Academy) 48
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A judge says the father of two Indiana boys who drowned in a river can get mental health and drug treatment while in custody, rather than be released to participate in a drug treatment program.
Lake County Judge Samuel Cappas on Wednesday denied a request for lower bond on behalf of 34-year-old Eric Patillo, of Thayer, while he awaits trial on charges of neglect of a dependent resulting in death.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A 29-year-old man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for serving as the getaway driver in an armed robbery of a central Illinois cellphone store.
A Tuesday statement from Springfield's U.S. attorney's office says a federal judge in Urbana also ordered that Randy Williams of Kankakee pay about $32,000 in restitution to the Champaign Sprint Store. The sentence was imposed Monday.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State officials have released more than $14 million for improvements to state parks.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday that projects are planned for six parks.
Kankakee River State Park will receive $1.9 million to reopen campgrounds to visitors.
Fort Massac State Park will receive $2.8 million to evaluate and stabilize the timber-framed replica fort and make other improvements.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois county has approved a memorial honoring three former governors from Kankakee, including convicted ex-Gov. George Ryan.
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — The father of two Indiana boys who drowned in a river has pleaded not guilty to two counts of neglect of a dependent resulting in death.
The Post-Tribune reports that 34-year-old Eric Patillo, of Thayer, appeared Wednesday in Lake Superior Court. His next hearing is scheduled for Oct. 17.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Police say an 8-year-old boy was shot to death in what was apparently a terrible accident in a northern Illinois city.
Kankakee Police said in a news release that officers were called to a residence at about 1 p.m. Sunday to discover Jeremiah Wilson, Jr. had been shot. The boy was taken to Riverside Medical Center where the Kankakee County Coroner pronounced him dead.