FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — A northwestern Illinois man known for his portrayal of Abraham Lincoln is scheduled to go on trial in December on child pornography and prostitution charges.
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — Two bats have tested positive for rabies in Stephenson County, northwest of Chicago.
One bat was found dead about two weeks ago southeast of Freeport, the (Freeport)...
FREEPORT, Maine (AP) — A Maine candy company has a sweet spot for the state's Center for Disease Control director.
Dr. Nirav Shah, Maine CDC director, served as inspiration for the “Shah...
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — Freezing rain left roads and trees glazed with ice Saturday across parts of northern Illinois as a winter storm packing a mixed bag of precipitation cut power to about 5,000...
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — A northwestern Illinois father and his girlfriend were charged in connection with the fatal beating of his 9-year-old son, authorities said Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois trooper killed in the line of duty has been honored on a memorial wall in the Illinois State Police Memorial Park.
CHICAGO (AP) — The attorney for a black Freeport, Illinois hospital patient who was on a walk while attached to an IV when accused by a white security officer of stealing hospital equipment...
CHICAGO (AP) — An independent investigator has found no evidence of police misconduct or racial bias in the arrest of a black patient who was accused by a white security officer of stealing...
CHICAGO (AP) — Police are investigating why a black man being treated for double pneumonia at a northern Illinois hospital was arrested after a hospital security officer confronted him when he...
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois city manager investigating the arrest of a man last month attached to an IV outside a local hospital has asked a police chief from another community to...
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — A man says he was racially profiled when he was arrested by police as he walked outside a northern Illinois hospital with an attached IV.
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — Efforts are underway in Springfield to name a highway overpass in honor of an Illinois trooper killed in a traffic crash.
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — A monument celebrating the 1876 inaugural edition of the Chicago Cubs will be placed at Freeport's replica Wrigley Field.
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — A truck driver accused of reckless homicide in the death of an Illinois State Police trooper allegedly fell asleep multiple times before the crash.
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — Reckless homicide charges have been filed against the driver of a commercial vehicle that struck and killed an Illinois state trooper.
WARREN, Ill. (AP) — Funeral services are set for an Illinois State Police trooper who was struck and killed by a truck last week during a traffic stop.
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois State Police trooper was killed Thursday when she was struck by a truck during a traffic stop, the second trooper to die that way this year.
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has toured flooded northern Illinois neighborhoods and asked the state's emergency operations center to expedite help to affected areas.
ROSCOE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say Rock River flooding has surrounded one neighborhood in the northern Illinois village of Roscoe, leaving residents to escape in boats.
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — Residents in northern and western Illinois continue to deal with flooding as rivers swell from melting snow and recent rains.
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — Rising waters along the Pecatonica and Rock rivers have flooded some homes in northern Illinois cities like Freeport, Rockford and Machesney Park.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A huge section of Illinois that honors the life and work of Abraham Lincoln and promotes tourism and recreation has been expanded.
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — A 23-year-old northern Illinois man charged with murder in the fatal shootings of two men during a weekend bar fight has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.
Devin Marcum of Freeport entered his plea on Thursday in his first appearance in court in Stephenson County in northern Illinois since the Sunday morning shooting at the Ceder Inn bar in nearby Cedarville that left two men dead and another man injured.
CEDARVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois man has been charged with murder in the fatal shootings of two men at a Cedarville bar.
Stephenson's County sheriff's officials said Devin Marcum shot and killed 35-year-old Kyle Tucker and 36-year-old Shaun Bradbury at the Cedar Inn Bar about 1:45 a.m. Sunday. All three came from Freeport.
A third man was wounded and taken to a hospital with undisclosed injuries.
LENA, Ill. (AP) — It seems it's never too cold to deliver a fighter jet.
The Journal-Standard in Freeport reports crews from Worldwide Aircraft Recovery delivered an F-4E Phantom II jet to Lena in northwestern Illinois, where it will become the centerpiece of the Northwest Illinois Aerial Combat Memorial.
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FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — A northern Illinois county has agreed to a $3 million settlement with the family of a pregnant woman who was killed in a crash at a rural intersection where a stop sign was missing.
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) —
An agency that's provided air support to law enforcement across northern Illinois for almost 15 years is all but defunct and giving up its helicopters due to a lack of funding.
A half dozen of the surplus military helicopters once operated by Air-One are parked outside the Stephenson County Jail in Freeport, the Rockford Register Star reported.
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — The city of Freeport is giving residents a way to complain about things like potholes that doesn't require that hey wait on hold.
ST. MICHAEL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say several people were hurt when a charter bus transporting a college basketball team from Illinois crashed in Minnesota.
State Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Tiffani Nielson says the bus was on Interstate 94 when the driver had an "unknown medical episode" Saturday evening. The bus crashed Saturday near the city of St. Michael.
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — He's not even four years old but the newest member of the Freeport Police Department is already sniffing out bad guys.
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — Two performers from Freeport are set to portray Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas at the National Archives in Washington.
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — The northern Illinois city of Freeport razed 80 buildings last year, almost tripling the number demolished the year before.
City leaders hope to raze another 80 in 2018, but say that depends on grant funding. The idea is to rid the city of blighted homes.
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — MetLife Home & Auto will reopen the downtown Freeport facility it closed three years ago and add 150 jobs over the next three years.
The Journal-Standard in Freeport (http://bit.ly/2q6YEIH ) reports that officials told MetLife's approximately 200 existing employees the news this week. Current employees work from home.
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — Illinois First Lady Diana Rauner has launched a newborn support program.
The pilot home-visit program is called Illinois Family Connects. It is administered by the Stephenson County Health Department and is available to families with new babies. Gov. Bruce Rauner's office announced the launch Monday.
Diana Rauner says that offering every new parent a home visit to provide information, support and resources can help children thrive.
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — A Freeport man faces two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his parents.
FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — The northern Illinois community of Freeport is celebrating its 162nd anniversary by unveiling a new City Hall.
The Journal-Standard reports (http://bit.ly/2lgHuGt ) the new center of city business is located in the former Carnegie Library. Renovations started at the library building in July and city workers began moving in on Feb. 1.
Mayor Jim Gitz welcomed people to a ribbon cutting ceremony by joking "Welcome to Carnegie Hall."
CHICAGO (AP) — Winter storm warnings are in effect for the northern tier of Illinois where as much as a foot of snow was forecast.
The National Weather Service issued the warnings Saturday afternoon, including the Chicago area, Joliet, DeKalb, Rockford and Freeport. The warnings are in effect until midnight Sunday with snow expected to start Saturday afternoon and taper off late Sunday evening. High temperatures in the single digits were to follow next week.