PHOENIX (AP) — A man accused of threatening to kidnap and kill a United States senator and his family underwent his first court appearance in Chicago.
James Dean Blevins was told Thursday that the federal charges filed against him in Arizona accusing him of threatening an official ...
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Three women who accused a University of Illinois law professor of sexual misconduct say the university hasn’t done enough to protect students or discourage similar misbehavior.
Body found at old mine site in August still unidentified
BENTON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities are still trying to confirm the identity of a man whose body was found in August at an old coal mine in southern Illinois.
The body of what officials say was a middle-aged white man was found Aug. 11 in an advance state of decay at the Old Ben No. 9 Mine ...
CHICAGO (AP) — More than two weeks after a 27-year-old pregnant postal worker vanished after calling in sick for work, Chicago police say they suspect foul play in her disappearance.
“Based on the length of time of Kierra Coles disappearance and the fact that she has fallen off the grid, ...
NATICK, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say the man who died in a car crash in Massachusetts last week was a soldier originally from Chicago who worked at an area military facility.
Army officials say Pvt. 1st Class Roman Centeno Jr. died at the hospital Oct. 10 after the car he was in crashed on ...
Gary man accused of harboring double-shooting suspect
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A Gary man is accused of harboring a suspect in a gang-related shooting that wounded a man and his 9-year-old son outside a store.
Twenty-four-year-old Tyrone L. Jackson Jr. is charged with assisting a criminal. Prosecutors allege that he allowed Alex C. Hughes to ...
CHICAGO (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scheduled to deliver a speech in Chicago one week after the Trump administration asked a judge to reject a draft plan to reform the city’s 12,000-officer police force.
There’s no official word on what Sessions will focus on Friday when ...
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Workers and services at a city hall in northwestern Indiana will be temporarily relocated to a vacant elementary school while city hall undergoes a $4.2 million renovation and expansion.
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hy-Vee has recalled six meat and potato products for possible salmonella and listeria contamination.
The company says the potential danger was discovered when McCain Foods, a Hy-Vee supplier, announced it was recalling its caramelized mushrooms and fire-roasted ...
Volunteers digitize, preserve collection of Field Museum
CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of volunteers have descended on Chicago’s Field Museum to read, log, digitize and preserve specimens collected by the institution.
The effort is called WeDigBio. Over the next few days, volunteers’ work is expected to help ...
CHICAGO (AP) — Officials have announced four finalists seeking the job of independent monitor of Chicago Police Department reforms that are part of a court order .
Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel ...
A loss at the Big House left Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook and his teammates reassessing their goals.
The playoff is now out of reach for the 23rd-ranked Badgers after getting blown out last week at Michigan, though they still control their destiny in the Big Ten West.
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) — On primary Election Day in 2006, Margaret Prowell went to the polling place down the road from her new suburban Chicago home and asked for a Democratic ballot. The election judges were taken aback.
This was Illinois’ 6th Congressional District, a place ...
CHICAGO (AP) — The handful of former Chicago Blackhawks who play for the Arizona Coyotes were excited to see Corey Crawford back on the ice after an extended absence.
Vinnie Hinostroza and company also enjoyed skipping town with a win.
Hinostroza scored twice against his former team, ...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ These Illinois lotteries were drawn Thursday:
03-13-23-24-50-51, Extra Shot: 13
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Lucky Day Lotto’ game
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening’s drawing of the Illinois Lottery’s “Lucky Day Lotto” game were:
(one, seven, twenty-one, thirty-seven, thirty-eight)
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Lotto’ game
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening’s drawing of the Illinois Lottery’s “Lotto” game were:
03-13-23-24-50-51, Extra Shot: 13
(three, thirteen, twenty-three, twenty-four, fifty, fifty-one; Extra Shot: thirteen)
Chicago (Urban Prep Charter/Bronzeville) 36, North Lawndale 0
Fenger 36, Chicago (UCCS/Woodlawn) 8
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Markelle Fultz heard 20,000 Philadelphia 76ers fans exhort him to shoot each time he touched the ball, a roaring confidence boost for a No. 1 pick closer to a bust than brilliance.
Fultz had the look he wanted in the second quarter. He dribbled to the foul line without ...
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick Four-Evening’ game
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening’s drawing of the “Pick Four-Evening” game were:
0-7-7-9, Fireball: 7
(zero, seven, seven, nine; Fireball: seven)
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick Three-Evening’ game
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday evening’s drawing of the “Pick Three-Evening” game were:
8-7-7, Fireball: 6
(eight, seven, seven; Fireball: six)
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham is hitting the campaign trail to stump for Republicans in U.S. House and Senate races across the country as the party tries to maintain control of both chambers.
The Republican National Committee tells The Associated Press the South Carolina ...
Black moms more likely to die from pregnancy-related ills
CHICAGO (AP) — Black women who have just given birth in Illinois are more likely to die from pregnancy-related issues within a year than non-Hispanic white women, according to an Illinois Department of Public Health study released Thursday.
The study analyzed the cases of women who died ...
CHICAGO (AP) — Three men and one woman who say they were sexually abused by priests decades ago filed a lawsuit Thursday against every diocese in Illinois for an alleged ongoing scheme to cover up sexual assault by priests.
The lawsuit was filed in Chicago by attorney Jeff Anderson, who ...
Patriots’ Brady looking to stay unbeaten against Bears
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Tom Brady has five Super Bowl championships, three NFL MVP awards and more victories than any quarterback in a career spanning nearly two decades.
One thing he doesn’t have: a loss to the Bears. Not that he wants one.
Brady looks to remain unbeaten against ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before the 2016 election, federal officials started making mysterious calls to the head of elections in Inyo County, California. They asked her to contact them if she noticed anything unusual. But they wouldn’t elaborate.
“I asked them: ’How am I going to be able to ...
New proceedings ordered in power-line land dispute
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has reversed a ruling that had stopped construction of a massive power line through eastern Illinois.
The court’s 7-0 ruling Thursday affects 35 Edgar County eminent domain actions by
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new survey says farmland prices are expected to continue their decline in parts of 10 Plains and Western states.
The latest Rural Mainstreet survey shows that on average, bank CEOs in the region estimated farmland prices declined by 4 percent over the past 12 months. ...
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- Dabo Swinney, Ryan Finley among ACC's first-half winners
- 'Bama's Tagovailoa, LSU's Orgeron among SEC best in 1st half
- Power in North, chaos in South as Pac-12 reaches midseason
CHICAGO (AP) — Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford will start Thursday night against Arizona in his first game since he missed most of last season because of a concussion.
Coach Joel Quenneville confirmed Crawford’s return at the team’s morning skate. Rookie forward Luke Johnson was ...
Winning numbers drawn in ‘LuckyDay Lotto Midday’ game
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon’s drawing of the Illinois Lottery’s “LuckyDay Lotto Midday” game were:
(four, seven, eleven, eighteen, twenty-eight)
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick Four-Midday’ game
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon’s drawing of the “Pick Four-Midday” game were:
0-9-1-0, Fireball: 1
(zero, nine, one, zero; Fireball: one)
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Pick Three-Midday’ game
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon’s drawing of the “Pick Three-Midday” game were:
9-6-5, Fireball: 2
(nine, six, five; Fireball: two)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A bill to legalize sports gambling in Illinois likely won’t be put before the General Assembly until next year, according to a state lawmaker.
Democratic Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie told two House subcommittees on Wednesday that he’s working on a sports betting bill, ...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that a police canine’s detection of drugs outside an apartment door in an unlocked building is an unlawful search.
The court ruled 4-3 Thursday that the
Chicago judge rejects county ban on locking up preteens
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago judge has ruled that a state law allowing children as young as 10 to be locked up prevails over a Cook County ordinance banning those younger than 13 from being sent to juvenile detention.
Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Michael Toomin issued the ruling Wednesday in ...
Illinois (3-3, 1-2 Big Ten) at No. 23 Wisconsin (4-2, 2-1), noon ET (FS1).
Line: Wisconsin by 25.
Series record: Wisconsin leads 41-36-7.
WHAT’S AT STAKE?
After getting routed by Purdue at home, the Illini can gain some credibility back if they can keep it respectable at ...
NEW ENGLAND (4-2) at CHICAGO (3-2)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Patriots by 3
RECORD VS. SPREAD — New England 3-3, Chicago 3-2
SERIES RECORD — Patriots lead 9-4
LAST MEETING — Patriots beat Bears 51-23, Oct. 26, 2014
LAST WEEK — Patriots beat Chiefs ...
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 ...
MATTOON, Ill. (AP) — No, you’re not seeing things: Those are pelicans out on by lakes in the Mattoon and Shelbyville area of eastern Illinois.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers natural resource specialist Lee Mitchell tells the
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A judge in South Dakota has denied a motion to dismiss a drug charge against rapper Chief Keef.
The rapper, whose legal name is Keith Cozart, was arrested in June 2017 at the Sioux Falls airport when ...
Central Illinois man charged with child sexual exploitation
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A 47-year-old central Illinois man faces federal charges of child sexual exploitation for allegedly using a social media site to try to contact and meet minors.
A Wednesday statement from Springfield’s U.S. attorney’s office says Charles A. Hewitt, of Creve Coeur, had ...
Here’s what to watch in the Big Ten this week:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 6 Michigan at No. 24 Michigan State
This is huge for Jim Harbaugh, whose team has won six straight and entered the top 10 for the first time this season. The Wolverines (6-1, 4-0 Big Ten) have established ...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ These Illinois lotteries were drawn Wednesday:
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Powerball’ game
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were:
03-57-64-68-69, Powerball: 15, Power Play: 3
(three, fifty-seven, sixty-four, sixty-eight, sixty-nine; Powerball: fifteen; Power Play: three)
Winning numbers drawn in ‘Lucky Day Lotto’ game
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening’s drawing of the Illinois Lottery’s “Lucky Day Lotto” game were:
(two, four, twenty-four, twenty-eight, thirty-four)
Site of 1908 race riot to be excavated, artifacts saved
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The remains of homes burned down during race riots that ravaged Springfield, Illinois in 1908 will be excavated and artifacts uncovered will be curated.
The State Journal-Register reports the plan for the homes was approved ...
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A man who went to a gun sale at a suburban Chicago home that ended in the death of an accomplice is being held in lieu of $5 million bond.
Michael J. Zachery of Evanston is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 34-year-old Joseph McHaney of ...
Chicago (Crane Medical Prep) 55, Bowen 0
Chicago (Noble Street/Butler) 14, Chicago (Noble Street Charter/UIC) 6
WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting — decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows. Scientists aren’t quite certain why.
Tornado activity is increasing most in ...