HAMMOND, Ind. – A former Chicago police officer has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for his role in armed robberies of drug dealers for the Latin Kings street gang in northwestern Indiana and Chicago.
SPRINGFIELD – House and Senate Democrats have agreed on a proposed Illinois budget that would keep education funding at the same level and increase human services spending.
CHICAGO – Attorney General Lisa Madigan said people should use caution when donating money to help victims of the Oklahoma tornado.
CHICAGO – Virtual charter schools in Illinois are being placed on temporary hold.
County’s 2 lawmakers vote to OK legislation
PEORIA – A man accused of killing five members of a central Illinois family with a tire iron wiped away tears as he painted a horrifying picture of the murder scene to jurors.
CHICAGO – An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday, she lost.
STERLING – Members of a multistate check-forging and burglary ring who investigators say are responsible for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bank fraud also broke into several Sterling businesses and stole payroll and other checks, Mendota police said Thursday in a news release.
SPRINGFIELD – A compromise plan on concealed weapons heading for a House floor vote drew swift opposition Thursday from Gov. Pat Quinn, whose office called it a "massive overreach" because of the way it would curb local firearms regulations.
SPRINGFIELD – Buckle up, take your time and don't get behind the wheel if you've been drinking alcohol.
URBANA – The University of Illinois' Senate Executive Committee has approved a resolution supporting the end of use of Chief Illiniwek.
CHICAGO – The Obama administration has picked a private attorney and former federal prosecutor who helped send former Illinois Gov. George Ryan to prison for corruption to head the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago, Illinois' senators announced Thursday.
BELLEVILLE – The suburban St. Louis-based supermarket chain Schnucks Markets wants a federal court to handle an Illinois lawsuit related to a security breach of customer credit and debit cards.
SPRINGFIELD – A groundbreaking deal to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling in Illinois cleared a top House committee Tuesday, setting up a floor vote on a measure that supporters say would bring tens of thousands of jobs to struggling areas in the southern part of the state.
CHICAGO – Members of Illinois' tea party movement say they'll protest outside IRS offices in four cities over revelations that the agency targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny.
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