State News

  • Woman, 24, convicted in dismemberment of husband

    SPRINGFIELD – A jury has convicted a 24-year-old central Illinois woman of murder for the dismemberment of her husband.
    April 2, 2014 - 8:23 am
  • Strong storms, hail, flooding expected for southern Illinois

    CARBONDALE – The National Weather Service says tornadoes, strong winds and large hail could pound portions of southern and southwestern Illinois in th ...
    April 2, 2014 - 8:22 am
  • Madigan’s voting rights amendment advances

    SPRINGFIELD – A proposal by Illinois’ powerful House Speaker to thwart future voter suppression efforts advanced in the Legislature on Tuesday, a move ...
    April 1, 2014 - 10:23 pm
  • Chicago among many Illinois cities in pension straits

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers must approve Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal for fixing part of Chicago’s pension crisis.
    April 2, 2014 - 2:26 pm
  • State officials announce homebuyer assistance

    CHICAGO – Illinois will offer more help to first-time homebuyers under a program announced Tuesday by Gov. Pat Quinn.
    April 1, 2014 - 10:08 pm
  • Ill. village's ex-trustee gets probation for fraud

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois village's former trustee who pleaded guilty to health care fraud has been ordered to spend five ye ...
    April 1, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Group proposes higher gas tax to improve roads

    SPRINGFIELD — A transportation group is proposing a plan to change the way Illinois pays for road construction, including an increase in gas taxes.
    April 1, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • State officials announce homebuyer assistance

    CHICAGO — State officials are beefing up assistance available for first-time homebuyers.A program an ...
    April 1, 2014 - 12:56 pm
  • Report: Madigan influenced Chicago transit hiring

    CHICAGO — A task force appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn to scrutinize Chicago's transit agencies says it has unearthed more evidence that House Speaker Mic ...
    April 1, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Group names Illinois' 10 most endangered places

    SPRINGFIELD — A preservationist group has released its list of the 10 most endangered historic places in Illinois.
    April 1, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • Senator says Caterpillar avoided billions in taxes

    WASHINGTON – Executives from manufacturing giant Caterpillar Inc. are heading to Capitol Hill to explain what one senator calls an aggressive strategy ...
    April 1, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • UIC shower assault results in charges for 28-year-old man

    CHICAGO – Authorities say a 28-year-old man is facing charges for assaulting a University of Illinois at Chicago student in a dorm shower.
    April 1, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Bill would let drivers 'sign and go' for speeding

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation being considered by lawmakers in Springfield would allow drivers to keep their licenses in hand after getting speeding ticke ...
    April 1, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Last push for health insurance sign-up

    CHICAGO – People who waited until the last day to sign up for health insurance poured into hospital lobbies and enrollment areas Monday, with some enc ...
    April 1, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Illinois Democrats use redistricting to dominate votes

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican congressional candidate Bobby Schilling is running against two opponents in the November election – one an incumbent congress ...
    March 31, 2014 - 9:42 pm
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