BLOOMINGTON – The party – or at least the party bus – may be over in one central Illinois community.
ROCKFORD – The state environmental agency said electronics manufacturers have recycled 50 percent more electronic waste since Illinois made it illegal to dispose of the material in landfills.
PEORIA – A former Marine from Illinois who was badly disfigured by a suicide bombing in Iraq died of a combination of heroin and alcohol intoxication, a coroner’s inquest determined.
ELGIN – Two burglary suspects led police on a more than 100-mile car chase through northern Illinois and over the Wisconsin state line.
CHICAGO – A Chicago hub for digital startups has created 800 jobs and attracted nearly $30 million in capital investments in its first year.
CHICAGO – You’ve probably never heard of Holly Peterson or Jonathan Jean-Pierre. One came out as a lesbian at age 15, when she was playing high school basketball. The other, a college rower, told his teammates last year that he’s gay.
CHICAGO – The U.S. Supreme Court is giving Illinois’ attorney general more time to decide whether to appeal a ruling that the state’s ban on the public possession of firearms is unconstitutional.
CHICAGO – Visitors to the nation’s third-largest city are usually spotted wandering the Magnificent Mile, snapping pictures of the Willis Tower and sampling Chicago-style deep dish pizza, but if some persistent Illinois lawmakers and Mayor Rahm Emanuel get their way, a glitzy casino would be on their agenda, too.
CHICAGO – A federal judge on Friday quashed another judge's surprise order to release an Illinois teenager facing charges that he sought to join al-Qaida-linked militants in Syria.
SPRINGFIELD – DeKalb-area lawmakers split on a plan approved Thursday that would tackle the $97 billion shortfall in the state's retirement system by increasing employee contributions and decreasing benefits, the first victory for across-the-board pension reform in four years of debate.
CHICAGO – In a rare move for terror cases, a federal judge agreed Thursday to release on home confinement an Illinois teenager charged with trying to join an al-Qaida-linked militant group in war-torn Syria.
SPRINGFIELD – Labor leaders threatened a lawsuit Wednesday over House Speaker Michael Madigan’s pension-reform proposal to lower the retirement benefits of public employees in Illinois, but a committee advanced the plan anyway.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate has approved a refined gambling expansion plan adding five new casinos including one in Chicago.
CHICAGO – Illinois officials say they've received applications from six insurance carriers that want to sell 165 health policies on the online insurance marketplace that's a cornerstone of the nation's new health care law.
SPRINGFIELD – DeKalb-area lawmakers were cautious in their reaction to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s pension reform efforts Tuesday.