62°FFairFull Forecast

State News

  • Friends, family mourn 7 victims of Bloomington plane crash

    BLOOMINGTON – As family, friends and colleagues mourned the loss of the seven victims of a small plane crash in central Illinois, authorities were inv ...
    April 8, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Satellite TV officials: Illinois shouldn’t revive tax proposal

    SPRINGFIELD – Satellite TV representatives say the Illinois legislature shouldn’t revive an idea to add a 5 percent tax to customers’ bills to pay for ...
    April 7, 2015 - 10:50 pm
  • Illinois State athletic staffers among 7 dead in Bloomington plane crash

    BLOOMINGTON – A private plane returning from the NCAA basketball tournament in Indianapolis crashed in a central Illinois field on Tuesday, killing al ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Illinois mulls expanded disease list for marijuana program

    CHICAGO – Illinois residents have petitioned the state to add more than 20 medical conditions to the medical marijuana program, including anxiety, mig ...
    April 6, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Coroner: Teen killed by Zion police shot in back

    ZION, Ill. – An autopsy has revealed that a teenager killed by police in Illinois over the weekend was shot twice in the back, authorities said Monday ...
    April 6, 2015 - 4:15 pm
  • Rauner grants 2 pardons, rejects 57 other clemency requests

    CHICAGO – Bruce Rauner has issued his first two pardons since becoming Illinois governor, though his office offered no clarity about his criteria for ...
    April 5, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Man accused of driving stolen car struck on I-94

    CHICAGO – Authorities in Chicago say a person suspected of driving a stolen car ran from officers onto a freeway where he was hit by a car.
    April 5, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • 2 men hospitalized after early morning shooting

    EVANSTON – Evanston police are investigating an early morning shooting that left two men hospitalized.
    April 5, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Right-to-work law to be tested in Kentucky

    CHAMPAIGN – Since he took office, Gov. Bruce Rauner has said repeatedly he wants to let Illinois voters decide whether to set up their own local right ...
    April 5, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Brady wants to push university privatization discussion

    CHAMPAIGN – As Illinois' 12 public universities were planning last month for the possibility of steep funding cuts proposed by the state's new Republi ...
    April 4, 2015 - 11:24 pm
  • Local right-to-work idea being tested in Kentucky

    CHAMPAIGN – Since he took office, Gov. Bruce Rauner has said repeatedly he wants to let Illinois voters decide whether to set up their own local right ...
    April 4, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Rauner suspends $26 million in Illinois health, other money

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner suspended $26 million in social services and public health grants as part of his push to whittle away at a $1 ...
    April 4, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Aunt of captured inmate charged with aiding in escape

    CHICAGO – An aunt of a convicted murderer who was captured in Chicago after a nearly three-day manhunt was charged Saturday with giving her nephew inf ...
    April 4, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Cresco to be state’s largest medical marijuana grower

    Cresco Labs is poised to become the state’s largest marijuana grower. It won three cultivation permits, more than any other company. But the risks are ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:36 pm
  • Emanuel trying to stay in mayoral race

    CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel took the stage in an ornate hotel ballroom in downtown Chicago this week where about 1,400 African-American women had gat ...
    April 3, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Reader Poll

    Have you quit smoking?
    Yes, recently
    Yes, years ago
    No, still smoking
    No, I never started