State News

  • School funding overhaul advances in Ill. Senate

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation that would dramatically change the way schools are funded in Illinois for the first time since 1997 is advancing in the Illi ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • WWI artillery shells found in O'Hare luggage

    CHICAGO – Baggage screeners at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport have discovered two World War I artillery shells in checked luggage that arrived ...
    April 8, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • County workers promoted after contributing to boss

    CHICAGO — Several employees who work for Cook County Circuit Clerk Dorothy Brown received promotions and hefty raises after donating to their boss's c ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Illinois considering east-west Amtrak route

    SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers are backing the creation of an east-west passenger rail corridor across Illinois.
    April 8, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • 13-year-old charged with defacing Chicago statues

    CHICAGO — Chicago authorities say a 13-year-old boy is facing charges for defacing 18 life-size statues in the city's famous Grant Park.
    April 8, 2014 - 8:10 am
  • Man waives extradition after Chicago standoff

    CHICAGO — A man facing charges for holding police at bay for hours during a standoff on Chicago's iconic Lake Shore Drive is waiving extradition to Ge ...
    April 8, 2014 - 8:08 am
  • Ill. Senate OKs proposal lowering probation time

    SPRINGFIELD — Legislation that would decrease a criminal's time on probation if they pursued further education is moving through the Illinois Legislat ...
    April 8, 2014 - 8:04 am
  • Chicago pension bill property tax language removed

    SPRINGFIELD – After an outcry from Illinois' Democratic governor and a host of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle waging re-election battles, langua ...
    April 7, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Illinois prison remains on lockdown amid search

    CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — A spokesman for the Illinois Department of Corrections says the lockdown at Illinois' largest maximum security prison will remain ...
    April 7, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • Moody's sees Chicago pension proposal as positive

    SPRINGFIELD — A leading credit rating agency has called legislation to overhaul to Chicago's pension funds a "positive development" but says it won't ...
    April 7, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • 2 men killed, another injured in Rockford fire

    ROCKFORD — Two men have died and a third man was injured in a fire in an abandoned home in Rockford.
    April 7, 2014 - 12:59 pm
  • Cook County waits for ruling on cameras in courts

    CHICAGO — Two years after Cook County court officials applied to let cameras into their courtrooms, the request is still pending with the Illinois Sup ...
    April 7, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Autopsy expected of body found in Lake Michigan

    EVANSTON – An autopsy is set to be performed on the remains of a woman's body that was found floating in Lake Michigan in Evanston.
    April 7, 2014 - 8:34 am
  • Study: Illinois shouldn't force consolidation

    SPRINGFIELD – A commission has concluded that Illinois lawmakers should make it easier to reduce the number of local government boards and agencies, b ...
    April 6, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Family builds honey of a business

    DAVIS – At dawn a worker bee moves to the outer lip of the hive box, grooms a last few bits of pollen from her hair and takes flight.
    April 6, 2014 - 11:45 pm
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