State News

  • Bruce Rauner, GOP leaders want state takeover of Chicago schools

    CHICAGO – Backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, top Illinois Republicans plan to call for a state takeover of the financially troubled Chicago Public Schools, ...
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 9:51 am
  • CDC says HIV testing uncommon in teens despite recommendations

    CHICAGO – Fewer than 1 in 4 high school students who’ve had sex have ever been tested for HIV, a troubling low rate that didn’t budge over eight years ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • Study: Illinois lost $53M in bond sale because of poor finances

    CHICAGO – A University of Illinois analysis said the state received about $53 million less in a recent bond sale than it could have because of Illinoi ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Illinois girl dies in Arizona after being shot

    PHOENIX – Police said a teenage girl reported missing in Illinois has died in Arizona after being shot.
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • Crundwell furs, buckles, other items in online auction

    DIXON – The U.S. Marshal's Service is selling off fur vests, horsemanship jackets, belt buckles and other property that one belonged to a former compt ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Chicago man sentenced to 2 years for SIU bomb threats

    BENTON – A Chicago man who said he was seeking attention on a campus where he was bullied and harassed has been sentenced to two years in prison after ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:28 pm
  • Bill would provide money for Illinois to pay utility bills

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois senator has introduced legislation that would authorize funding to pay for about $10 million the state owes for utility bill ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:27 pm
  • U.S. Rep Tammy Duckworth to challenge Sen. Mark Kirk on national security issues

    CHICAGO – Fighting to hold on to his political career, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk turned a recent Republican luncheon into a crash course on the Islamic Stat ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 10:26 pm
  • Come March, budget battle to leave Chicago State broke

    CHICAGO – As are all of Illinois’ nine public universities, Chicago State University is waiting for long-overdue state funding. Come March, however, t ...
    Jan. 19, 2016 - 12:19 am
  • Autopsy: U.S. woman found dead in Belize was strangled

    BELIZE CITY, Belize – An autopsy on the body of a U.S. tourist found dead in western Belize has determined that she was strangled to death.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Nearly 2 dozen Chicago officers called before grand jury

    CHICAGO – Nearly two dozen Chicago Police Department employees have been called to testify before a federal grand jury investigating the 2014 death of ...
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Illinois drivers facilities closed for MLK holiday

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Secretary of State offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • Metra announces ban on hoverboards, citing fire concerns

    CHICAGO – Metra says it is banning hoverboards because of the potential fire danger from the lithium-ion batteries that power the devices.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:22 pm
  • New Illinois law seeks better data on heroin overdoses

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS – The state is working to get a handle on how many heroin overdoses there are in Illinois under the requirements of a new state law.
    Jan. 16, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Chicago police unions push for destruction of old complaints

    CHICAGO – Unions representing Chicago police officers are fighting for the destruction of tens of thousands of documents from disciplinary files datin ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 2:55 pm
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