CHICAGO – A former Chicago firefighter who was convicted in the 1994 slaying of his wife has received more than $55,000 a year in pension payments from behind bars, according to a televised report.
GENEVA – Cremated remains of seven people have been turned over to next-of-kin three months after they were found along with 40 others in an office storage unit, Kane County Coroner Rob Russell said Wednesday.
CHICAGO — The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office has identified a body pulled from Lake Michigan as that of a University of Chicago student who went missing a week ago.
CHICAGO (AP) — It is the last day of class for more than two dozen Chicago public schools that are scheduled to close their doors for the last time.
SPRINGFIELD – Both chambers of the Illinois Legislature voted Wednesday to create a bipartisan committee to try to solve the state's worst-in-the-nation pension crisis, but some lawmakers expressed skepticism that the effort would be any more fruitful than previous unsuccessful attempts.
PEOTONE – Transportation officials in Illinois have proposed that the planned Illiana Expressway be a tollway.
YORKVILLE — An autopsy is expected to take place on the remains of a 27-year-old Yorkville man whose badly decomposed body was discovered this week in his home — likely months after he died.
WHEELING – The village board in the Chicago suburb of Wheeling is to consider an ordinance prohibiting assault weapons.
CHICAGO (AP) — Two species of invasive Asian carp may be able to spawn in more Great Lakes tributaries than previously thought, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report on Tuesday.
SPRINGFIELD – The U.S. Supreme Court is granting the Illinois attorney general more time to decide on an appeal over the carrying of concealed weapons.
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Unable to overcome a stalemate on the state's $97 billion pension crisis, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and legislative leaders are working on a new plan that involves forming a bipartisan committee this week and reconvening the Legislature for an additional session in July.
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