SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois General Assembly has just two weeks left in Springfield before it adjourns for the summer, leaving lawmakers with a tight deadline for action on issues including tackling the state’s pension crisis, gay marriage and how guns will be allowed to be carried in public.
RIPLEY, Ill. (AP) — The body of a 20-year-old man missing since a boating accident a week ago has been recovered from the LaMoine River in western Illinois.
CHICAGO (AP) — Apollo 13 astronaut Capt. James Lovell Jr. will help dedicate a Chicago memorial garden paying tribute to the 10th anniversary of the space shuttle Columbia disaster.
CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago teenagers are accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl and posting the attack on Facebook.
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers have approved a measure aimed at boosting the upkeep of veterans' memorials.
CHICAGO – Authorities say DNA will be used to determine the identity of the decomposed remains of an infant found earlier this week in the Des Plaines River.
CHICAGO – A state commission that investigates alleged police torture says seven cases have merit for more investigation.
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Senate Democrats want to boost general education funding by $156 million next year, not cut it, key budget negotiators said Friday, but acknowledged the increase would only keep per-student funding level.
CHICAGO (AP) — An 87-year-old woman who provoked "Apprentice" host Donald Trump's ire by accusing him of cheating her has started testifying at a civil trial.
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn must decide if he will sign a measure allowing the use of marijuana for medical purposes after the state Senate approved legislation on Friday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Community groups in Illinois have been given more time to apply for $28 million in grants to help consumers learn how to shop for health insurance that will be available under President Barack Obama's health overhaul law.
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers have approved a measure aimed at boosting the upkeep of veterans' memorials.
SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate panel approved a measure Thursday allowing the carrying of concealed weapons, but the committee's move followed sharp questioning from Republicans concerning whether packing a gun in Chicago should require special permission and how authorities would determine who is fit to carry.
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