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  • Chicago mayor wages lively campaign with no big challengers

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn't face any big-name challengers in his push for a second term, but the former White House chief of staff is ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Southern Illinois cross drew nearly 10,000 visitors in 2014

    EFFINGHAM – Officials say a nearly 200-foot tall cross in Southern Illinois recorded close to 10,000 visitors last year.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 10:39 pm
  • Winter storm warning starts tonight including McHenry County

    CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm gathering steam over the southern Rockies is headed to the Midwest and could drop up to a foot of snow on parts of Illin ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 11:54 am
  • Teammates, fans remember Hall of Famer Ernie Banks

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fans and friends of Ernie Banks are paying tribute to the legendary Chicago Cubs slugger with a memorial service followed by a processi ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 8:58 am
  • Illinois basketball museum set for 2016 opening in Pontiac

    PONTIAC (AP) — A museum dedicated to Illinois basketball glory will open to fans by 2016.The Pantagr ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 8:57 am
  • Northert Illinois University looks at cuts, other changes

    DEKALB — Northern Illinois University is beginning a yearlong review of many of its operations and programs as it deals with declines in enrollment an ...
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 8:56 am
  • 'Right to Try' bill would give access to experimental drugs

    SPRINGFIELD – Two Illinois lawmakers want terminally ill patients to have access to experimental and unapproved treatments.
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:32 pm
  • Illinois threaten to withhold funds if district don't test

    CHICAGO – Illinois State Board of Education officials are threatening to withhold funds from any school district failing to administer a new statewide ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Federal prosecutors drop dozens of stash house sting charges

    CHICAGO – The U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago has quietly dropped dozens of serious narcotics conspiracy charges stemming from undercover stings inv ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:25 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner defends paying staff more than Quinn

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner defended paying his top staff members significantly more than his predecessor, explaining Friday that he will pay what is ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Cellphone providers bringing 4G coverage to Chicago subways

    CHICAGO — Four major cellphone providers are contributing $32.5 million to bring 4G data coverage throughout the Chicago subway system by the end of t ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 9:59 am
  • Gov. Rauner wants bureaucratic cuts in education, elsewhere

    CHAMPAIGN – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to generate more money to spend on higher education, he told a crowd at the University of Illinois’ flags ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • South Elgin woman guilty in heroin death

    A 25-year-old South Elgin woman was convicted by a jury Wednesday of drug-induced homicide, a Class X felony, according to a news release issued by th ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:31 pm
  • Abbott beats 4Q profit forecasts

    NORTH CHICAGO – Abbott Laboratories (ABT) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $905 million.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Illinois professor who lost job offer after tweets sues

    CHAMPAIGN –or who lost a University of Illinois job offer over his profane, anti-Israel Twitter messages sued several university officials on Thursday ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 11:30 pm
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