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  • Libertarian could help tip Illinois governor race

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Libertarian running for Illinois governor recognizes he has little chance of winning the November election, but he could play a ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:10 pm
  • GOP's Rauner gets another $1M from hedge fund CEO

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Chicago hedge fund manager has donated another $1 million to GOP Illinois governor candidate Bruce Rauner, according to sta ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:08 pm
  • Aviation industry in Chicago to draw up new routes

    CHICAGO (AP) — About 3,000 decision makers in the aviation and tourism sectors have gathered in Chicago for a global conference starting Sunday to for ...
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • Lawmaker wants pumpkin to be official Illinois pie

    SPRINGFIELD – Pumpkins are big business in Illinois. A state lawmaker has a sweet idea for making sure people know it: he wants to make pumpkin pie th ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Northwestern gets grant to prevent sexual assaults

    EVANSTON – Northwestern University in Evanston has been awarded a grant to help prevent sexual assaults on campus, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s office anno ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Police: Member of the Jesse White Tumbling team killed

    CHICAGO – A teenager shot to death as he walked along a North Side Chicago street was identified Friday as a member of the Jesse White Tumbling Team.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Blind announcer aims to inspire

    PEORIA – Bryce Weiler can shoot 70 percent from the free-throw line, play catch on a baseball field and deliver a stunningly researched, passionate co ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:27 pm
  • Pope chooses moderate Blase Cupich for Chicago archbishop

    As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road.
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • Major issues in Illinois governor's race examined

    Voters on Nov. 4 will decide the ongoing bare-knuckle fight for governor between incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.
    Sept. 21, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Quinn: No pension 'plan B' before court ruling

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to develop a contingency plan to solve Illinois' pension crisis despite urgent fina ...
    Sept. 20, 2014 - 7:50 am
  • Twitter parody plays differently in middle America

    CHICAGO – Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredo ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Quinn: No pension 'plan B' before court ruling

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to develop a contingency plan to solve Illinois' pension crisis despite urgent financial ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Police: American suspect confesses in Bali killing

    BALI, Indonesia – An American man has confessed that he killed his girlfriend's mother in a luxury hotel on Indonesia's Bali island, and the girlfrien ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Illinois girl rescued after falling through grate

    PLAINFIELD – Emergency crews rescued a 12-year-old girl Friday after she fell through a grate and became trapped in a 10-foot hole outside a school in ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Board chairman defends UI job denial to professor

    CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois was right to deny a faculty job to a professor whose anti-Israel Twitter messages were considered by some to be ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:30 pm
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