State

  • Illinois workers' comp: Business groups, injured employees weigh in

    SPRINGFIELD – Business groups and injured employees weighed in Tuesday as Illinois lawmakers began debating whether to revamp the state's workers' com ...
    May 5, 2015 - 8:29 pm
  • Suit: $10 Cook County court day care fee unconstitutional

    CHICAGO – A new class-action lawsuit alleges that one of the nation's largest court systems violates the Illinois Constitution by requiring anyone fil ...
    May 5, 2015 - 6:22 pm
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel chooses 30-year transit veteran to head CTA

    CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel has chosen a veteran public transportation executive to head the Chicago Transit Authority.
    May 5, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner releases survey of Illinois' foreign trade partners

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has done a survey of Illinois' ten largest foreign trading partners and their assessment of the state ...
    May 5, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana approved for PTSD, osteoarthritis

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ new medical marijuana program would cover thousands, perhaps millions, more patients under expansive recommendations that an advis ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:15 pm
  • Gambling hearings bring expansion talks back into spotlight

    CHICAGO – With a budget deadline to attempt closing a roughly $6 billion shortfall weeks away, top Illinois leaders and lawmakers are putting the spot ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:11 pm
  • Gambling hearings bring expansion talks back into spotlight

    CHICAGO (AP) — With a budget deadline to attempt closing a roughly $6 billion shortfall weeks away, top Illinois leaders and lawmakers are putting the ...
    May 4, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Remains of Marine killed in WWII to return to Illinois

    WATSEKA – The remains of an eastern Illinois man will be laid to rest this month in his hometown cemetery — more than 70 years after he was killed on ...
    May 3, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Illinois working with zoos, businesses to prevent bird flu

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Agriculture is working with businesses, zoos and bird owners to reduce the risk of bird flu.
    May 3, 2015 - 11:58 pm
  • Illinois woman accused of stealing boss's identity

    URBANA – A central Illinois woman is accused of stealing her boss's identity to obtain credit.Forty- ...
    May 3, 2015 - 11:59 pm
  • Rauner agency privatization idea raises oversight concerns

    CHAMPAIGN – Gov. Bruce Rauner says his plan to privatize the state’s economic development agency will improve job creation in Illinois. But similar pl ...
    May 3, 2015 - 11:22 pm
  • Meat Loaf cancels appearance at Illinois State Fair

    SPRINGFIELD – Meat Loaf has cancelled his appearance this summer at the Illinois State Fair just days after it was announced.
    May 3, 2015 - 9:02 am
  • On 150th anniversary, Lincoln’s hometown re-enacts funeral

    SPRINGFIELD – At Abraham Lincoln’s death, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton declared, “Now he belongs to the ages,” but the meticulous, 150th anniversary ...
    May 2, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Illinois economic index hits high in April

    URBANA – An index of the state’s economy maintained by the University of Illinois reached its second-highest point last month since the recession.
    May 2, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Richard Pryor statue to stand in his Illinois hometown

    PEORIA – A yearslong effort to honor comedian Richard Pryor with a statue in Peoria is coming to a conclusion and prompting some residents of his home ...
    May 2, 2015 - 11:17 pm
  • Watch Now

    Reader Poll

    How will you celebrate Mother's Day?
    out for brunch
    out for dinner
    meal at home