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  • Study: Rotting trees caused mysterious holes in huge dunes

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Mysterious holes that forced the closure of a massive dune at an Indiana national park after a 6-year-old boy fell into one and nea ...
    June 26, 2016 - 12:05 am
  • Economic woes cause drop in number of Illinois boaters

    OTTAWA – Thousands of boaters are still active on Illinois waters, but their numbers have declined significantly over the past several years due to th ...
    June 26, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • 1 dead, 1 injured after boats crash on Illinois’ Rock River

    OREGON – Winnebago County Chief Deputy Coroner Bill Hintz said one person died and another was left injured after two boats collided on the Rock River ...
    June 25, 2016 - 11:09 pm
  • Lucas abandons plan to build museum in Chicago after lawsuit

    CHICAGO – “Star Wars” creator George Lucas announced Friday that he has abandoned plans to build his art museum in Chicago, blaming delays over a laws ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:36 pm
  • Illinois earns more than double in license plate late fees

    BELLEVILLE (AP) – The Illinois Secretary of State's decision not to send license plate renewal reminders has earned the state more than twice the amou ...
    June 24, 2016 - 8:56 am
  • At least 6 tornado touchdowns confirmed in northern Illinois

    CHICAGO – At least six tornadoes touched down in northern Illinois Wednesday night as powerful storms swept across the upper Midwest, damaging rural c ...
    June 23, 2016 - 4:36 pm
  • Ex-Speaker Hastert enters prison – now Inmate No. 47991-424

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert wheeled himself into a federal prison in Minnesota on Wednesday to serve his 15-month sentence in a ...
    June 23, 2016 - 12:12 am
  • Derrick Rose, former NBA MVP, traded from Chicago Bulls to New York Knicks

    NEW YORK – The New York Knicks acquired Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, hoping the former NBA MVP can be their answer at point guard ...
    June 22, 2016 - 3:44 pm
  • Great Lakes states approve thirsty city's water plea

    CHICAGO – A suburban Milwaukee city won a hard-fought battle Tuesday to draw its drinking water from Lake Michigan in the first test of a compact desi ...
    June 21, 2016 - 11:27 pm
  • Chicago's most violent neighborhoods brace for deadly summer

    CHICAGO – Shaquisha Gibson-Posey pulls out a grisly cellphone photo of her murdered brother whenever her 15-year-old son complains of being cooped up ...
    June 21, 2016 - 12:00 am
  • Communities across Illinois take up Airbnb regulation debate

    CHICAGO – Chicago and Airbnb have battled for months over the proposed tightening of short-term rental rules in the nation’s third largest city, but t ...
    June 20, 2016 - 12:35 am
  • Springfield schools change discipline policy due to law

    SPRINGFIELD – Springfield Public Schools will begin determining punishments for fighting on more of a case-by-case basis under a new state law, Superi ...
    June 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • ISU nearly done razing residence halls

    NORMAL – The demolition of Illinois State University’s more than 50-year-old residential hall complex should be done within weeks to make room for a n ...
    June 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Fulton Sheen family trying to bring archbishop’s remains to Peoria

    PEORIA – Relatives of Illinois-born Archbishop Fulton Sheen have taken a step they say is key in relaunching an effort to have him canonized by the Ro ...
    June 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Jury convicts Chicago-area subcontractor

    CHICAGO – A subcontractor has been convicted of helping a general contractor falsely claim it was fulfilling a Chicago requirement about hiring women- ...
    June 19, 2016 - 5:30 am
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