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  • Geneva man confirmed as 1st human West Nile case of the year in Kane County

    GENEVA – A 33-year-old Geneva man has been confirmed this week as the first human case of the West Nile virus to be reported this year by the Kane Cou ...
    NEW: Sept. 17, 2014 - 2:50 pm
  • Medical marijuana dispensary proposed in Manhattan

    MANHATTAN—Michelle Sumner of Plainfield brought plans for a medical marijuana dispensary to the Village Board Tuesday night, saying her motivation is ...
    NEW: Sept. 17, 2014 - 2:47 pm
  • DeKalb woman in critical condition, airlifted to Rockford after Route 38 crash

    CORTLAND – A 58-year-old DeKalb woman was airlifted to OSF St. Anthony's Medical Center in Rockford in critical condition on Wednesday after her vehic ...
    NEW: Sept. 17, 2014 - 2:36 pm
  • 2014 MacArthur Foundation awards 21 'genius grants'

    CHICAGO — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Kankakee man accused of growing $3M in marijuana in Illinois warehouse

    URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A Kankakee man has pleaded not guilty to federal charges he was growing $3 million worth of marijuana plants at a warehouse in Bra ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 12:41 pm
  • New subpoena issued for Ill. anti-violence program

    CHICAGO – Federal authorities in Chicago issued a new subpoena over records involving Gov. Pat Quinn's troubled anti-violence program, state officials ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 7:04 pm
  • McLean County nixes marijuana cultivation center

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The McLean County Board denied a special use permit for a proposed medical marijuana cultivation center on Tuesday, saying it woul ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 4:58 pm
  • Illinois governor candidate Bruce Rauner questions medical marijuana program secrecy

    CHICAGO — Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he wouldn't have signed legislation creating Illinois' medical marijuana pilot progr ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 2:44 pm
  • Illinois meat-tampering suspect accused of putting needles in supermarket packages seeks bond

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — A southwestern Illinois man accused of inserting sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats that a federal prosecutor calle ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Resident injured in Elgin house explosion, fire officials say

    ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — An Elgin man is in intensive care after an explosion blew out the walls and windows of his house, fire officials said.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • Deadly Cairo bank holdup hearing set for Illinois man

    BENTON, Ill. — A man accused of fatally stabbing two southern Illinois bank workers and critically wounding a third during a botched robbery has been ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 9:40 am
  • DuPage County report first West Nile virus case

    WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — The DuPage Health Department on Monday announced the county's first reported human case of West Nile virus this year.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 7:40 am
  • Durbin denies ‘bullying’ businesses

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is unabashedly defending his name-calling and other attacks on Illinois businesses looking to locate their headquarter ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Wheeling police car hits, kills pedestrian

    WHEELING – An on-duty officer in a squad car has struck and killed a 20-year-old pedestrian in a northwestern Chicago suburb, Wheeling police said.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Nearly 100 groups form school funding coalition

    AURORA – Nearly 100 organizations are joining together to push Illinois lawmakers to pass a school funding reform proposal in the spring.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:00 pm
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