State

  • Woman, 24, convicted in dismemberment of husband

    SPRINGFIELD – A jury has convicted a 24-year-old central Illinois woman of murder for the dismemberment of her husband.
    April 2, 2014 - 8:23 am
  • Strong storms, hail, flooding expected for southern Illinois

    CARBONDALE – The National Weather Service says tornadoes, strong winds and large hail could pound portions of southern and southwestern Illinois in th ...
    April 2, 2014 - 8:22 am
  • Chicago among many Ill. cities in pension straits

    SPRINGFIELD – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan for fixing part of the nation’s worst municipal pension crisis is now in the hands of state lawmakers ...
    April 2, 2014 - 2:23 pm
  • Governor's tactic delays Senate cabinet approval

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn used a procedural move sidestepping a deadline to have two cabinet members reappointments approved by the state Senate.
    April 1, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Madigan’s voting rights amendment advances

    SPRINGFIELD – A proposal by Illinois’ powerful House Speaker to thwart future voter suppression efforts advanced in the Legislature on Tuesday, a move ...
    April 1, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • State officials announce homebuyer assistance

    CHICAGO – Illinois will offer more help to first-time homebuyers under a program announced Tuesday by Gov. Pat Quinn.
    April 1, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • House music legend Frankie Knuckles dead at 59

    CHICAGO – Frankie Knuckles, a Grammy-winning Chicago disc jockey known as the “Godfather of House Music” who worked with artists including Michael Jac ...
    April 1, 2014 - 10:48 pm
  • Ill. village's ex-trustee gets probation for fraud

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois village's former trustee who pleaded guilty to health care fraud has been ordered to spend five ye ...
    April 1, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Group proposes higher gas tax to improve roads

    SPRINGFIELD — A transportation group is proposing a plan to change the way Illinois pays for road construction, including an increase in gas taxes.
    April 1, 2014 - 12:57 pm
  • Report: Madigan influenced Chicago transit hiring

    CHICAGO — A task force appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn to scrutinize Chicago's transit agencies says it has unearthed more evidence that House Speaker Mic ...
    April 1, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Group names Illinois' 10 most endangered places

    SPRINGFIELD — A preservationist group has released its list of the 10 most endangered historic places in Illinois.
    April 1, 2014 - 11:36 am
  • UIC shower assault results in charges for 28-year-old man

    CHICAGO – Authorities say a 28-year-old man is facing charges for assaulting a University of Illinois at Chicago student in a dorm shower.
    April 1, 2014 - 8:41 am
  • Bill would let drivers 'sign and go' for speeding

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation being considered by lawmakers in Springfield would allow drivers to keep their licenses in hand after getting speeding ticke ...
    April 1, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Jesse White urges Illinoisans to be organ donors

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is encouraging people to register to be organ and tissue donors.
    April 1, 2014 - 7:39 am
  • Bill would let drivers 'sign and go' for speeding

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Legislation being considered by lawmakers in Springfield would allow drivers to keep their licenses in hand after getting spe ...
    April 1, 2014 - 7:36 am
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