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  • Chicago schools getting $10M for Safe Passage

    CHICAGO – A school safety program beefed up after dozens of Chicago schools were closed last year will get a $10 million infusion from the state of Il ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • Judge hears allegations against Chicago officer

    CHICAGO – A decorated Chicago police commander who rose through the ranks even as he was the subject of numerous misconduct allegations appeared in co ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Illinois women charged with cooking meth in church

    HILLSBORO – Two southern Illinois women were charged with cooking methamphetamine in a rural Hillsboro church.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:01 am
  • U.S. judge tosses Koschman suit against Chicago

    CHICAGO – A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit accusing the city of Chicago, police and state prosecutors of covering up the involvement of then-Mayor ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes

    CHICAGO – The candidates for Illinois governor sharpened their attacks on each other Thursday, with Gov. Pat Quinn saying Bruce Rauner’s plan to tax s ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • I-55 crash trucker charged with reckless homicide

    JOLIET – An Indiana truck driver involved in a crash that killed five people on an interstate southwest of Chicago has been charged with reckless homi ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Galesburg teachers end strike after contract deal

    GALESBURG – Galesburg teachers have ended a two-week strike after their union reached a tentative contract agreement with the board of education.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Oil industry donating to Rauner’s campaign

    SPRINGFIELD – Oil producers, drilling companies and geologists frustrated with the slow process of implementing rules for high-volume oil and gas dril ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Bait dumping offers invaders path to Great lakes

    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Inadequate regulation of the bait fish trade and carelessness on the part of anglers may be allowing invasive species — includi ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Vallas: Rauner plan would cost schools $4 billion

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Bruce Rauner’s proposal to dump a temporary state income tax increase would cost public schools $4 billion a year and lead to ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Rauner broadens Ag Department patronage criticism

    SPRINGFIELD – The GOP candidate for Illinois governor broadened his criticism of state agriculture officials Wednesday, saying the department was “ful ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Chicago's Little League champs return as heroes

    CHICAGO – The ballpark gleams, exactly as the home of the Little League World Series national championship team should.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 3:46 pm
  • Springfield student arrested with gun at school

    SPRINGFIELD – A Springfield high school student has been detained after he brought a loaded handgun to school.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • DNR: Cheaper hunting, fishing licenses unavailable until Oct. 1, says refund will be offered

    Chuck Lemker of Crystal Lake was looking forward to purchasing hunting and fishing licenses at a reduced price this month.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Illinois woman gets 75 years for father's murder

    MARION – A southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for soliciting and aiding in the 2011 murder of her father.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 8:39 am
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