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  • Chicago set to raise minimum wage to $13

    CHICAGO – Chicago is set to become the latest U.S. city to raise its minimum wage, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel fast-tracks a politically popular plan to rea ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • 7-hour Peoria standoff ends without injuries, police say

    PEORIA (AP) — Police have arrested a man after a nearly seven-hour standoff at a house in Peoria ended without injuries.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:32 am
  • Missing 83-year-old Morton woman found in submerged car

    HUDSON — Authorities say the body of a missing 83-year-old central Illinois woman has been pulled from her car found submerged in a lake.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 9:31 am
  • Illinois treasurer’s race 3rd-closest since 1900

    SPRINGFIELD – Michael Freichs’ 9,225-vote victory in the race for state treasurer was the third-closest statewide contest in more than a century, acco ...
    Nov. 30, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Wage question looms over lawmakers’ final session

    SPRINGFIELD – The biggest issue hanging over Illinois lawmakers in a final three-day veto session this week is whether they can muster the votes to ap ...
    Nov. 30, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Video gambling’s spread raising cash, eyebrows

    CHAMPAIGN – Since video gambling began in Illinois two years ago, the slot-like terminals have been showing up in places lawmakers never imagined – fl ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 10:53 pm
  • Rockford teachers get CPR training

    ROCKFORD – Teachers in northern Illinois are receiving potentially lifesaving training they'll pass on to students.
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • Rantoul joins ranks of police using body cameras

    RANTOUL – Police in central Illinois' Rantoul are joining the growing number of law enforcers using body cameras – a technology that's been gaining tr ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 10:52 pm
  • High school head injury lawsuit filed

    CHICAGO – A former high school quarterback followed in the steps of one-time pro and college players Saturday by suing a sports governing body – in th ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 4:52 pm
  • St. Charles man charged with DUI in fatal crash

    ST. CHARLES - A 23-year-old St. Charles man has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol after a crash Friday afternoon tha ...
    Nov. 29, 2014 - 11:08 am
  • Illinois man accused of stomping puppy to death faces animal cruelty trial

    PEKIN — A jury trial is set to begin Tuesday for a 48-year-old man accused of stomping one puppy to death and injuring another at a central Illinois h ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • Ferguson protests continue in downtown Chicago

    CHICAGO — Protests over a Missouri grand jury decision not to indict a police officer in shooting of Michael Brown are continuing in Chicago.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • Video gambling's spread raising cash, eyebrows in Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN — Since video gambling began in Illinois two years ago, the slot-like terminals have been showing up in places lawmakers never imagined — fl ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Illinois Route 66 gets electric charging stations

    CHICAGO — Illinois' portion of historic Route 66 is getting a high-tech upgrade with the installation of a network of electric vehicle charging statio ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:05 pm
  • Plan would use medical marijuana to fund education in Illinois

    CHICAGO (AP) — A well-known Chicago civil rights attorney wants to branch out into the medical marijuana business and is pledging to donate half of th ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:06 pm
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