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  • Security ramped up for nation's upcoming gay pride events

    CHICAGO – The huge crowds expected to attend gay pride parades around the United States in the coming weeks will be greeted by more police officers an ...
    June 16, 2016 - 11:44 pm
  • Illinois borrows millions for building despite budget mess

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois has borrowed $550 million for construction at what Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says is a record-low interest rate despit ...
    June 16, 2016 - 1:41 pm
  • Reeder: Illinois' debt totals $16,000 for every person in state

    SPRINGFIELD – I opened my credit card bill last month and gasped.There were $3,570 in charges I did ...
    June 16, 2016 - 6:50 am
  • Review agency: Chicago police need anti-discrimination rule

    CHICAGO – Accusations that an officer called President Barack Obama a racial slur have prompted the agency that investigates police misconduct in Chic ...
    June 15, 2016 - 11:42 pm
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner requests expedited union negotiations case

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says it wants to bypass an administrative law judge's recommendation in order to expedite the resolut ...
    June 14, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • Illinois AG warns of email scam targeting business owners

    CHICAGO – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is warning business owners that crooks posing as representatives from her office are trying to scam t ...
    June 14, 2016 - 7:12 am
  • McDonald's to move to Chicago and take over Oprah's old digs

    NEW YORK – McDonald's is moving back to Chicago and taking over the old home of "The Oprah Winfrey Show."
    June 13, 2016 - 2:27 pm
  • Museum for enlisted sailors proposed in North Chicago

    GREAT LAKES – North Chicago could soon be home to the country's first museum dedicated to enlisted sailors.GREAT LAKES – North Chicago could soon be h ...
    June 13, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner accusing attorney general of ‘creating crisis’

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner is trying to weave a wider web of blame for the state budget mess, extending his criticism of House Speaker Michael Ma ...
    June 13, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • WIU trustees vote to eliminate four degree programs

    MACOMB – Western Illinois University trustees voted Friday to eliminate African-American studies, women's studies and two other degree programs becaus ...
    June 11, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Candy history exhibit highlights Greek-Americans

    CHICAGO – An exhibit about Chicago’s candy-making history opens Thursday at a museum in the city’s Greektown neighborhood.
    June 11, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • 5-year-old girl among more than a dozen shot in Chicago

    CHICAGO – A 5-year-old girl is among more than a dozen people shot so far this weekend in Chicago.Po ...
    June 11, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • SIU plans downstate expansion of telehealth services

    LINCOLN – Southern Illinois University is employing more than 100 trained professionals to carry out what's expected to be a massive expansion of the ...
    June 11, 2016 - 11:53 pm
  • Berg: Guilty until proven innocent in Illinois

    When Judy Wiese went to sleep Aug. 31, 2015, she was worried about her grandson. He’d taken her car to work that day. And he was supposed to be home t ...
    June 11, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Puzzling cliff-hanger in case of poisoned Illinois lottery winner

    CHICAGO – With his departure from office this week, a county medical examiner leaves behind a beguiling mystery set in motion more than three years ag ...
    June 10, 2016 - 11:29 pm
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