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  • Study finds no easy way to Illinois debt reduction

    CHICAGO — The University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs says there is no easy to repair Illinois' chronic annual deficit.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:32 am
  • 8 charged in West Englewood dog-fighting ring on Chicago's South Side

    CHICAGO — Eight people are facing criminal charges after police say they discovered a dog-fighting ring on the South Side of Chicago.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:30 am
  • Two killed, including store employee, in attempted robbery in Joliet

    JOLIET – Two men are dead after an attempted robbery Monday afternoon at a convenience store in Joliet.
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 9:21 am
  • Chicago man charged in hit-and-run that killed 2 pedestrians

    CHICAGO – Chicago police have arrested a 24-year-old Chicago man in a hit-and-run crash that killed two men as they crossed the street on the city's N ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • New rules help Illinois collect out-of-state sales taxes

    SPRINGFIELD – The state of Illinois' Department of Revenue has new rules this year to target the collection of sales taxes from out-of-state businesse ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • New security measures to delay Illinois income tax returns

    SPRINGFIELD – New security measures to deter identity theft and fraud will delay Illinois income tax returns this year, Illinois Department of Revenue ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 10:52 pm
  • Rauner signs order aimed at helping veterans, minorities

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order Monday he said is a first step toward reducing disproportionately high unemployment rates among ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Chicago woman dies after falling ill on flight from Florida

    CHICAGO – Spirit Airlines says a 59-year-old woman died after she became unresponsive on a flight last week to Chicago.
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Business leaders' wish list for Bruce Rauner notes revenue needs

    CHAMPAIGN – With one of their own in the governor's mansion, Illinois business leaders have a long wish list for wealthy venture capitalist Bruce Raun ...
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • Dairy industry braces for a milk bust following 2014 boom

    MADISON, Wis. – Milk sales set records in 2014, but plummeting prices are forcing some dairy farmers to spill the surplus down the drain.
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • $270 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Illinois

    CHICAGO – Illinois Lottery players might want to check their tickets. Someone out there won an estimated $270 million in a Mega Millions drawing this ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Bible colleges sue for right to issue degrees

    SPRINGFIELD – Bible colleges in Illinois have filed a federal lawsuit against state education regulators, seeking the unencumbered right to award degr ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • 250-year-old violin to be star of Illinois State recital

    NORMAL – A violin made 250 years ago by a famed Italian family will be the star of a weekend recital in central Illinois.
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 12:31 pm
  • Former GOP governors: Mutual respect key with Madigan

    SPRINGFIELD – The key to Gov. Bruce Rauner's quest to "shake up" the status quo in Illinois may be his prowess at building a working relationship with ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Chicago-area teen charged with killing mom in Bali sues estate for funds

    CHICAGO — A Chicago-area teen accused of killing her mother on the Indonesian island of Bali is suing for access to the woman's estate.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 1:33 pm
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