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  • Illinois’ court fees rising to cover special programs

    SPRINGFIELD – Court fees and fines in Illinois have become bloated over the years with surcharges to pay for programs and services, resulting in steep ...
    July 10, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • Illinois' court fees rising to cover special programs

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Court fees and fines in Illinois have become bloated over the years with surcharges to pay for programs and services, resulti ...
    July 10, 2016 - 1:46 pm
  • Ex-school bus driver sentenced to 5 years for sex abuse

    ROCKFORD – A former school bus driver found guilty of sexually abusing two 5-year-old girls in northern Illinois has been sentenced to five years in p ...
    July 10, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Woman reflects on year as Carterville police chief

    CARTERVILLE – When Heather Reno assumed the job of Carterville's top cop on June 29, 2015, the department had been through rough times.
    July 10, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Chicago-area woman accused of Facebook threat against police

    EVERGREEN PARK (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman is accused of posting a threat on Facebook to shoot any police officer who pulls her over and asks her ...
    July 9, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • Mark Kirk again trails Tammy Duckworth in fundraising for US Senate bid

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth outraised Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk for the fourth consecutive quarter, giving her a multimilli ...
    July 9, 2016 - 8:28 am
  • Ex-congressman Joe Walsh stands by 'Watch out Obama' tweet

    CHICAGO (AP) — A former Illinois congressman said Friday he's standing by a Twitter post he sent after the fatal shooting of police officers in Dallas ...
    July 8, 2016 - 11:43 pm
  • Comcast adds Chicago customers to those under data caps

    NEW YORK – Comcast is increasing the number of home internet customers who will face limits on how much data they can use before getting hit with extr ...
    July 8, 2016 - 1:56 pm
  • Illinois medical marijuana sales reach $2.57 million in June

    CHICAGO – The Illinois medical marijuana industry saw $2.57 million in retail sales during June, a sign of continuing steady growth of the retail mark ...
    July 8, 2016 - 10:39 am
  • Chicago police pair up for safety after Dallas shootings

    CHICAGO – Chicago police are working in pairs to increase their safety following the fatal shooting of Dallas officers during a protest of police shoo ...
    July 8, 2016 - 10:11 am
  • Labor board denies Rauner's request to expedite union case

    CHICAGO – A state labor board dealt a blow to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday, denying his administration’s unusual request to circumvent a l ...
    July 8, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • 3-year-old was trapped in car seat underwater outside Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – A 3-year-old girl was flown Wednesday to Central DuPage Hospital with serious injuries after a crash left her trapped in a car partially su ...
    July 7, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • 3 shot to death, dozens hurt in Chicago over July 4 weekend

    CHICAGO – The July 4 weekend in Chicago ended with 50 people shot, three fatally, after the police force flooded the streets with thousands of officer ...
    July 5, 2016 - 10:31 pm
  • Flag-burning Illinois protester will not face charges

    URBANA – An Illinois prosecutor says she will not file charges against a man whose flag-burning protest led to his arrest on Independence Day.
    July 5, 2016 - 4:36 pm
  • Tolls begin on Elgin-O'Hare Expressway

    ELGIN – Tolls are starting on the Elgin-O'Hare Expressway Route 390.Cashless toll collection via I-P ...
    July 5, 2016 - 9:45 am
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