CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says he's reviewing a bill that would legalize the medical use of marijuana.
SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois agency manager might have to delay retirement. A former university secretary wonders where she’ll have to cancel vacations. A state office assistant fears he won’t be able to afford the medical care his wife needs.
PARK RIDGE – Police in Park Ridge have a sneaking suspicion that a man arrested on theft charges in March may have scammed dozens more people out of artwork, sports memorabilia, cars and other items.
CHICAGO – Some of Illinois' top Democrats joined parents of Connecticut school shooting victims Sunday to call for a state ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, a push made as lawmakers face a tight deadline on a contentious measure to legalize concealed carry.
EAST ST. LOUIS – A 1-year-old girl was killed in East St. Louis when she was run over by a car after a boy sitting in the vehicle started the engine and put it into gear, authorities said.
AURORA (AP) — A man who apparently drowned in an Aurora retention pond has been identified as a resident of a local homeless shelter.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Another community is exploring a possible ordinance on concealed guns in the event state lawmakers fail to pass a law by a federal court's deadline.
CHICAGO (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will be grand marshal of this year's Memorial Day parade in Chicago.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois General Assembly has just two weeks left in Springfield before it adjourns for the summer, leaving lawmakers with a tight deadline for action on issues including tackling the state’s pension crisis, gay marriage and how guns will be allowed to be carried in public.
CHICAGO – Seeking to keep pace with changing technology, Illinois toughened penalties Saturday for those who use social media and text messaging to organize violent “flash mobs” like those that have occurred on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue and in other tourist areas.
CHICAGO – Hundreds of teachers, parents and students took to Chicago’s streets Saturday, the first of three days of marches to protest Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to close dozens of city schools.
RIPLEY, Ill. (AP) — The body of a 20-year-old man missing since a boating accident a week ago has been recovered from the LaMoine River in western Illinois.
CHICAGO (AP) — Apollo 13 astronaut Capt. James Lovell Jr. will help dedicate a Chicago memorial garden paying tribute to the 10th anniversary of the space shuttle Columbia disaster.