• Chicago man accused in drunken beating of mother

    CHICAGO – A Chicago man is accused of slamming his mother’s head into a sidewalk after she tried to grab his car keys in an attempt to keep him from d ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Chicago’s shared bikes will be used in triathlon

    CHICAGO – No bicycle? No problem.Chicago officials said 100 people will complete the cycling portion ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Quinn promotes autism awareness at Brookfield Zoo

    BROOKFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez are promoting autism awareness.The two Illi ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • White pelicans migrating through Illinois

    UTICA – Bird watchers are having a field day as American white pelicans make their annual migration through Illinois.
    April 13, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Tough tax votes loom in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Faced with an expected $3 billion budget hole from an expiring income tax increase, Illinois lawmakers are grappling with whether to rai ...
    April 13, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Bond set at $75,000 in Amtrak drug bust in Illinois

    GALESBURG – Bond has been set at $75,000 for a man accused of bringing more than a pound of marijuana into Illinois on an Amtrak train with plans to s ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Illinois inmates help in pre-emptive sandbagging

    DU QUOIN – With flood season approaching, Illinois prison inmates are helping restock the supply of sandbags for makeshift levees.
    April 13, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Illinois man sentenced in pipe-bomb case

    URBANA – A Bloomington man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after being convicted of putting a pipe bomb in a mailbox.
    April 13, 2014 - 12:06 am
  • Unsolved 1987 slaying of Illinois family haunting

    ST. LOUIS – More than a quarter century later, the grisly, unsolved slaughter of Joeann Dardeen’s son, his pregnant wife and their young son in southe ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:05 am
  • Bill would alert American travelers about passport checks

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk wants the federal government to alert American air travelers about which airports around the world are failing to routin ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:04 am
  • Quinn, Rauner spar on education in first 2014 campaign meeting

    CHICAGO – Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner held little back in their first meeting of the 2014 campaign, with Rauner ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:57 am
  • Judge orders ankle bracelet for tuberculosis patient

    CHAMPAIGN – A judge in central Illinois ordered an uncooperative patient with infectious tuberculosis to remain in his home and allowed public health ...
    April 12, 2014 - 12:57 am
  • Illinois House defeats 'conversion therapy' ban

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers voted down a bill banning so-called conversion therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of gay youth.
    April 12, 2014 - 12:56 am
  • Illinois Senate approves ban on ticket quotas

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation that would ban police departments from issuing quotas on tickets has been approved in the Illinois Senate.
    April 12, 2014 - 12:57 am
  • Voters to decide on 2 constitutional amendments

    SPRINGFIELD – Voters in Illinois will be asked whether to amend the state constitution in at least two different ways.
    April 12, 2014 - 12:56 am
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