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  • Hunting of bobcats up to outgoing Illinois governor

    ST. LOUIS – Ken Staley spends days setting traps in pursuit of beavers, otters, raccoons and muskrats. Yet the southwestern Illinois man for years has ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Man gets 9 years for role in liquor store heist

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Illinois – A southwestern Illinois man has been ordered to spend more than nine years in federal prison for his role in a Belleville l ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Defense bill includes New Philadelphia provision

    BARRY – Illinois’ senators say federal defense legislation includes a request to study if a National Park designation is merited for the New Philadelp ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:05 pm
  • Police investigate teenager’s shooting death

    CHICAGO–Chicago police are investigating the shooting death of a teenager during what his aunt says was an attempt to steal his jacket.
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • 2 Chicago south suburbs men get 95 years in Park Forest shooting death

    MARKHAM — Two men from the south suburbs of Chicago will each serve 95 years in prison for the 2010 shooting death of a 20-year-old man in Park Forest ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 9:06 am
  • Cook County judge OKs another Gacy exhumation

    CHICAGO – The body of a teenager identified as one of serial killer John Wayne Gacy’s victims should be exhumed for testing to determine if he was mis ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Flu season revs up for an early start in Illinois

    CHICAGO – Illinois’ flu season started earlier this year, and the most prevalent strain also is the one known for causing the most severe illness.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Rauner lawyers meet with Quinn about comptroller

    CHICAGO – The incoming Illinois governor’s attorneys have met with staffers for Gov. Pat Quinn and argued Quinn may make only a short-term appointment ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:15 pm
  • Chicago opens lakefront Maggie Daley Park

    CHICAGO – A new park is open along Chicago’s lakefront named for late former first lady Maggie Daley.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 9:15 pm
  • Attorney General Holder meets with police, local leaders in Chicago

    CHICAGO – Attorney General Eric Holder says the nation is facing "critical times" when it comes to the lack of trust that exists between some communit ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 9:36 pm
  • Chicago officer disciplined for 'Alabama' song at police protest

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department says it will discipline an officer who played "Sweet Home Alabama" over a police-cruiser loudspeaker during a ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • Health insurance costs up in parts of Illinois

    CHICAGO — Illinois residents returning to HealthCare.gov to buy insurance are finding prices higher in many parts of the state.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 2:56 pm
  • Bond reduced in Sycamore child porn case

    SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County judge reduced bail for a 33-year-old Sycamore accused of videotaping a girl in a bathroom, but added a new stipulation: Kar ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 1:07 pm
  • Ex-Pekin police janitor pleads guilty in meth case

    PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A former janitor for Pekin police has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to make and sell methamphetamine.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 9:28 am
  • Ameren, ComEd get OK to raise electric rates in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Commerce Commission has approved rate increases for the state's two main electric utilities.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 9:24 am
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