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  • Beardstown man charged with murder in 8-month-old baby's death

    BEARDSTOWN — Cass County authorities have charged a Beardstown man with murder in the death of his girlfriend's 8-month-old son.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 9:29 am
  • Geneva murder trial pushed to February

    ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP – A Geneva man charged with his wife's murder must now wait until after the new year for a trial.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 8:33 am
  • Senate panel advances plan for $11 minimum wage

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a revamped proposal that would increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017 ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • Illinois House overrides veto of FOIA legislation

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House has voted to override Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of legislation that allows governments to charge higher fees for large pu ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 2:17 pm
  • Mike Frerichs pulls off slim win in Illinois treasurer's race

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Sen. Mike Frerichs won the state treasurer's post by about 9,600 votes after Republican opponent Tom Cross conceded the hard-fo ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 10:58 pm
  • St. Charles Filling Station owner acknowledges liquor license violation

    ST. CHARLES – The owner of The Filling Station Pub & Grill pleaded guilty Monday to a liquor license violation that involved a minor being served alco ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:49 am
  • Timothy Killeen named new University of Illinois president

    CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois system has hired State University of New York Vice Chancellor for Research Timothy L. Killeen as its next presi ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • Cupich becomes Chicago archbishop, decries abuse

    CHICAGO – Blase Cupich became the archbishop of Chicago on Tuesday after his predecessor handed him a bishop’s staff and relinquished the chair that s ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Lawmakers discuss Illinois’ school funding

    SPRINGFIELD – Parents and teachers frustrated with Illinois’ school funding formula rallied for action Tuesday at the state Capitol, as House lawmaker ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:14 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers eye final attempt at state-run health insurance exchange

    CHICAGO – Illinois lawmakers may have one more chance to approve a state-run health insurance marketplace during the fall legislative session that sta ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Asian carp plant stops operations in Grafton

    GRAFTON (AP) – The chief executive of a southern Illinois Asian carp processing plant says the facility has ceased operations ahead of a 30-day deadli ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • Harvest Lane Vintage opens shop in Campton Hills

    CAMPTON HILLS – A shop that opened in western Kane County last year has re-established itself closer to St. Charles.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:40 pm
  • Police: Two men with weapon robbed NIU student

    DeKALB — Northern Illinois University police are investigating an off-campus armed robbery in which a laptop and cash were stolen from a student.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 12:34 pm
  • DeKalb couple accused of sexually assaulting a teen in Cortland

    SYCAMORE – Two DeKalb residents remained in DeKalb County Jail on Monday on allegations that they sexually assaulted a teenager in May, authorities sa ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • Illinois corn, soybean harvests nearly complete

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois farmers are in the homestretch of bringing in their corn and soybeans from the fields.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 8:15 am
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