Mostly Cloudy
77FMostly CloudyFull Forecast

State

  • Reeder: Illinois legislature lacks decorum

    SPRINGFIELD – A Champaign TV station has folks here stirred up because it caught two lawmakers playing video games on their phones while an important ...
    May 20, 2016 - 6:18 am
  • Illinois unemployment edges up again in April to 6.6 percent

    CHICAGO – The unemployment rate across Illinois again creeped up in March even as the state added jobs.
    May 20, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • Investigative firm discounts ex-Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford sexual harassment claim

    SPRINGFIELD – An investigator hired by then-state Treasurer Dan Rutherford to review a former employee’s allegations of sexual harassment by the one-t ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:39 am
  • Illinois loan to help replace lead water lines in Galesburg

    GALESBURG – A $4 million state loan from will help replace lead water lines in an Illinois city with one of the nation’s most persistent problems of l ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:38 am
  • Bruce Rauner may be 'comfortable' with bill decriminalizing marijuana

    SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner says he may be comfortable with legislation to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in Illinois. But ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Judge orders ex-U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert to report to prison by June 22

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been ordered to report to prison by June 22 to begin serving a 15-month sentence in his hush-mo ...
    May 20, 2016 - 12:36 am
  • Daily fantasy sports regulations clear Illinois Senate

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois legislators are making a last-minute push to legalize daily fantasy sports betting
    May 19, 2016 - 4:03 pm
  • Illinois Senate approves automatic voter registration plan

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate has approved a measure allowing automatic voter registration in Illinois.
    May 19, 2016 - 4:02 pm
  • Illinois Senate panel approves fantasy sports regulations

    SPRINGFIELD – An Illinois Senate panel has approved regulations for daily fantasy sports websites to address concerns stemming from a state opinion wh ...
    May 19, 2016 - 6:40 am
  • Smith: HB 580, AFSCME undermine fair contract negotiations

    Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed House Bill 580 on Monday, a bill that strips taxpayers of representation during the state’s negotiations with government-work ...
    May 19, 2016 - 5:40 am
  • Thousands protest Bruce Rauner's call to change Illinois labor laws

    SPRINGFIELD – Thousands of union supporters from across Illinois rallied in front of the state Capitol building Wednesday to protest Republican Gov. B ...
    May 18, 2016 - 6:29 pm
  • Connecticut police find $1M worth of heroin after pulling over Chicago man

    STRATFORD, Conn. – Connecticut State Police troopers have seized about 28 pounds of heroin worth an estimated $1 million after pulling over a Chicago ...
    May 18, 2016 - 6:22 pm
  • Ex-U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds reverses, says won't plead guilty in tax case

    CHICAGO – Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds says he no longer wants to plead guilty to misdemeanor federal tax charges and that he's "sorry for any confus ...
    May 18, 2016 - 6:08 pm
  • Amid budget deficit, Illinois considers taxing pop, sugary drinks

    SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers scrambling to find money to fix Illinois' multibillion dollar deficit are looking to sugary drinks as one potential source of ...
    May 18, 2016 - 4:22 pm
  • Chicago aldermen push to take O'Hare, Midway from mayor's control

    CHICAGO – Several Chicago aldermen are teaming with a union to push a plan to wrestle control of O'Hare and Midway international airports from the may ...
    May 18, 2016 - 8:18 am
  • Watch Now

    Reader Poll

    How far are you traveling for Memorial Day weekend?
    More than 100 miles
    50-100 miles
    Less than 50 miles
    Not traveling