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  • Rauner signs order aimed at helping veterans, minorities

    CHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order Monday he said is a first step toward reducing disproportionately high unemployment rates among ...
    Jan. 19, 2015 - 10:49 pm
  • Chicago woman dies after falling ill on flight from Florida

    CHICAGO – Spirit Airlines says a 59-year-old woman died after she became unresponsive on a flight last week to Chicago.
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Business leaders' wish list for Bruce Rauner notes revenue needs

    CHAMPAIGN – With one of their own in the governor's mansion, Illinois business leaders have a long wish list for wealthy venture capitalist Bruce Raun ...
    Jan. 18, 2015 - 9:56 am
  • Dairy industry braces for a milk bust following 2014 boom

    MADISON, Wis. – Milk sales set records in 2014, but plummeting prices are forcing some dairy farmers to spill the surplus down the drain.
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • $270 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Illinois

    CHICAGO – Illinois Lottery players might want to check their tickets. Someone out there won an estimated $270 million in a Mega Millions drawing this ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Bible colleges sue for right to issue degrees

    SPRINGFIELD – Bible colleges in Illinois have filed a federal lawsuit against state education regulators, seeking the unencumbered right to award degr ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • 250-year-old violin to be star of Illinois State recital

    NORMAL – A violin made 250 years ago by a famed Italian family will be the star of a weekend recital in central Illinois.
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 12:31 pm
  • Former GOP governors: Mutual respect key with Madigan

    SPRINGFIELD – The key to Gov. Bruce Rauner's quest to "shake up" the status quo in Illinois may be his prowess at building a working relationship with ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Chicago-area teen charged with killing mom in Bali sues estate for funds

    CHICAGO — A Chicago-area teen accused of killing her mother on the Indonesian island of Bali is suing for access to the woman's estate.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 1:33 pm
  • Illinois man convicted of killing puppy gets 4 years in prison

    PEKIN (AP) — A 48-year-old Illinois man has been sentenced to four years in prison for killing a 10-week-old puppy.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Burglary suspect fatally shot in St. Clair County home, police say

    LENZBURG (AP) — The St. Clair County Sheriff's Department is investigating after it says one person was killed in an alleged home invasion in Lenzburg ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Arrest in fatal shooting of former European-league basketball player, Bloomingdale police say

    WHEATON — Suburban Chicago authorities say they've made in arrest in the shooting death of a former European-league basketball player.
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 9:15 am
  • 2014 concealed-carry permits in Illinois top 91,000, state police say

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois State Police say more than 91,000 concealed-carry permits have been issued statewide since the state began allowing guns to be ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 9:13 am
  • Mother accused of poisoning children's apple juice

    ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a 29-year-old suburban Chicago woman attempted to kill her son and daughter by lacing their apple juice w ...
    Jan. 16, 2015 - 7:24 am
  • U. of Illinois trustees says Salaita decision is final

    CHICAGO – University of Illinois trustees say they will not reconsider a September decision to rescind a job offer to a professor over his profane, an ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 11:39 pm
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