CHICAGO – Low-income Illinois families can receive twice the dollar value when they use their LINK card at farmers markets this season.
CHICAGO – The city of Chicago is teaming with Nike to offer free basketball clinics and a safe place for kids to play this summer.
CHICAGO – The deputy director for the Illinois Department of Corrections’ southern district has resigned following investigations of sexual harassment.
CHICAGO – As pressure mounts on military leaders to crack down on sexual abuse in the armed forces, some encouraging news is coming out of the Naval base outside of Chicago: A pilot program aimed at reducing the number of sexual assaults that just might be working.
CHICAGO – Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon is urging Illinois communities to consider banning assault-style weapons before new legislation is signed that could prohibit local governments from doing so in the future.
CHICAGO – The outlook for thousands of Illinois service providers became brighter after lawmakers dedicated a $1.2 billion windfall to addressing the state’s chronic unpaid bills problem, but some fear the positive trend could be short-lived.
CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration has restored taxpayer funding for the state’s largest charter school operator, saying it has addressed concerns about nepotism and conflicts of interest.
CHICAGO – A former Chicago store owner who fled the U.S. in 1979 after being accused of killing a shoplifter was arrested at O’Hare International Airport while trying to return to the country to attend a graduation ceremony, authorities said Saturday.
LAKE FOREST – A former employee of a northern Illinois high school drama program is being accused of having sexual relationships with underage students.
LORAINE – Battered and bloodied, Randy Wilcox remembers crawling along Route 336 heading back to his tractor.
CHICAGO – Sen. Dick Durbin said Congress must act to stop interest rates on some student loans from doubling.
CHICAGO – An ambulance traveling through Chicago's West Side came upon a shootout that forced the paramedics to duck for cover and call police.
CHAMPAIGN – Two math-notebook pages recently authenticated as belonging to Abraham Lincoln suggest the 16th president, who was known to downplay his formal education, may have spent more time in school than usually thought.
CHICAGO – Melissa Jones almost made it.
CHICAGO – Two Chicago men are facing charges after Cook County deputies found 44 pounds of marijuana during an eviction this week on the city's South Side.