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  • USDA: Illinois has record corn, soybean crops in 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — The federal government says Illinois corn and soybean growers had a record year in 2014.
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Bolingbrook teen accused of trying to join Islamic State has arraignment Tuesday

    CHICAGO (AP) — A 19-year-old suburban Chicago man facing a terrorist charge for allegedly trying to join Islamic State group militants in Syria will h ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 9:25 am
  • Vernon Hills woman recovering from more than 20 stab wounds

    DEER PARK – A 24-year-old Vernon Hills woman is recovering after police said she was stabbed by a co-worker more than 20 times.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:10 pm
  • $10M bond for Illinois teacher accused of sexual assault

    WAUKEGAN – A former suburban Chicago school teacher who fled to Bosnia to avoid prosecution on charges of sexually assaulting a student is back in the ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:09 pm
  • Departing Illinois Governor Pat Quinn commutes sentences of 6

    SPRINGFIELD – In his final moments as Illinois governor, Pat Quinn commuted the sentences of six people, issued three executive orders, handed out som ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • Pat Quinn leaves Illinois medical marijuana decisions to Bruce Rauner

    CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner inherited the prickly question of who should get medical marijuana business permits Monday as his predecessor lef ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:13 pm
  • GOP's Bruce Rauner sworn in as Illinois governor, freezes spending

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner moved quickly to address Illinois' budget mess Monday, taking the oath of office and then ordering state ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • St. Charles firefighters pull dead man from burning home

    ST. CHARLES – Paramedics confirmed Sunday that a man pulled from a residential fire in St. Charles had died, making it the city's first fire connected ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 9:22 am
  • NIU students explore lowering bar-entry age to 20

    DeKALB – Mixing underage patrons with DeKalb bars creates a cocktail that’s enticing some and repelling others.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 9:19 am
  • Chicago man charged in fatal beating of 1-year-old boy

    CHICAGO – A Chicago man is facing charges in the fatal beating of a 1-year-old boy.The Chicago Tribu ...
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Carbon monoxide a concern especially during Illinois winter

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois state fire marshal said homes are especially susceptible to carbon monoxide poisoning in winter.
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Federal funding provides $400M bump for Illinois hospitals

    CHICAGO – Hospitals across Illinois will receive $400 million in federal funding under the Affordable Care Act.
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:44 pm
  • Priest pleads guilty to disorderly conduct for exposure

    ROCKFORD – A Roman Catholic priest has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for exposing himself in a gas station near Rockford and in a car in the st ...
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • McHenry County-area reps have high hopes for Bruce Rauner’s first address

    Republican Bruce Rauner will take the oath of office Monday and become the state’s 42nd governor, ending 12 years of Democratic control of the executi ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • Festivities begin for Bruce Rauner’s inauguration as Illinois governor

    SPRINGFIELD – From a museum visit to a swanky $1,000-a-plate dinner at the Illinois Capitol on Sunday, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner spent his last day befo ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 9:08 am
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