CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a former Chicago White Sox scout to a year and a day in prison for scheming to collect kickbacks from Latin American players the team had signed.
ST. LOUIS – A state's attorney who has decided to stop prosecuting Illinois' last-in-the-nation ban on having guns in public said Friday a federal court's scrapping of the prohibition empowers him to let citizens go ahead and carry concealed weapons.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A 140-year-old Illinois prison housing the state's toughest criminals could one day be home to a modern and ecologically friendly power-generator.
CHICAGO (AP) — 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.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois woman has been sentenced to five years of probation after authorities say she fraudulently received more than $26,000 in unemployment benefits that she'll now have to repay.
CHICAGO – Ameren Corp. cannot transfer a waiver from pollution controls at five coal-fired power plants when it sells the plants to Dynegy Inc., the Illinois Pollution Control Board said Thursday.
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge says a reputed Chicago gang member accused in the shooting death of a 6-month-old girl must remain behind bars as he awaits trial on a first-degree murder charge.
CHICAGO (AP) — Republican legislative leaders are split on whether it was a right move for Gov. Pat Quinn to call a special session on pensions.
SPRINGFIELD – Whammed by Illinois' second credit-rating downgrade this week because of the pension debacle, Gov. Pat Quinn moved swiftly Thursday to call lawmakers into a special session "to finish their job" after adjourning the spring session last week without a resolution.
CHICAGO – Former Chicago Sun-Times photographers and supporters are protesting the newspaper's decision to lay off its entire full-time photography staff.
DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — An Eastern Illinois church has a new temporary home after a fire likely caused by a lightning strike destroyed its sanctuary.