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  • Madigan’s office warns of phone scam

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Attorney General’s office is asking residents to be on the lookout for a phone scam in which callers posing as government offic ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 10:57 pm
  • BB King cancels shows after falling ill in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Blues guitarist B.B. King has canceled the remaining eight performances of his current tour after being diagnosed with dehydration and ...
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Family grows supersized squash

    MASON, Ill. (AP) — As Alan Bell and his grandson harvest produce from the Bell family farm in rural Mason, they make sure to lift with their legs.
    Oct. 5, 2014 - 8:21 am
  • Historian to donate notes on famous Lincoln photograph

    CHICAGO – It’s one of the most famous Abraham Lincoln photographs, largely because no one knew the picture of the dead president lying in an open coff ...
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Town has its hand in 1000s of pumpkin pies

    MORTON – Every year between August and early November, Steve Beuttel eats a lot of pumpkin pie.“I tr ...
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 11:37 pm
  • Suburban Chicago investment adviser sentenced

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a suburban Chicago investment adviser to a three-and-a-half year prison term for a scheme that cost more ...
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 12:26 pm
  • Chicago man honored as 'Veteran of the Month'

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man has been honored as Illinois Veteran of the Month for September.Jaime P ...
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 7:08 am
  • Technology Center of DuPage instructor fires gun

    ADDISON, Ill. (AP) — A gun was accidentally discharged by a criminal justice instructor at Technology Center of DuPage during a class, striking a file ...
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 7:06 am
  • FAA chief visits sabotaged Chicago-area facility

    AURORA – The head of the Federal Aviation Administration and lawmakers toured a sabotaged Aurora air traffic facility on Friday, saying they were shoc ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • GOP eyes voter rolls in midst of close Illinois campaign

    CHICAGO – In a sign of how close the contest for control of President Barack Obama’s home state is expected to be, Illinois Republicans are mounting w ...
    Oct. 4, 2014 - 12:08 am
  • Illinois man gets 53 years for Percy fire that killed 4 children

    CHESTER (AP) — An Illinois man was sentenced to 53 years in prison for setting a Percy house fire that killed four children last year.
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 4:20 pm
  • Michelle Obama to urge Pat Quinn supporters to vote early in Illinois

    CHICAGO — Michelle Obama will encourage supporters of Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn to cast their ballots early this year.
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda to add blindfold to Chicago high-rise walk

    CHICAGO — Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda says he'll wear a blindfold next month when he crosses from one Chicago high-rise building to another.
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Illinois man pleads guilty in Granite City home invasion, hammer beating

    EDWARDSVILLE — A southwestern Illinois man faces up to 30 years in prison after admitting his role in pummeling a man with a hammer and metal bar duri ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 11:16 am
  • Election: Illinois Republicans eye voter rolls amid close campaign

    CHICAGO — In a sign of how close the contest for control of President Barack Obama's home state is expected to be, Illinois Republicans are mounting w ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 11:41 am
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