Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:46:00 GMTSPRINGFIELD – Tens of thousands of state government workers have sanctioned a strike against Gov. Bruce Rauner and his contract terms, union officials said Thursday, kicking a two-year dispute into an unprecedented higher gear.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:46:00 GMTPEORIA – Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis planned to open this year’s State of the City speech by thanking Caterpillar Inc. for its longtime commitment to the central Illinois town, declaring “We wouldn’t be Peoria without Caterpillar.”
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:20:00 GMTCHICAGO – Chicago Public Schools has instructed its principals not to let federal immigration agents inside district buildings without a criminal warrant.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:32:00 GMTMENARD – Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in the disappearance of his fourth wife, has been transferred out of the Illinois prison system and into a federal penitentiary in Indiana.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:58:00 GMTVIENNA – An Austrian court on Tuesday approved a U.S. extradition request for a Ukrainian oligarch suspected of paying millions of dollars in bribes to Indian officials.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:58:00 GMTSPRINGFIELD – The historic and longtime rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals will be the subject of an exhibit at Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum starting next month.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:49:00 GMTSPRINGFIELD – Should injured pro athletes be allowed to earn workers’ compensation benefits until they are 67 years old, like other workers, even if their athletic careers normally would have ended more than 30 years earlier?
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:51:00 GMTCOLLINSVILLE – Timothy Tyler knew it wasn’t time to sit around the office.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:21:00 GMTCHICAGO – The Chicago Urban League and the Illinois State Board of Education have reached a tentative settlement of a yearslong lawsuit that claims discriminatory school funding.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:21:00 GMTUniversity of Illinois police issue letter about sexual assaults
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:20:00 GMTCHICAGO – A 19-year-old man who lost his legs in a car accident last year has received a new pair of prosthetic limbs thanks to a survivor of the Boston Marathon bombing and a Chicago prosthetist.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:18:00 GMTCHICAGO – A man has been charged in a Chicago shooting captured on video that killed two people, including a toddler, and wounded a pregnant woman, police said Saturday.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:18:00 GMTNORMAL – Police said they seized nearly 130 explosives from the home of a central Illinois man.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 06:02:00 GMTWASHINGTON – Bob Michel, an affable Illinois congressman who served as leader of the Republican House minority for 14 years and was skilled at seeking compromise critical in getting many initiatives of two Republican presidents through Congress, died Friday. He was 93.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:07:00 GMTBELLEVILLE – A judge on Thursday denied a request by the Illinois attorney general to stop paying state workers unless lawmakers resolve an ongoing budget impasse.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:07:00 GMTSPRINGFIELD – An Illinois House committee has cleared a proposal that would require public universities to admit first-time freshman applicants who finish with a GPA in the top 10 percent of their high school's graduating class.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 06:43:00 GMTBudget stalemate nears two years
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:53:00 GMTCHICAGO – Competitors of Chicago-based Exelon Corp. filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday opposing legislation that provides billions of dollars in subsidies to the power giant.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 04:58:00 GMTSPRINGFIELD – Illinois officials waited more than five months to alert dozens of domestic violence programs that their funding had been eliminated, an omission that has forced layoffs and other cuts at some facilities, according to interviews and documents reviewed by The Associated Press.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 04:58:00 GMTCHICAGO – A Chicago toddler was shot and killed on Tuesday in what police suspect was a "gang hit" on a man in a vehicle with her, just a few days after two young girls were shot in the head. It marked the latest spasm of violence in a city struggling to contain such attacks.