Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:40:00 GMTCHICAGO – With a mix of euphoria, relief and disbelief, long-suffering Cubs fans are shaking off superstitions and setting their sights on the team’s first World Series in 71 years.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 05:18:00 GMTPEORIA – Caterpillar Inc. officials said the company's new CEO will bring experience in the global markets and an understanding and respect for the company's place in central Illinois.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 05:18:00 GMTCHICAGO – Illinois was once billed as one of November’s most competitive U.S. Senate races. Now, Democrats are counting on U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth to defeat Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk as the party looks to reclaim the majority in the chamber.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 04:26:00 GMTFAIRVIEW – A decorated U.S. soldier from Illinois and an Army civilian employee from Oklahoma who both had been deployed multiple times to support military operations in Afghanistan were killed in an attack this week in Kabul, the Defense Department said.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 04:26:00 GMTHIGHLAND PARK – A suburban Chicago community is raising the legal age to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 04:25:00 GMTCHICAGO – A Chicago-area judicial candidate who was once on the fast track to a high-salary, high-status job as a judge now faces charges of impersonating a judge when she was a court staff attorney early this year, prosecutors announced Friday.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:55:00 GMTCHICAGO – If you want to know just how important the Cubs are to Chicago, a good place to start is at the end.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:18:00 GMTSPRINGFIELD – Illinois Department of Agriculture officials said they're temporarily closing the Coliseum at the state fairgrounds after engineers discovered structural deficiencies indoors.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:18:00 GMTCHICAGO – Officials said hundreds of drinking fountains in Chicago parks have been shut off after testing revealed high levels of lead in the water.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:18:00 GMTWAUKEGAN – The Illinois Department of Transportation is asking Lake County and other local governments surrounding Chicago if they can help clear snow from some state routes this winter.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:18:00 GMTEUREKA – A Bloomington high school teacher has been charged with first-degree murder in her husband's stabbing death.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 04:12:00 GMTSmall businesses look for ways to get advantage
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 04:51:00 GMTSPRINGFIELD – At the end of a brief online video promoting an Illinois agency's training summit, the picture faded to black and, several seconds later, a pornographic clip appeared.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:43:00 GMTOAK BROOK – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday that he is creating a new council that will review state agency rules and regulations in an attempt to reduce bureaucracy and save Illinois $250 million over the next decade.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:06:00 GMTPresidential candidates set the turnout. That’s the race voters care about the most by far, so everybody else who’s running down-ballot essentially has to work within the structure of that year’s presidential turnout numbers.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:04:00 GMTNEW YORK – Caterpillar said Monday that CEO and Chairman Doug Oberhelman will retire from the company next year and will be replaced as CEO by Jim Umpleby, an executive who has worked at the construction and mining equipment company for more than three decades.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 05:52:00 GMTA reader emailed me late last week asking me about a constitutional amendment that will be on all Illinoisans’ ballot Nov. 8.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 05:18:00 GMTROCKFORD – Firefighters in Rockford are alarmed by a rise in arsons this year and urging city residents to be wary and report any suspicious activity.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 05:18:00 GMTCHICAGO – A suburban Chicago church is launching a "love" campaign to counter ugly presidential campaign rhetoric.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 05:18:00 GMTCHICAGO – The city of Chicago has finished a three-and-a-half-year campaign to build or renovate hundreds of playgrounds so every child can be within a 10-minute walk of a place to play.