Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:24:00 GMTCHICAGO – The purported leader of Chicago’s notorious Hobos street gang took the stand Thursday at his racketeering trial – one of the biggest in recent city history – to insist he didn’t order a deadly hit on a gang associate-turned-informant to stop him from providing evidence that could put the gang leadership behind bars for life.
Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:14:00 GMTSPRINGFIELD – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner approved a plan Wednesday that will provide billions of dollars in subsidies to Exelon Corp. to keep two unprofitable nuclear plants from closing prematurely.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:07:00 GMTCHICAGO – As Illinois remains without a budget, legislative leaders and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner are succeeding more at frustrating each other than at striking a deal to end an 18-month budget impasse that is damaging the state’s fiscal health every day.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:49:00 GMTURBANA – The president of the University of Illinois says its three campuses cannot legally serve as sanctuaries for immigrant students illegally living in the country despite pressure to do so.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:43:00 GMTSPRINGFIELD – Susana Mendoza was sworn in as Illinois’ 10th comptroller Monday and immediately heard from the Republican governor about fighting a lawsuit from lawmakers demanding paychecks they haven’t seen since May.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:34:00 GMTSPRINGFIELD – Homeless shelters in Illinois and low-income college students who rely on state funds are facing another year of financial uncertainty as Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and majority Democratic lawmakers remain unable to make progress on resolving a budget war.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:20:00 GMTCHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed more than three dozen people to lead the planning for Illinois' 200th birthday celebration.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:20:00 GMTCHAMPAIGN – This year's fall has been the warmest on record in Illinois since 1931.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 06:20:00 GMTCHICAGO – State officials are investigating the death of a 1-year-old boy at a north side Chicago home daycare.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 05:55:00 GMTCHICAGO – Illinois legislative leaders differed on the outcome of their latest meeting with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 04:27:00 GMTSPRINGFIELD – Six state representatives filed a lawsuit Friday demanding paychecks the Illinois comptroller cut off last spring because there’s no budget agreement.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:17:00 GMTWARRENVILLE – Police say three people are dead following a wrong-way crash involving two cars along Interstate 88 in suburban Chicago.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 05:26:00 GMTCHICAGO – A same-sex couple denied access to a Paxton bed-and-breakfast while planning their civil union ceremony has won another legal victory in a five-year discrimination case that’s highlighted the conflict between religious freedoms and gay civil rights.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:13:00 GMTSPRINGFIELD – A mammoth plan to save nuclear power plants in Illinois, derided as a corporate bailout by consumer advocates but hailed as a leap forward in energy-efficiency by environmentalists, faces an uphill climb this week in the final days of the General Assembly’s fall session.
Sun, 27 Nov 2016 05:37:00 GMTCANNON BALL, N.D. – Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters will not follow a government directive to leave the federal land where hundreds have camped for months, organizers said Saturday, despite state officials encouraging them to do so.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:45:00 GMTCHICAGO – A Chicago police officer shot and killed a gunman who had killed one person and injured another early Friday, in the second fatal shooting involving the city's police in just over 24 hours.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 06:18:00 GMTCHICAGO – Chicago Police said a sergeant responding to a call of a battery in progress on the city's South Side shot and killed a 19-year-old man during a foot chase but a search had failed to uncover a weapon the sergeant told investigators the man was carrying.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 06:18:00 GMTSPRINGFIELD – Illinois hunters harvested more than 54,000 deer during the first weekend of firearm deer season last weekend.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 06:18:00 GMTDES PLAINES – A Chicago suburb will spend as much as $30,000 on a private investigator to find out who leaked confidential documents to a local newspaper.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 06:18:00 GMTOLNEY – An 8-year-old missing girl was found dead in a Southern Illinois town, and authorities said the case is being investigated as a homicide.