Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:32:00 GMTBLOOMINGTON – When Gabe Spalding talks about time traveling light waves, holograms and tractor beams, it might sound like the stuff of science fiction.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 05:26:00 GMTCHICAGO – Dorothy DeCarlo burned her bra during college 50 years ago to fight for women’s rights. As she stood among a sea of people gathered for a women’s rally and march in downtown Chicago on Saturday, she carried a sign that stated: “I can’t believe I still have to protest this [expletive].”
Sat, 21 Jan 2017 06:14:00 GMTCHICAGO – Illinois Senate leaders plan to vote on a compromise budget deal next week, and hope the House will be willing to work with them on a measure to end the near-two-year state budget stalemate.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:48:00 GMTCHICAGO – University of Illinois' board of trustees on Thursday endorsed an ambitious plan from the system's president to increase enrollment by nearly 15 percent at its three campuses over the next five years.
Fri, 20 Jan 2017 06:37:00 GMTCHICAGO – The city of Chicago is grappling with another in a series of defeats in its bid to regulate guns and tamp down gun violence, this time after a federal appeals court said its restrictions on publicly accessible gun ranges violated the Second Amendment.
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 05:18:00 GMTIf I had to choose a word to describe the Democrats' nominating speeches for House Speaker Michael Madigan's re-election last week, it would be either "defensive" or perhaps "joyless."
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:47:00 GMTCHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the federal Department of Defense hope a new program will turn the city into a place where college students can learn how to out-hack computer hackers.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:55:00 GMTCHICAGO – Police say a 5-year-old Chicago girl is in serious condition after she shot herself in the abdomen with a handgun that she found in her mother's purse.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:15:00 GMTWASHINGTON – Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather.
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:11:00 GMTCHICAGO – Gov. Bruce Rauner said Tuesday that he wants former political rival and veteran school administrator Paul Vallas to be chairman of Chicago State University’s Board of Trustees as part of efforts to help the struggling school overcome academic and financial problems tied to the state budget crisis.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:53:00 GMTCHICAGO – Illinois State Police say three people have died following an early-morning crash on the Eisenhower Expressway in Chicago.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:23:00 GMTCHICAGO – The release of a damning Department of Justice report, which found civil-rights abuses permeate Chicago’s 12,000-officer police force, was in many ways just the start of a process that could take a decade or more.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:24:00 GMTSPRINGFIELD – If last week's action is any indication, the Democratic and Republican leaders of the Illinois Senate are serious about attempting to bust the state's 18-month budget deadlock – quickly.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:23:00 GMTCHICAGO – A police officer confronted by a fleeing gunman suspected of shooting three people fatally shot the man early Sunday, Chicago police said.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:41:00 GMTCHATHAM – Faced with a shortage of substitute teachers, school districts in Illinois are increasing their recruitment efforts and getting a boost from a new law that's set to take effect next year.
Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:40:00 GMTCHICAGO – Chicago officials are pledging to revamp the city Police Department after a scathing federal report, but a change in presidential administrations could spell uncertainty for the critical next step in the process: negotiating a court-enforceable improvement plan with the Justice Department.
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 05:40:00 GMTCHICAGO – The Justice Department on Friday laid bare years of civil rights violations by Chicago police, blasting the nation’s second-largest department for using excessive force that included shooting at people who did not pose a threat and using stun guns on others only because they refused to follow commands.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:14:00 GMTCHICAGO – A 22-year-old central Illinois man who was arrested and detained after posting online pictures of himself burning an American flag has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have the state’s flag desecration law declared unconstitutional.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:44:00 GMTIllinois’ 100th General Assembly began with a whimper.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:12:00 GMTThe members of the 100th General Assembly who were sworn in Wednesday in Springfield are the lawmakers who will be in office when Illinois marks it bicentennial in December 2018.