SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois House overwhelmingly approved a comprehensive ethics reform package Friday and sent it on to the Senate, where it is expected to be voted on today.
DANVILLE - Vermilion County sheriff's authorities have identified the man whose decomposing body was found in a ditch near Danville one week ago.
Illinois senior hurdler Perdita Felicien blew away the field Friday in the 100-meter hurdles at the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships, but a gust of wind kept her from recording the fastest time in school history.
Felicien breezed to victory in a career-best 12.70 seconds in Columbus, Ohio, but an excessive tail wind prevented her from breaking any school records.
CHAMPAIGN - The past three years haven't been easy for Sarah Rosa.
URBANA - Two Urbana teens are in police custody for starting a fire early Tuesday that heavily damaged a north Urbana church.
URBANA - For 40 years, the only clay tennis courts on the University of Illinois campus have been maintained by volunteers from a UI tennis club that uses the courts.
URBANA - If he doesn't die behind bars, Ricky Patterson will be an elderly man when he is released from prison for murdering a man last year over $16,000 worth of cannabis.
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois House sent the governor a scaled-back pension reform bill that would prohibit future members of the General Assembly from earning bonuses for serving more than 20 years.
SPRINGFIELD - A Senate panel approved the Equal Rights Amendment Thursday, but a vote by the full chamber will likely be delayed until the fall to give time for more public hearings, said Senate President Emil Jones, D-Chicago.
Before leaving as WCIA vice president and general manager, Perry Chester said his replacement would have to be "totally stupid" to want to change the relationship with Illinois sports.
Chester doesn't have to worry about Russ Hamilton. The former general manager at the CBS affiliate in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has taken the same position at WCIA.