Officials seek cause of fatal hazardous materials incident near Chicago

DES PLAINES, Ill. (AP) — Authorities worked into the night after a hazardous materials incident at a suburban Chicago town house left two men dead and a woman critically injured.

List limits booze sales for Illinois city's habitual drunks

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The police department in Illinois' second largest city is going to compile a "habitual drunkard" list to help fight public intoxication.

Springfield businessman admits to advertising scam

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Springfield businessman has pleaded guilty to defrauding thousands of small businesses in more than 32 states through an advertising scam.

Nonprofits looking to Jordan for donations after lawsuit win

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's Collaboraction Theatre was one of the first to get in line when Michael Jordan announced nonprofits will benefit from the $8.9 million he won by suing a defunct grocery chain that used his name without permission.

Southern Illinois University student injured in lab

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A student at a Southern Illinois University campus laboratory has been injured by a small explosion and fire.

Rauner vetoes bills related to Southern Illinois University

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed two separate bills related to student trustees and the school newspaper at Southern Illinois University.

Police: Illinois man allegedly ate fake license sticker

WEST CHICAGO, Ill. (AP) — Authorities allege a 46-year-old suburban Chicago man ate a counterfeit license plate registration sticker during a traffic stop.

NIU and Rockford community college announce partnership

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Northern Illinois University has partnered with a community college to offer engineering degrees at a campus in Rockford.

DuPage starts process of firing community college president

GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (AP) — Trustees of Illinois' largest community college have voted to begin the process of firing President Robert Breuder, who has been under scrutiny for a hefty severance package and spending at the college, but some are questioning whether ousting him is legal.

UI Move in Day 2015

More than 7,000 students move in to residence halls on the campus of the University of Illinois Thursday August 20, 2015.