CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — The Carbondale City Council has approved a solar power-producing station despite strong community opposition.
The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports (http://bit.ly/1FUTiR4 ) the council voted 5-2 to allow a company called Brightfields to build the solar array at the former Koppers Wood Treatment plant.
CARYN ROUSSEAU, Associated Press
CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was released from an Alabama federal prison early Thursday, two years after pleading guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items, his father said.
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man found guilty of stabbing his father to death at a Westmont hotel has been sentenced to 35 years in prison.
CHICAGO (AP) — Three state employees want to join Gov. Bruce Rauner's lawsuit against Illinois labor unions, saying they shouldn't be forced to pay dues because they aren't union members.
The workers filed a motion Monday in U.S. District Court in Chicago. They say the requirement they pay "fair share" dues violates their First Amendment rights.
DON BABWIN, Associated Press
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police officers initiated a higher rate of stop, question and frisk encounters last summer than their New York City counterparts did during their peak summer, which preceded a federal ruling that New York's implementation of the controversial practice discriminated against racial minorities, a civil liberties group said.
ORLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — Two people have reached a settlement with a suburban Chicago library in an ongoing dispute that started with complaints about pornography.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Court reporters in a southwestern Illinois county will stay home three days each week in response to a state budget crisis that could lead to widespread layoffs.
SPRINGFIELD — In hearings before the House and Senate appropriations committees Thursday, outgoing University of Illinois President Robert Easter had to tolerate snide remarks about the UI’s lack of success in basketball this season — particularly since he followed Illinois State President Larry Dietz.
LAPORTE, Ind. (AP) — A yearlong police investigation has discovered criminal organizations are paying teens and young adults to transport drugs from Chicago to northwest Indiana.
MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press
ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — A federal judge will weigh questions about terminal illness and what constitutes just punishment Thursday when he sentences a former Illinois lawmaker for compiling and trading more than 2,000 pornographic images of children online.