Center for Wounded Veterans Dedication

Photos from the dedication ceremony for the Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education on UI campus in Urbana on Friday, October 2, 2015. 

Central Illinois brothers get decades for armed robbery

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Two central Illinois brothers in their teens have been sentenced to decades in prison for an armed robbery during which they shot and injured two men.

University officials report mumps case at NIU

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — County health officials have confirmed that a Northern Illinois University student has mumps

Chicago Public Schools lower graduation rate after errors

CHICAGO (AP) — Officials with Chicago Public Schools have slightly lowered the district's touted graduation rate after statistical errors were discovered.

Signs of struggle in Illinois officer shooting


FOX LAKE (AP) — The northern Illinois police officer found dead last month was shot with his own weapon, but detectives were still treating it as a homicide investigation based on evidence that included signs of a struggle, the lead investigator said Thursday.

2 community college baseball players killed in Quincy crash

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say two members of a community college baseball team have died in a vehicle crash in western Illinois.

ConAgra cuts 1,500 jobs; moving HQ from Omaha to Chicago

JOSH FUNK, AP Business Writer

East St. Louis teachers go on strike

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — Teachers in East St. Louis have gone on strike amid a contract stalemate with school district officials.

McHenry high school teachers go on strike

MCHENRY, Ill. (AP) — Teachers in the Chicago suburb of McHenry have gone on strike after disagreeing with district officials about compensation and insurance benefits.

Illinois day care workers seek repayment of union dues

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning an Illinois law requiring non-union home health workers to pay fair-share union fees has prompted a federal lawsuit by day care owners seeking a refund of millions of dollars in past payments.