New director of Ronald Reagan's Dixon boyhood home named

DIXON, Ill. (AP) — The Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home in Dixon has a new executive director.

Chicago officer shot, suspect killed in exchange of gunfire

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer was expected to survive after being shot in the leg by a man who was killed when officers returned fire, police said.

Plane crashes in residential area of Joliet

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Firefighters in Joliet say a plane has crashed into a residential neighborhood.

Hackers access Illinois voter registration database

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois election officials say hackers attacked the state's voter registration system last week and it was shut off as a precaution.

Development to start at historic old Chicago post office

CHICAGO (AP) — The city of Chicago says a judge's ruling means development will go forward with new owners of the massive and long-vacant old Chicago Post Office.

2 inmates to be released after murder charges dropped

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors in Chicago have dropped charges against two men imprisoned more than 20 years for a 1993 murder after misconduct allegations arose.

$4.5 million raised for Illinois governor's mansion restoration

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A private fundraising campaign to restore the governor's mansion in Springfield has received about $4.5 million toward its estimated goal of $15 million.

Chicago man sentenced in pregnant teen's death

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has sentenced a reputed Chicago street-gang member to 90 years in prison in the shooting death of a 17 year-old pregnant woman.

Ex-Cinderella rockers to take DuQuoin State Fair stage

DUQUOIN, Ill. (AP) — Rockers Tom Keifer and Sebastian Bach will take the DuQuoin State Fair Grandstand stage on Aug. 27.

Deputies in Illinois' Union County start using body cameras

JONESBORO, Ill. (AP) — Deputies with the Union County Sheriff's Office in southern Illinois have started wearing body cameras.