SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois State Fair Museum Foundation is looking for 10 people to honor as Illinoisans of the Day at the fair this August in Springfield.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois now has tougher penalties for those who use social media to organize violent "flash mobs" like those that have occurred on Chicago's Michigan Avenue and in other tourist areas.
BENTON, Ill. (AP) — A federal prison inmate already serving a 17-year sentence on Missouri drug and gun charges has been ordered to spend two more years behind bars for having a weapon in a southern Illinois lockup.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — The father of a central Illinois teenager who pulled a gun in his class and fired shots into the ceiling has admitted giving the boy the weapon.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — The mother of a southwestern Illinois teenager killed in a car crash is being accused of giving her son beer and whiskey before the accident.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Six Illinois historic sites are operating seven days a week for the convenience of tourists traveling in the spring and summer.
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — An East St. Louis police detective has been ordered to remain in jail pending his federal trial on charges that he plotted to distribute cocaine while on the police force.
BARRINGTON, Ill. (AP) — An 11-year-old suburban Chicago boy who survived being hit by a train two months ago has surprised his classmates by returning to school this week.
BENTON, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois county where a bootlegging gangster became the last person to be publicly hanged in the state has recovered the biggest piece of history from that event — the gallows from which Charlie Birger swung in 1928.
CHICAGO (AP) — DNA testing of people who wondered if John Wayne Gacy killed their loved ones has led to the identification of skeletal remains belonging to a New Jersey teenager who vanished 41 years ago.