Northwestern suspends frat after parties, problems

 EVANSTON (AP) — Northwestern University says it has suspended a fraternity chapter for violating terms of a disciplinary probation for serving alcohol to minors.

Illinois Legislature heads into session's final 6 weeks

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois General Assembly is back in Springfield and is heading into the final six weeks of its spring session.

The House appeared briefly Monday afternoon, positioning legislation for final votes. The Senate returns Tuesday.

Remains of Pearl Harbor victim come home

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois sailor has been laid to rest near the community where he grew up — more than 75 years after he was killed at Pearl Harbor.

Michael Galajdik was buried with full military honors on Saturday at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.

5-month paving project starting on I-55

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Getting in and out of Springfield from the east may take a little longer for a while.

The Illinois Department of Transportation says it will embark on a $10 million project on Interstate 55 on Monday. Crews will repair and replace pavement and make culvert upgrades on I-55 from just north of Stevenson Drive to north of Clear Lake Avenue and Interstate 72.

EIU tries to reverse enrollment decline

CHARLESTON (AP) — Eastern Illinois University has boosted its marketing campaigns, social media outreach and events for admitted students in an attempt to reverse a recent trend of declining enrollment.

PODCAST: State Sen. Scott Bennett 04-24-17

PODCAST: State Sen. Scott Bennett 04-24-17: Play now!

State Senator Scott Bennett dropped by the DWS studios to discuss the latest in state budget talks.


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ComEd to spend $33 million on Rockford library

ROCKFORD (AP) — Commonwealth Edison has agreed to spend $33 million on a new library in downtown Rockford after contamination was discovered under the city's main library branch.

Appeals court denies Blagojevich request for resentencing

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal court took just three days to reject the appeal of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, dashing one of the Democrat's last hopes of getting out of prison before he has served his full 14-year sentence for corruption.

Contamination may delay plans for Pullman monument site

CHICAGO (AP) — A cleanup of contaminants left at the Pullman National Monument site on Chicago's South Side from decades of rail car production may delay plans for the former factory grounds.

PODCAST: Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville)

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Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) joins the News Hour to discuss the state budget impasse and the future of Eagle Creek Resort.


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