State

Dey: Cameras 'much ado about nothing' at Peoria trial

The murder trial that wrapped up in Peoria County on Monday had it all.

A live husband, a dead wife and an alleged 21-year-old mistress from Lithuania whom the missionary couple had sponsored to come to the United States and attend college.


Urbana family among victims in fatal I-55 wreck

A vacation trip to visit relatives on the East Coast turned deadly for an Urbana family involved in a multicar pileup Monday on Interstate 55 south of Joliet.


Harness Racing at Champaign Co. Fair

Harness racers compete for prize money at Champaign County Fair in Champaign Tuesday July 22, 2014.

Videographer/Producer: 
Rick Danzl

Dey: Controversy over Illinois' ban on executions not over yet

Regrets — he's had a few. But, then again, too few to mention.

Well, except for that one.

"I regretted killing that Greek fella," former Gov. George Ryan said in a recent interview.

The 80-year-old convicted felon was referring to mass murderer Andrew Kokoraleis.


Beep baseball

Chicago Comets and Indy Thunder compete in "Beep Baseball" at Zahnd Park in Champaign Saturday July 19, 2014. 

Videographer/Producer: 
Rick Danzl

Domestic violence victims can seek advice from 'Virtual Legal Clinic'

Victims in Vermilion County will soon be able to get free advice from Chicago lawyers

DANVILLE — A program to help domestic violence victims get limited legal advice is about to open in Vermilion County.


Rest-stop slaying suspect now charged in earlier death

ROCKFORD — A man suspected of killing a Monticello mother at a rest stop on July 1 has been indicted for the murder of a high school classmate two days earlier.


Bloomington Gold 2014

About 4,000 cars arrive for the first day of the Bloomington Gold Corvette event in Champaign Friday June 27, 2014.


Bloomington Gold 2014

About 4,000 cars arrive for the first day of the Bloomington Gold Corvette event in Champaign Friday June 27, 2014.

Videographer/Producer: 
Rick Danzl

Explorer-Cadet Fire School

Firefighters train during the Annual Explorer-Cadet Fire School at the University of Illinois Illinois Fire Service Institute in Champaign Friday June 20, 2014. More than 220 students between the ages of 15 and 20 are taking part in the three-day training to get hands-on experience in fighting fires.


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