Sheriff resigns over cyberstalking charge

CHICAGO (AP) — A western Illinois sheriff accused of cyberstalking and threatening a woman he met at a gym resigned from office Thursday and agreed to withdraw from the November ballot, Attorney General Lisa Madigan said.

Trustees vote to reject Salaita

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees voted 8-1 this morning to not offer a faculty position to 

Ex-CEO of Phoenix red-light camera firm pleads not guilty

CHICAGO (AP) — A former executive of a Phoenix-based company pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal corruption charges in an ongoing investigation of one of the nation's largest red-light camera programs in Chicago.

Chicago Blue Line train derails during rush hour

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago Transit Authority train derailed Wednesday on the Blue Line, causing major disruption on a key commuter artery at morning rush hour.

Illinois officials keep medical pot under wraps

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — It's unclear if Illinois officials will release complete information about companies seeking to grow or sell medical marijuana in Illinois because the state law that legalized medical marijuana exempts prospective companies' applications from open records laws.

4 children killed in fire on Chicago's South Side

TAMMY WEBBER, Associated Press

Lt. governor proposes changes to ROE alignment

Illinois' Liuetenant Governor is suggesting a new way to divy up regoinal offices of education in Illinois.

State makes applications for medical-pot licenses available

SPRINGFIELD — Patients and caregivers looking to enroll in the state’s medical marijuana pilot program can begin applying for a license Sept. 2.

Tom Kacich: 106th House District race heating up

Tom Bennett is getting all the publicity in the 106th Illinois House District race, given his appointment last week by Republican officials to take the place of retiring state Rep. Josh Harms, R-Watseka, on the November ballot.

But Bill Nutter is in the race too, although he’s been pretty quiet.

July flash index shows continued growth

CHAMPAIGN — The University of Illinois flash index rose from 106 in June to 106.2 in July, indicating continued growth in the Illinois economy.

"It appears that the national and Illinois economy have rebounded after the severe winter," said J. Fred Giertz, who compiles the index for the UI's Institute of Government and Public Affairs.