Illinois Supreme Court to hold session in suburban Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court is holding a special evening session in Springfield, followed by oral arguments at a suburban Chicago university.

Normal council votes to buy historic gas station on Route 66

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — The town of Normal plans to pay $600,000 to buy and renovate a historic former gas station that's a Route 66 landmark.

San Francisco talking with George Lucas about museum site

CHICAGO (AP) — A San Francisco Board of Supervisors member says the city has had preliminary discussions with George Lucas' representatives about building his museum on an island in San Francisco Bay, instead of in Chicago.

Missouri man gets 25 years in Illinois murder-for-hire plot

CARTHAGE, Ill. (AP) — A Missouri man has pleaded guilty in Illinois to trying to hire someone to kill a 4-year-old to prevent the child from testifying in court against him in a sexual abuse case.

Family of Chicago officer charged with murder breaks silence

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times has spoken about it publicly for the first time since he was charged with murder.

Illinois lawsuit against Senate candidate Duckworth in court

ALAN SCHER ZAGIER, Associated Press

Chicago police investigating accusations that officers lied

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Police Department has launched an investigation into allegations that several of its officers lied while giving testimony in criminal cases.

Replica of Lincoln's hearse to go on display in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A replica of a hearse that carried Abraham Lincoln to his original tomb is going on display later this month at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

Proposed oil pipeline secures permissions from landowners

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The company proposing the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois says it has secured all of the permissions from landowners it needs in the Dakotas.

Possible suspect in 3 killings fires on Chicago officers

CHICAGO (AP) — A possible suspect in the killing of three people in Chicago has fired shots at officers surrounding a far South Side home where he is barricaded.