2 community college baseball players killed in Quincy crash

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say two members of a community college baseball team have died in a vehicle crash in western Illinois.

ConAgra cuts 1,500 jobs; moving HQ from Omaha to Chicago

JOSH FUNK, AP Business Writer

East St. Louis teachers go on strike

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — Teachers in East St. Louis have gone on strike amid a contract stalemate with school district officials.

McHenry high school teachers go on strike

MCHENRY, Ill. (AP) — Teachers in the Chicago suburb of McHenry have gone on strike after disagreeing with district officials about compensation and insurance benefits.

Illinois day care workers seek repayment of union dues

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning an Illinois law requiring non-union home health workers to pay fair-share union fees has prompted a federal lawsuit by day care owners seeking a refund of millions of dollars in past payments.

University of Chicago gets $100 million for global conflict center

CHICAGO (AP) — University of Chicago has received a $100 million gift for a research institute on global conflict resolution, marking the second largest gift in the school's history.

Hunter finds 260 marijuana plants growing at Illinois park

PROPHETSTOWN, Ill. (AP) — Police in western Illinois say a hunter who was scouting land ahead of deer season found 260 marijuana plants illegally growing at Big Bend State Fish and Wildlife Area.

Speeding tickets in I-74 work zone a boost for county

MORTON, Ill. (AP) — Construction at a major Interstate 74 junction has given Tazewell County a windfall: $1.2 million over three years.

South Dakota regulators holding hearing on pipeline project

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota regulators are deciding whether to approve construction of a proposed $3.8 billion pipeline that would move oil from western North Dakota's Bakken oil patch.

Bernie Sanders to speak at University of Chicago event

CHICAGO (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is visiting Chicago Monday to speak at the University of Chicago.