Three killed in Chicago car crash

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say three people are dead after the car they were riding in crashed into a light pole, flipped onto its roof and burned.

The crash happened shortly after 1 a.m. Friday on the city's Far South Side. Police say the car was traveling at a high speed before the crash.

2 get probation in plea deal over sex assault

CHICAGO (AP) — Two teenagers who pleaded guilty in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was streamed live on Facebook have been sentenced to five years of probation.

In a plea deal with Cook County prosecutors, the teens pleaded guilty to a single count of child pornography.

Families to get $6 million over railroad tank car death

PEKIN (AP) — The families of two central Illinois men who died in 2014 after breathing gas inside a railroad tanker car will split $6 million from a settlement of a lawsuit.

A federal investigation determined 37-year-old Frank Rosebur and 29-year-old Dean Stone were victims of safety rule violations at Agridyne LLC's livestock food plant in Pekin.

Illinois man gets prison for using Air Force members' IDs

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to just over five years in prison for a scheme in which he used stolen IDs of Air Force servicemen to file for $845,000 in fraudulent tax returns.

Field Museum to add flying reptiles, gardens

CHICAGO (AP) — The huge central hall at Chicago's Field Museum won't only soon be home to the touchable cast of a titanosaur, the biggest dinosaur ever discovered.

Catholic priest charged with child porn

BELLEVILLE (AP) — A Catholic priest has been arrested in southern Illinois on child pornography charges.

Exonerated men ask for certificates of innocence

CHICAGO (AP) — Fifteen Chicago men whose convictions were thrown out in November are asking for certificates of innocence.

The drug convictions were tossed following allegations a corrupt Chicago police sergeant manufactured evidence that sent them to prison.

Caterpillar lists Deerfield as headquarters in SEC filing

DEERFIELD (AP) — Caterpillar Inc. for the first time has officially listed its address with the Securities and Exchange Commission as being in the Chicago suburb of Deerfield instead of Peoria.

Tom Kacich: Ives' candidacy a thorn in Rauner's side

State Rep. Jeanne Ives of Wheaton probably can't win the Republican gubernatorial primary election less than three months from today, but she can make life miserable for Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Ives already has picked up support from some of her conservative colleagues in the House and has thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from donors who in the past have supported Rauner.

The Big Ten with Jeff D'Alessio, Dec. 24, 2017

With the Land of Lincoln getting ready to throw a yearlong 200th birthday bash, we’ve tapped biographers of famous (and, in one case, infamous) former Illinoisans to tell us a quick story about their time here.