A new report from Advance Illinois is calling for increased state investment in public education, particularly in early-childhood and higher education.
State Board of Elections Director Steve Sandvoss and Lake County Clerk Robin O’Connor said the state made substantial progress in securing its systems since Russian government officials hacked into its voter-registration database in 2016, but more needs to be done to protect those systems heading into 2020.
On ir are recommendations for a pair of trailer bills for the fall veto session and safeguards relating to educator misconduct to be discussed next year.
JOLIET (AP) — An agreement to save one of Joliet's oldest homes from demolition is awaiting city council approval.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois State Board of Education is investigating a former middle school principal who resigned after it was learned he was invested for sexual misconduct.
LITTLE ROCK TOWNSHIP (AP) — A northern Illinois woman has been ticketed for driving her car into a hayride wagon carrying 14 adult passengers, injuring 11 of them.
It reveals a wide-ranging probe into possible corruption involving a red-light camera company, construction businesses, a large utility company and other Chicago-area politicians.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago preservationists say an old coal-fired power plant shouldn't be demolished because it's a monument to the city's roots to its industrial past.
CHICAGO (AP) — An ex-employee of a suburban Chicago manufacturing company convicted of stealing trade secrets to a new job in China has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison.
CHANNAHON, Ill. (AP) — Amazon has announced plans to open a fulfillment center in suburban Chicago, creating more than 500 new, full-time jobs starting at $15 an hour with comprehensive benefits.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer monitoring the funeral of a suspected gang member is hospitalized after being struck by a squad car while pursuing a suspect.
SPRINGFIELD — A task force that Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker formed in February is recommending the state consolidate 649 suburban and downstate police and firefighter pension funds into just two.
The College Board’s practice of selling student data through its Student Search Service program was the subject of national news reports by the New York Times and Washington Post, among others.
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's independent watchdog said the city's police officers are abusing parking privileges with the help of department-issued placards that allow them to avoid parking fees and rules.
CHICAGO (AP) — The father of a 9-year-old murder victim has been convicted of gun charges less than a week after two Chicago men were convicted in his son's death.
CHICAGO (AP) — Exelon says in a new public filing that it and its electric utility, ComEd, have received a second federal subpoena asking about lobbying in Illinois and communications with a state senator whose offices the FBI recently raided.
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has released a five-year economic plan for Illinois that builds on the state's strongest sectors such as agriculture, health care and transportation.
NORMAL (AP) — A protest claiming Illinois State University doesn't offer a welcoming atmosphere to black students has prompted the school's president to call a meeting with demonstrators.
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors have unveiled the extent of their case against a long-time Chicago alderman facing federal racketeering and other charges.
EUREKA (AP) — A 9-year-old child accused of causing a mobile home fire that killed three children and two adults in central Illinois has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder.
CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors say an Iowa woman charged in a Chicago man's slaying was furious that he'd refused to share a financial windfall with her.
Speaking in Springfield, Brig. Gen. Richard Neely and three retired generals pointed to a recent study that found that 70 percent of Illinoisans age 17 to 24 cannot qualify for military service, including 31 percent who would be disqualified due to obesity.
LYNWOOD (AP) — The owner of a suburban Chicago flight school is taking responsibility for a wheel found lodged in the ceiling of a house over the weekend.
GENESEO (AP) — An Alabama woman has been charged with attempted first-degree murder in what authorities say was a failed plot to kill two people in Illinois.