DECATUR (AP) — Decatur officials hope new funding for neighborhood revitalization efforts will help address vacant houses.
MORRIS (AP) — A Cook County sheriff's deputy helping a motorist on a northern Illinois street was killed when the stalled vehicle was struck by another vehicle.
CHICAGO (AP) — A Democratic state senator is blaming an entertainment vendor at a weekend fundraiser for a mock assassination of Republican President Donald Trump.
CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say a police officer in the Chicago suburb of Dolton shot a man suspected of taking part in an armed robbery at a used car dealership.
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Get to work, kids — but get a permit first.The Illinois Department of Labor is reminding teenagers younger than 16 to obtain a work permit to work legally.
CHICAGO (AP) — The political and economic stars have aligned for the development of a suburban Chicago airport, according to a transportation expert.
CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago men are charged in the 2018 killing of a couple after a member of the Traveling Vice Lords street gang agreed to compile evidence against them.
CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's still considering whether to sign commutation papers freeing former Illinois governor and one-time "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Rod Blagojevich from federal prison in Colorado.
GURNEE (AP) — Suburban Chicago officials have charged a man with a hate crime for an ice pick attack on a Hispanic man riding a motorcycle that displayed the Mexican flag.
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge in Chicago has sentenced a 32-year-old suburban man to 25 years in prison for distributing sexually explicit images and videos of children.
CHICAGO (AP) — Eight years after former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted of corruption, the state of Illinois seeking to bar him from practicing law.
CHICAGO (AP) — Murder charges have been filed against five teenagers allegedly involved in an attempted vehicle theft in suburban Chicago that left a sixth teenager dead.
LINCOLNSHIRE (AP) — A northern Illinois prosecutor has sued the nation's largest e-cigarette producer, contending the company intentionally targeted teenagers with a deceptive marketing campaign.
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois Department of Public Health says a Chicago resident in his 70s is the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in the state this year.
CHICAGO (AP) — A man who allegedly crashed into a Chicago bus shelter, fatally injuring a woman who was run over twice, has been charged with reckless homicide.A judge set 42-year-old Errol Brice's bail at $50,000 during a Tuesday hearing.
Rep. David McSweeney, R-Barrington Hills, said the law Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently signed allowing easier consolidation of units of government in that county is the first step to providing that choice to voters throughout the state.
BELLEVILLE (AP) — A judge has found a southern Illinois man guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death a toddler. Judge Dennis Doyle handed down the verdict Tuesday in the trial of Gyasi Campbell stemming from the April 2017 death of 2-year-old Kane Friess-Wylie of Belleville.
Rep. David McSweeney of Barrington Hills said he will either sponsor or co-sponsor some version of a measure overturning the abolishment former Gov. Pat Quinn placed on capital punishment eight years ago. Former Gov. George Ryan had placed a moratorium on the death penalty in 2000.
WILMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — A group conducting an archaeological dig in northern Illinois has found pieces of broken pottery, projectile points and other artifacts dating to the 1600s.
ELGIN (AP) — Two suburban Chicago brothers sought on arrest warrants issued in the fatal shooting of a man during an altercation last week are in custody.