Fair
40°FFairFull Forecast

State News

  • Civil War statue returning to downtown Rockford

    ROCKFORD – A 114-year-old Civil War statue will be returned to downtown Rockford after decades at another location.
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • State Farm seeks to test drones in Illinois

    BLOOMINGTON – State Farm insurance company is seeking federal approval to test drones in evaluating property damage and responding to natural disaster ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Costly Capitol renovations recognized for design

    CHICAGO – The architectural firm behind the expensive and much criticized doorway renovations at the Illinois state capitol has received a coveted awa ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:42 pm
  • Chicago Fire Department hired few blacks in 2014

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Fire Department hired far more whites than African-Americans this year – raising concerns again that the same department that wa ...
    Oct. 25, 2014 - 9:44 pm
  • Madigan, Rauner spend big on races

    DES PLAINES – State Rep. Marty Moylan tells voters he’s not your typical Democrat as he bikes from house to house on the campaign trail, handing out y ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • Illinois GOP files lawsuit over poll practices

    ROCK ISLAND – Illinois Republicans are asking for court intervention in Rock Island County after they say proper election procedure isn't being follow ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 4:30 pm
  • Cheaper fuel helps United's third quarter profit take off

    CHICAGO – United Airlines appears to be hitting its stride after struggling to make a 2010 merger pay off.
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • Caterpillar beats Wall Street third quarter forecasts

    PEORIA – Caterpillar's belt tightening paid off in the third quarter as the manufacturer easily beat Wall Street expectations and raised its outlook f ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • Durbin, Oberweis face off at debate

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin on Wednesday painted Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis as too extreme for Illinois, while the GOP challenger argued t ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Monitor ordered for IDOT hiring

    CHICAGO – A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a court-appointed monitor to review hiring problems at Gov. Pat Quinn’s Department of Transportation, a ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:13 pm
  • Sun-Times reporter Dave McKinney resigns following Bruce Rauner complaint

    CHICAGO – An Illinois political reporter says he's resigned after being put on temporary leave when Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner's campa ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Barricaded Cary man safely taken to hospital after police negotiation

    CARY —  A 30-year-old Cary man was safely escorted from a neighborhood residence and to a hospital after he barricaded himself from a large police c ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:51 pm
  • Rantoul man pleads guilty in 2007 sexual assault

    URBANA (AP) – A central Illinois man has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a girl in 2007.The (C ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Former Barrington Hills couple face bankruptcy fraud charges

    BARRINGTON HILLS – A dentist and his wife, formerly of Barrington Hills, are facing federal bankruptcy fraud charges for allegedly failing to disclose ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:44 am
  • Joliet adopts ‘Cupcake Law’

    JOLIET – Poticas and other treats were offered up to Joliet City Council members Tuesday night – but not as a bribe, home bakers joked – when the city ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Watch Now

    Player embeded on all DDC instances for analytics purposes.

    NIU-Eastern Michigan postgame: Rod Carey

    More videos »

    Reader Poll

    Which is your favorite quote from John F. Kennedy?
    “Ask not what your country can do for you ...”
    “Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.”
    “Ich bin ein Berliner.”
    “Man must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.”