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  • Blase Cupich to be installed as new Chicago archbishop

    CHICAGO – The process of installing a bishop as the new spiritual leader of more than 2 million Catholics will begin with a knock on a door.
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 4:05 pm
  • Illinois State University solar car team preparing for Abu Dhabi race

    NORMAL (AP) – The Illinois State University solar car team is ready to make its comeback after losing its vehicle in a July fire and having to withdra ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • Woman reportedly attacked at Algonquin Commons

    ALGONQUIN – The Algonquin Police Department is investigating an incident involving a woman who described being attacked by three people Friday in the ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 11:41 am
  • Proposal calls for ‘historical racing’ machines

    SPRINGFIELD – A Republican lawmaker from southwest Illinois has proposed a plan allowing betting on old races as a way to boost the horse racing indus ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Illinois lawmakers refocus on state school funding formula

    SPRINGFIELD – With the November election behind them and a new Republican governor stepping in, Illinois lawmakers are preparing to once again take up ...
    Nov. 16, 2014 - 9:35 pm
  • Metra board unanimously approve fare increases

    CHICAGO – The board of the Metra commuter rail agency has approved fare increases averaging nearly 11 percent next year, the first of 10 years of plan ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Illinois National Guard team heads to Afghanistan

    SPRINGFIELD – Another Illinois National Guard team is deploying to Afghanistan to help NATO forces from Poland.
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Affordable Care Act sees smooth start for sign-ups in Illinois

    CHICAGO – Teams across Illinois worked Saturday to sign up people for insurance under President Barack Obama’s health care law, using a streamlined ap ...
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • Man charged in Norridge mall shooting

    NORRIDGE – A suspect has been charged in a shooting this week that injured two people in a parking lot outside a suburban Chicago shopping mall.
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 10:20 pm
  • New Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich brings Pope Francis-like message

    CHICAGO – When Blase Cupich was named the next archbishop of Chicago, he insisted that Pope Francis was sending the area a mere pastor, not a message.
    Nov. 15, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • State bar association challenging Illinois DUI law

    ISLAND LAKE – The state bar association is seeking to change Illinois' zero-tolerance DUI law through a bill that's already been submitted to the stat ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 5:02 pm
  • Batavia man charged with child pornography possession

    BATAVIA – A 39-year-old Batavia man faces 10 felony counts of possessing child pornography, Batavia police announced today in a news release.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 12:39 pm
  • Jane Byrne, Chicago's 1st female mayor, dies

    CHICAGO – Jane Byrne, who capitalized on Chicago's slow reaction to a snowstorm to score one of the biggest election upsets in the city's history and ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Illinois readies for Obamacare health insurance enrollment

    CHICAGO – Shopping for health insurance starts all over again Saturday as a second round of enrollment begins under President Barack Obama's health ca ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • Police: 13-year-old boy on bike killed in Peoria County

    PEORIA HEIGHTS (AP) – Peoria County authorities say a 13-year-old boy on a bicycle has been struck and killed by a pickup truck.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 8:50 am
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