State News

  • 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
  • Coal City garage fire causes $25,000 in damages

    COAL CITY - Coal City Fire Protection District responded to a structure fire at 2000 N. Island Drive in Goose Lake on Wednesday night just before 10 p ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:51 am
  • Police: Woman rescues kitten from St. Charles storage unit, ex-boyfriend ticketed

    ST. CHARLES – A 58-year-old man was ticketed with animal cruelty last week after he locked his ex-girlfriend’s kitten in a container in a storage unit ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • 3 Normal police officers sue, claim arrest quotas

    NORMAL (AP) — Three patrol officers are suing the Normal Police Department, saying the central Illinois town improperly disciplined them for failing t ...
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 9:24 am
  • Marijuana investors offer $1M to Effingham schools

    EFFINGHAM – Investors in a potential medical marijuana-growing operation are trying to persuade a city council in south-central Illinois to reconsider ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • 'It's a tragedy': Dog attacked, killed by coyote

    ST. CHARLES – St. Charles resident Diane Sturkey now knows the sad result that can happen when living in a suburban area around coyotes that no longer ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 11:55 pm
  • Residents’ lawsuit targets Illinois fracking rules

    CHICAGO – A group of southern Illinois landowners has sued the Department of Natural Resources in a bid to stop the state’s new rules for high-volume ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 11:53 pm
  • Joshua Miner sentenced to life in Joliet Hickory Street murders

    JOLIET - It was already determined Joshua Miner would receive a life sentence for the murders of Eric Glover Jr. and Terrance Rankins.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • Wife from Woodstock prostitution murder gets 3 years for probation violation

    WOODSTOCK – A woman who made a false police report in connection with a 2011 homicide investigation will spend time behind bars after having her proba ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 12:47 pm
  • Harrah's Joliet sees revenue, admissions increase

    JOLIET – Revenue and admissions were up slightly at Harrah's Casino in Joliet last month compared to last year, according to the latest figures from t ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 8:53 am
  • 1 dead; Crystal Lake home destroyed in fire

    CRYSTAL LAKE – A man was found dead outside a Crystal Lake home that was destroyed by a fire, but it's unclear whether he died in the blaze or before ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 8:49 am
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