State News

  • Durbin to discuss e-cigarette inquiry

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he plans to discuss a Congressional investigation into the marketing of electronic cigarettes.
    April 14, 2014 - 9:08 am
  • 1 dead, 6 hurt in weekend Illinois crash

    MINONK – Authorities say one person died and six others were hurt during a weekend crash near the central Illinois community of Minonk.
    April 14, 2014 - 8:47 am
  • 4 die, over 30 hurt in Chicago weekend shootings

    CHICAGO – Chicago's warmest weekend of the year was also its most violent.Four people were shot and ...
    April 14, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • Tough tax votes looming for state

    SPRINGFIELD – Faced with an expected $3 billion budget hole from an expiring income tax increase, Illinois lawmakers are grappling with whether to rai ...
    April 14, 2014 - 12:19 am
  • Illinois man recreating Lincoln funeral train car

    ELGIN – To mark the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination next year, an Illinois man is constructing a full-size replica of t ...
    April 14, 2014 - 12:21 am
  • Pelicans migrating through Illinois

    UTICA – Bird watchers are having a field day as American white pelicans make their annual migration through Illinois.
    April 13, 2014 - 11:47 pm
  • Chicago's shared bikes will be used in triathlon

    CHICAGO (AP) — No bicycle? No problem.Chicago officials say 100 people will complete the cycling por ...
    April 13, 2014 - 9:47 am
  • Fort Hood victim laid to rest in Missouri

    ROLLA, Mo. – A U.S. Army sergeant killed in last week’s shooting in Fort Hood, Texas, was buried Saturday in the Missouri town where he went to high s ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:20 am
  • Bill would alert American travelers about passport checks

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk wants the federal government to alert American air travelers about which airports around the world are failing to routin ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:10 am
  • Bond set at $75,000 in Amtrak drug bust in Illinois

    GALESBURG – Bond has been set at $75,000 for a man accused of bringing more than a pound of marijuana into Illinois on an Amtrak train with plans to s ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Illinois inmates help in pre-emptive sandbagging

    DU QUOIN – With flood season approaching, Illinois prison inmates are helping restock the supply of sandbags for makeshift levees.
    April 13, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Unsolved 1987 slaying of Illinois family haunting

    ST. LOUIS – More than a quarter century later, the grisly, unsolved slaughter of Joeann Dardeen’s son, his pregnant wife and their young son in southe ...
    April 13, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Illinois man sentenced in pipe-bomb case

    URBANA – A Bloomington man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after being convicted of putting a pipe bomb in a mailbox.
    April 13, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Quinn, Rauner spar on education in 1st 2014 event

    CHICAGO – Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican businessman Bruce Rauner held little back in their first meeting of the 2014 campaign, with Rauner ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:54 pm
  • Illinois House defeats 'conversion therapy' ban

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois lawmakers voted down a bill banning so-called conversion therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of gay youth.
    April 11, 2014 - 12:32 pm
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