State News

  • Gov. Quinn tour highlights questions of taxes

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn’s tour of the state to push his program aimed at helping first-time homebuyers quickly turned political Monday as both he and ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Steely Dan to play Illinois State Fair

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Grammy Award-winning rock band Steely Dan will play this year's Illinois State Fair.
    April 14, 2014 - 4:39 pm
  • U of Chicago student died of alcohol poisoning

    CHICAGO — The Cook County medical examiner says a University of Chicago student found dead in his campus dorm room in February died of alcohol poisoni ...
    April 14, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • Soda tax prompts Chicago man to pull gun in store

    CHICAGO — Police accuse a Chicago man of pulling out a submachine gun in a convenience store because he didn't want to pay a 22-cent tax on a two-lite ...
    April 14, 2014 - 12:08 pm
  • IDOT changes work zone signs as speed limit climbs

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois transportation officials are adding extra safety precautions to work zones around the state after the speed limit was increased ...
    April 14, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Ill. teacher faces sexual assault charges

    TROY — A southwestern Illinois teacher is facing charges after authorities say he sexually assaulted two children.
    April 14, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • 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
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