State News

  • Clerk charged with embezzling $741,000 in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a clerk for the Chicago Department of Transportation is charged with stealing more than $741,000 in permit fee ...
    April 9, 2014 - 3:21 pm
  • Chicago mayor promotes new infrastructure thinking

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will use a keynote address Thursday at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to promote the idea of cour ...
    April 9, 2014 - 3:19 pm
  • Heroin meetings planned across Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD — A new Illinois House task force on heroin plans to hold several public hearings across the state this spring.
    April 9, 2014 - 1:04 pm
  • Change in Illinois' GPS monitoring law advances

    SPRINGFIELD — A bill that would let law enforcement officials use GPS tracking on people with a restraining order is advancing in the Illinois Legisla ...
    April 9, 2014 - 11:56 am
  • Cicero Police looking for more victims in sex case

    CICERO — Suburban Chicago police say a youth minister is facing charges for sexually assaulting at least six children — and they believe more victims ...
    April 9, 2014 - 11:54 am
  • Rockford man charged in Byron shooting

    OREGON — Prosecutors in northern Illinois say they've charged a Rockford man in connection with a shooting last month in rural Byron.
    April 9, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • U of I's Alma Mater heads back to campus

    URBANA – The University of Illinois' Alma Mater sculpture is set to return to campus after a year and a half away.
    April 9, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • Wisconsin sheriff: DNA ties man to 1997 slaying

    RACINE, Wis. – Authorities tailed a man for several days and used DNA from a cigarette he tossed away at a train station to connect him to the cold-ca ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:06 pm
  • Illinois considering east-west Amtrak route

    SPRINGFIELD – State lawmakers are backing the creation of an east-west passenger rail corridor across Illinois.
    April 8, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • School funding overhaul advances in Ill. Senate

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation that would dramatically change the way schools are funded in Illinois for the first time since 1997 is advancing in the Illi ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • WWI artillery shells found in O'Hare luggage

    CHICAGO – Baggage screeners at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport have discovered two World War I artillery shells in checked luggage that arrived ...
    April 8, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • County workers promoted after contributing to boss

    CHICAGO — Several employees who work for Cook County Circuit Clerk Dorothy Brown received promotions and hefty raises after donating to their boss's c ...
    April 8, 2014 - 10:54 am
  • Illinois considering east-west Amtrak route

    SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers are backing the creation of an east-west passenger rail corridor across Illinois.
    April 8, 2014 - 8:39 am
  • 13-year-old charged with defacing Chicago statues

    CHICAGO — Chicago authorities say a 13-year-old boy is facing charges for defacing 18 life-size statues in the city's famous Grant Park.
    April 8, 2014 - 8:10 am
  • Man waives extradition after Chicago standoff

    CHICAGO — A man facing charges for holding police at bay for hours during a standoff on Chicago's iconic Lake Shore Drive is waiving extradition to Ge ...
    April 8, 2014 - 8:08 am
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