State News

  • Bill to obtain search warrant via video advances

    SPRINGFIELD — Legislation that would allow law enforcement officials to obtain a search warrant through a videoconference is advancing in the Illinois ...
    April 4, 2014 - 12:53 pm
  • Chicago transit agency fires driver after crash

    CHICAGO — Chicago transit officials have fired a train operator who acknowledged dozing off before crashing a commuter train at the O'Hare Internation ...
    April 4, 2014 - 12:52 pm
  • Republican Rauner's TV ad features Democrat wife

    CHICAGO – Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is using a new television ad also featuring his wife to portray himself as a Republican who can work wi ...
    April 4, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Fort Hood victim's mom, 77, had just met daughter

    CHAMPAIGN – The mother of a 37-year-old Illinois soldier killed during an attack at Fort Hood, Texas, says she was reunited less than two weeks earlie ...
    April 4, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Woman pleads not guilty to food stamp fraud

    CHICAGO – The owner of a Chicago convenience store has pleaded not guilty to stealing at least $100,000 from the state's food stamp program.
    April 4, 2014 - 8:38 am
  • Doctor gets 366 days prison in fraud, pills case

    EAST ST. LOUIS – A southwestern Illinois doctor has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for defrauding the state's Medicaid program a ...
    April 4, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • Illinois plant where 5 died almost demolished

    ILLIOPOLIS – A former plastics plant in central Illinois where a 2004 explosion killed five people is now all but demolished and cleaned up, Illinois ...
    April 4, 2014 - 12:09 am
  • Quinn stresses plans for student financial aid expansion

    DeKALB – Adrianna Carr has dreams of working in public relations for a company like Disney, which she said wouldn’t be possible without state tuition ...
    April 8, 2014 - 12:18 pm
  • Illinois plant where 5 died almost demolished

    ILLIOPOLIS – A former plastics plant in central Illinois where a 2004 explosion killed five people is now all but demolished and cleaned up, Illinois ...
    April 3, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Cadaver lab opening for Ill. high school students

    LEROY – A group of doctors in central Illinois is opening a cadaver dissection lab for high school students to give young people a head-start on futur ...
    April 3, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Schools consider test fee amid budget worries

    SPRINGFIELD – As they juggle school-reform demands with budget cuts, state education officials are considering retaining a traditional college-readine ...
    April 3, 2014 - 11:45 pm
  • Bystander helps woman who fell on Chicago tracks

    CHICAGO (AP) — A man jumped in front of a train in Chicago to help a woman who fell onto subway tracks.
    April 3, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Ill. trucking company ordered to close after crash

    CHICAGO – Federal regulators have ordered a northern Illinois trucking company to shut down, saying a fatal crash investigation found widespread safet ...
    April 3, 2014 - 1:14 pm
  • Discovery says Wallenda's next walk is in Chicago

    NEW YORK – Nik Wallenda is taking his high-wire act to Chicago for a tightrope walk to be televised this fall on Discovery, part of the network's stra ...
    April 3, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Chicago, Moscow sister-relationship continues

    CHICAGO – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has nixed a proposal by the City Council to show solidary with Ukraine over Russia's occupation of Crimea.
    April 3, 2014 - 9:06 am
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