State News

  • Eye surgeon accused of unauthorized videotaping

    CHICAGO – A Chicago eye surgeon is accused of secretly videotaping female employees who use an office bathroom and a locker room at his two offices.
    April 10, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Bill helps districts fill teaching vacancies

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation helping southern Illinois school districts fill teaching vacancies with recently retired teachers is advancing in the state ...
    April 10, 2014 - 8:42 am
  • Illinois House leader halts millionaire tax plan

    SPRINGFIELD – An effort to tax Illinois millionaires is on hold after the state’s powerful House speaker couldn’t get enough votes to push his plan th ...
    April 9, 2014 - 11:12 pm
  • Chicago area mayors lobby for city pension changes

    SPRINGFIELD – A day after the high-profile approval of Chicago pension overhaul, mayors from suburban DuPage County asked lawmakers Wednesday for help ...
    April 9, 2014 - 11:09 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 - 11:06 pm
  • Chicago pension deal creates quandary for Quinn

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Legislature's approval of a plan to reduce Chicago's pension shortfall is creating an election-year quandary for Pat Quinn ...
    April 9, 2014 - 4:58 pm
  • Quinn announces $8.6B construction program

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says a new $8.6 billion construction program will improve roads and bridges throughout the state.
    April 9, 2014 - 4:39 pm
  • 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
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