State News

  • 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
  • Chicago man arrested in shootings that left 1 dead

    CHICAGO – A Chicago man is being held without bond after being charged with killing a convenience store clerk and later wounding a friend of his fathe ...
    April 3, 2014 - 9:05 am
  • Aldermen propose ban of "upskirt" photos

    CHICAGO – Two Chicago aldermen want to crack down on so called "up the skirt" photos in the city.Ald ...
    April 3, 2014 - 9:03 am
  • Dems introduce bill that would change school funding

    SPRINGFIELD – A group of Democratic lawmakers Wednesday introduced a long-awaited piece of legislation that would dramatically change the way schools ...
    April 2, 2014 - 11:07 pm
  • Obama arrives in Chicago for multiple fundraisers

    CHICAGO – President Barack Obama has arrived in his hometown of Chicago.Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn gree ...
    April 2, 2014 - 11:40 pm
  • Astronaut to speak at U. of Illinois commencement

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Astronaut and University of Illinois graduate Michael Hopkins will deliver the commencement address at his alma mater's spring ...
    April 2, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • Chicago Blues Festival lineup to honor Williamson

    CHICAGO – This year's Chicago Blues Festival will honor legendary bluesman Sonny Boy Williamson.The ...
    April 2, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Woman, 24, convicted in dismemberment of husband

    SPRINGFIELD – A jury has convicted a 24-year-old central Illinois woman of murder for the dismemberment of her husband.
    April 2, 2014 - 8:23 am
  • Strong storms, hail, flooding expected for southern Illinois

    CARBONDALE – The National Weather Service says tornadoes, strong winds and large hail could pound portions of southern and southwestern Illinois in th ...
    April 2, 2014 - 8:22 am
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