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  • Republican opposition to Illinois school funding bill irks Andy Manar

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois House Republicans, fearing that majority Democrats could take money away from their suburban Chicago school districts in ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 5:50 pm
  • Dick Durbin, Jim Oberweis debate background checks on guns in U.S. Senate race

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and GOP challenger Jim Oberweis disagreed Monday on whether to require universal background checks for firearms purcha ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:59 pm
  • Suspect in Chicago-area air traffic control center fire has bond denied

    CHICAGO — A magistrate judge ordered a suburban Chicago man held without bond Monday on charges he set a fire at an air traffic control center, causin ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 5:06 pm
  • Fire strikes Minooka house

    MINOOKA – A fire caused major damage on the second floor, attic and roof of a residence in Minooka early Monday morning, according to a news release f ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • Bond set for Sycamore woman accused in stabbing

    DeKALB — Bond was set at $500,000 today for the Sycamore woman police say waited for her estranged husband's girlfriend to return home early Saturday ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 1:59 pm
  • FAA: 2 weeks to reopen Chicago-area air control center after Aurora fire

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says it will take about two weeks to fully reopen a Chicago-area control center where an act of sab ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:47 am
  • Illinois sending approvals to medical marijuana patients

    CHICAGO (AP) — The first approval letters have been sent to Illinois patients who've applied to use medical marijuana legally, Illinois Department of ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Dick Durbin to seek probe of Chicago air center sabotage in Aurora

    CHICAGO — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday that he will seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control ce ...
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 9:17 am
  • Rauner giving veers left and right

    SPRINGFIELD – Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner and his wife, Diana, have given hundreds of thousands of dollars to protect abortion rights a ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 10:47 pm
  • Lawn mower races ‘good fun’

    INGLESIDE – Chuck Bojniewicz pulled off his cap and shook his head after climbing off his racer near the pit area. 
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 10:17 pm
  • Fire damages, destroys 8 buildings in Rock Island

    ROCK ISLAND – A huge fire has damaged or destroyed eight buildings in downtown Rock Island.The fire ...
    Sept. 28, 2014 - 9:35 am
  • Illinois governor hopeful Bruce Rauner visits Crystal Lake

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Tucked away in a shopping center, behind a store window covered in campaign signs, Bruce Rauner rallied the troops.
    Sept. 29, 2014 - 10:16 am
  • Ex-Sen. Roland Burris an issue in Chicago trial

    CHICAGO – An Illinois Democrat appointed by disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich to a U.S. Senate in 2008 has become an issue in the lead-up to a fed ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • Treasurer hopefuls look to boost office image

    SPRINGFIELD – Two candidates vying to be Illinois’ next chief investment officer have different ideas about how to restore the image of the Treasurer’ ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • O’Hare flight delay cancels Steinem stop with Quinn

    CHICAGO – Famed women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem’s trip to Chicago was postponed Friday because of travel disruptions at O’Hare International Ai ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 11:50 pm
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