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  • Twitter parody plays differently in middle America

    CHICAGO – Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredo ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Quinn: No pension 'plan B' before court ruling

    CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to develop a contingency plan to solve Illinois' pension crisis despite urgent financial ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Police: American suspect confesses in Bali killing

    BALI, Indonesia – An American man has confessed that he killed his girlfriend's mother in a luxury hotel on Indonesia's Bali island, and the girlfrien ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Illinois girl rescued after falling through grate

    PLAINFIELD – Emergency crews rescued a 12-year-old girl Friday after she fell through a grate and became trapped in a 10-foot hole outside a school in ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Board chairman defends UI job denial to professor

    CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois was right to deny a faculty job to a professor whose anti-Israel Twitter messages were considered by some to be ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:30 pm
  • Farm accidents increase in Illinois over past year

    PEORIA – Farming claimed the lives of 21 people in Illinois from July 2013 through June, nearly double the number of deaths during the same period a y ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Teacher wanted for sex assault held in Bosnia

    WAUKEGAN – A former suburban Chicago grade school teacher accused of sexually assaulting a girl two years ago has been arrested in Bosnia, Lake County ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Belvidere teachers notify board of strike intent

    BELVIDERE – A teachers union has notified a Boone County school district of its members' intent to strike after they declared an impasse in contract n ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:29 pm
  • Spokane's Cupich to be next Chicago archbishop

    Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars and has embraced Pope Francis' focus on fighting poverty, will be name ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Rauner tells local business leaders he'll fight for them

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Bruce Rauner told McHenry County business leaders Friday that if he were to become governor he would not tell governors from surroundin ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:23 pm
  • McLean County Coroner warns of smoking on oxygen

    BLOOMINGTON – The McLean County Coroner's office is citing two recent deaths in warning residents about the dangers of smoking and using oxygen tanks ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • GOP's Rauner not a fan of gambling, airport slots

    CHICAGO – Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner said Thursday he’s not a fan of gambling or a plan to put slot machines at Chicago’s internat ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Judge: Libertarian candidate can be on ballot

    SPRINGFIELD – A Sangamon County judge on Thursday rejected the Republican Party’s attempt to have a Libertarian candidate for Illinois governor struck ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • Report: 6 SIU students arrested in sex assaults

    CARBONDALE – Six students at Southern Illinois University have been arrested in connection with two reported sexual assaults on the school's Carbondal ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:28 pm
  • ComEd settles for $46M with state of Illinois

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Commerce Commission on Thursday approved a $46.2 million Commonwealth Edison settlement over lawsuits with the state that could ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 11:28 pm
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