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  • All Chicago flights halted at O'Hare, Midway airports after fire at Aurora air traffic control facility

    CHICAGO – A contract employee set a fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center where he worked, bringing two of the nation's busiest airpor ...
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 12:03 am
  • Springfield teen accused of home invasions, sexual assaults of older women indicted

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An 18-year-old Springfield man accused of home invasions and sexual assaults of women more than 60 years old has been indicte ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 9:46 am
  • Comptroller rivals clash on approach to backlog

    SPRINGFIELD – With Illinois battling the nation’s worst unfunded pension liability, the two outspoken statewide office holders vying for its check-wri ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:29 am
  • Report: 12 firms linked to Rauner went bankrupt

    SPRINGFIELD – At least a dozen of the many companies owned by the investment firm of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner have gone bankrup ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 10:32 am
  • Guilty plea in $60,000 Illinois township thefts

    URBANA – A former township supervisor in eastern Illinois has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $60,000 from the township and using the money to ga ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Chicago says coal-storage site will shut down

    CHICAGO – A company involved in legal skirmishes last year over piles of petroleum coke in Chicago has sold its facility, and a second company has bee ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • Illinois high court to hear cigarette appeal

    ST. LOUIS – The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower court’s reinstatement of a decade-old $10.1 billion class-action verdict against P ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • 2024 Olympics host city candidates hope to learn from Chicago, USOC's loss

    CHICAGO — Every day for a year after his most painful professional setback, the chief of Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympics got hit with some form of ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 12:08 pm
  • University of Illinois bioscience professor, 99, continues research

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Targeting a primary cause of heart disease might be enough for one research lifetime, but Fred Kummerow doesn't rest on past gl ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:59 am
  • Peoria driver sentenced for 13th revoked license count in Illinois

    LEWISTOWN, Ill. — A Peoria man has been sentenced to 3 years in prison after pleading guilty to his 13th count of driving with a revoked license.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:44 am
  • Chicago's O'Hare International reclaims world's busiest airport title

    CHICAGO — Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has reclaimed its title as the world's busiest airport for the first time since 2004.
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Crest Hill woman pleads not guilty in Labor Day weekend slaying

    JOLIET – The woman accused of fatally stabbing her roommate last month over the Labor Day weekend pleaded not guilty Wednesday to first-degree murder ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • Batavia aldermen ask for investigation from Attorney General Madigan into electric project

    BATAVIA – Aldermen at Tuesday’s Joint Committee of the Whole meeting unanimously recommended the city should ask Attorney General Lisa Madigan to inve ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:37 am
  • Genoa parents on alert after sex offender moves near school bus stop

    GENOA – Some Genoa parents are concerned after the school district decided to keep a bus stop near where a sex offender lives, while also offering a n ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:35 am
  • With end of season, Wrigley Field revamp to start

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs played the final game of the season Wednesday, setting the stage for the start of an extensive makeover of 100-year-ol ...
    Sept. 25, 2014 - 8:30 am
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