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  • Illinois meat-tampering suspect accused of putting needles in supermarket packages seeks bond

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — A southwestern Illinois man accused of inserting sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats that a federal prosecutor calle ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 11:42 am
  • Resident injured in Elgin house explosion, fire officials say

    ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — An Elgin man is in intensive care after an explosion blew out the walls and windows of his house, fire officials said.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 9:43 am
  • Deadly Cairo bank holdup hearing set for Illinois man

    BENTON, Ill. — A man accused of fatally stabbing two southern Illinois bank workers and critically wounding a third during a botched robbery has been ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 9:40 am
  • DuPage County report first West Nile virus case

    WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — The DuPage Health Department on Monday announced the county's first reported human case of West Nile virus this year.
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 7:40 am
  • Durbin denies ‘bullying’ businesses

    CHICAGO – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is unabashedly defending his name-calling and other attacks on Illinois businesses looking to locate their headquarter ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Wheeling police car hits, kills pedestrian

    WHEELING – An on-duty officer in a squad car has struck and killed a 20-year-old pedestrian in a northwestern Chicago suburb, Wheeling police said.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Nearly 100 groups form school funding coalition

    AURORA – Nearly 100 organizations are joining together to push Illinois lawmakers to pass a school funding reform proposal in the spring.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Rockford gun victim dies after police interview

    ROCKFORD – A Rockford man with multiple gunshot wounds died after telling police he didn’t know who shot him, Rockford police said.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama library’s short list

    WASHINGTON – Chicago, New York and Honolulu have made the short list to host Barack Obama’s future presidential library.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Rauner’s schools plan raises eyebrows

    SPRINGFIELD – Proposals to tie teacher merit pay to student test scores and alter tenure policies to make it easier to fire bad teachers are among the ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Congressional candidate's residency under scrutiny

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois congressional candidate Ann Callis' previous out-of-state residence has come under scrutiny, with a published report Sunday say ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Cop and suspect injured in shooting, incident

    CHICAGO – A man was shot and injured by Chicago police after an officer was struck with a car, officials said Sunday.
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • 2 Chicago area schools named for Obama family

    PARK FOREST – Two schools in Chicago’s south suburbs will be renamed after the first family, officials said.
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • CPS to lay off 476 custodians by month’s end

    CHICAGO – Chicago Public School officials plan to lay off 476 custodians, a district spokeswoman said Saturday.
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Chicago alderman challenging Emanuel

    CHICAGO – A Chicago alderman announced Saturday he’ll challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015, saying the city deserves a leader who looks out for everyd ...
    Sept. 13, 2014 - 11:41 pm
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