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Will County coroner rules Sema'j Crosby's death a homicide

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 2:32pm
The death of 17-month-old Semaj Crosby has been ruled a homicide by the Will County coroner's office

Attorney General Lisa Madigan won't seek new term in 2018

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:48pm
Four-term Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will not run for re-election in 2018, she announced Friday.

U of I researchers found weather changes during eclipse

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 7:58pm
University of Illinois researchers discovered significant atmospheric changes during last month's solar eclipse

Illinois State University begins $33M renovation project

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 3:51pm
Illinois State University officials say a $33 million renovation project will create a more welcoming atmosphere for the campus

House Ethics Committee takes no action on Gutierrez arrest

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:21pm
The House Ethics Committee has determined it will take no further action involving the arrest of Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois during an immigration-related protest outside the White House last month.

Preliminary Illinois test scores show slight improvement in student performance

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:44am
Illinois students are performing slightly better than last year on the state's standardized test now in its fourth year of implementation.

Illinois Poet Laureate leaving the post in December

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 2:55am
Illinois Poet Laureate Kevin Stein is stepping down from the post in December

Freshman enrollment up at Northern Illinois University

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 2:51am
Freshman enrollment at Northern Illinois University has increased for the first time in six years

Vigil planned Sunday for missing U of Illinois scholar

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 2:48am
A candlelight vigil is planned this weekend to honor missing University of Illinois scholar Yingying Zhang of China

Southern Illinois judge grants new trial in 2015 killing

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 9:03am
A southern Illinois judge has granted a new trial to a man convicted of killing a man who spilled beer on him at a convenience store in 2015

Northern Illinois county raising minimum tobacco age to 21

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 2:59am
A northern Illinois county is to become the first in the state to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21 years

Illinois university to connect DACA students with legal help

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 1:26pm
University of Illinois officials say they can't provide legal help to students affected by changes to the Deferred Childhood Arrivals program but will try to connect them with lawyers who can offer assistance

Illinois sees drop in Labor Day weekend road fatalities

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 1:04pm
Illinois State Police say there was a steep drop in fatal traffic crashes over the Labor Day weekend this year compared with last year

Middle school near St. Louis sitting on unsteady ground

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 10:53am
Officials at an Illinois middle school just east of St. Louis say the ground beneath parts of the school is moving

Moline artist to make new sculpture for soldiers' monument

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 2:50am
A Moline artist has been chosen to make a replacement sculpture for an eroded statue at the Rock Island County Civil War Soldiers' Monument

The hair is real: Blagojevich shown with mostly gray do on magazine cover

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 5:08pm
Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich indeed still has his full head of hair -- and now it's confirmed: It's mostly gray, too.

African American museum in Illinois celebrates 2 decades

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 4:46pm
The African American Museum of Southern Illinois is preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary

EIU enrollment down 5 percent but lowest decline in 6 years

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 8:31am
Eastern Illinois University data show that enrollment for the fall semester is down by about 5 percent but it's the school's lowest decline from fall-to-fall in six years

Illinois stocking 80,000 trout ahead of fishing season

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 1:51pm
Fall trout fishing starts next month in Illinois and the state is stocking about 80,000 rainbow trout to prepare for the season

Nonprofit sees fewer WWII veterans on local Honor Flights

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 8:34am
The Land of Lincoln Honor Flight program is seeing fewer World War II veterans on its trips to the nation's capital