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Man charged in fatal Springfield crash acquitted by jury

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 1:08pm
A Florida man involved in a fatal 2015 crash in Springfield was found not guilty of aggravated driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance after his attorneys raised questions about blood tests

Storm forecast: Up to 9 inches of snow for northern Illinois

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 10:08am
The National Weather Service says a winter storm is heading to northeastern Illinois that could bring as much as 9 inches of snow to some areas

Officials want drivers to make pledge for highway safety

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:50am
State officials are challenging 1 million Illinois motorists to slow down and make room when they see a vehicle on the side of the road with hazard lights on

National guardsman taking girl whose dad was killed to dance

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 3:49am
A Northern Illinois kindergartener whose father was killed in a military training accident last year has a date to her first father-daughter dance: A soldier with the Illinois Army National Guard

Rauner to run ads tying Ives to Madigan

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 9:10pm
Gov. Bruce Rauner is planning to run statewide ads dubbing Republican primary rival State Rep. Jeanne Ives "Madigan's Favorite Republican."

School chief promises $350M to Illinois schools by June 30

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 3:26pm
The state's education chief says that the $350 million boost promised to public schools this year will be distributed beginning in April

Sheriff: Suspect and slain Illinois teen met online

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 2:41pm
Authorities say they believe the suspect in last month's slaying of a northern Illinois teenager met the girl online before he picked her up at her house, drove her to a rural area and killed her

University of Illinois to expand animal medicine program

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 2:28pm
A University of Illinois program that provides sterilization procedures at local animal shelters is planning to offer other types of veterinary care to pets living with families in need.

Report: Recordings show what Pritzker, Blagojevich thought of potential Obama successors

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:09pm
In an audio recording made almost 10 years ago, Democratic candidate for governor J.B. Pritzker and disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich discussed the pros and cons of African-Americans who could be appointed to Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat.

Police investigating graffiti at 4 U of Illinois buildings

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 10:12am
Police are investigating at the University of Illinois after illegible graffiti was spray-painted on several campus buildings

Police: Suspect in death of infant faces murder charge

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 9:05am
Police say a man suspected of smothering his infant son in downtown Las Vegas faces a murder charge

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville settles free speech lawsuit

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 8:48pm
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville has settled a lawsuit alleging the school violated First Amendment rights by limiting free speech to a small area on campus

Township officials booted off ballot due to unpaid fines

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 8:48pm
A southern Illinois township official has been thrown off the ballot due to $125,000 in unpaid fines for failing to file timely campaign contribution reports

Ives: 'Edgy' ad 'accurate representation' of Rauner policies

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 2:10pm
Republican candidate for governor Jeanne Ives says her contentious campaign ad against Gov. Bruce Rauner is an "accurate representation" of policies her rival has endorsed.

Snowfall Monday could make driving conditions difficult

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 1:16pm
The National Weather Service says snowfall in Chicago and other parts of northern Illinois could create hazardous conditions on roads heading into the workweek

Data: Fewer marijuana charges in Urbana after policy change

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:58pm
New statistics from the police in Urbana, Illinois show misdemeanor charges for cannabis possession, delivery or manufacturing are down significantly in the city

2 bodies found inside Belleville trailer that caught fire

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 8:33am
Authorities in Belleville say the bodies of two men have been sound inside a trailer that caught fire

Northern Illinois city of Rockford sees 2017 drop in crime

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 3:51am
The northern Illinois city of Rockford is getting some good news about crime

Rock Island County launches program to counter opioid crisis

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 11:24am
Law enforcement officers in one western Illinois county have launched a program allowing people to come to law enforcement to get help with an opioid problem

Historic clock being repaired at Rock Island Arsenal

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 10:16am
The clock at the Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois is being repaired