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Sexual harassment training offered for Illinois lawmakers

Thu, 11/09/2017 - 3:47am
The Illinois General Assembly's fall session ends Thursday after an unanticipated addition to the agenda

The Latest: Senate OKs easier access to insurance benefits

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 4:18pm
Illinois state Treasurer Michael Frerichs (FRAYR'-iks) has won approval of a law making it easier for survivors of deceased family members to claim life insurance benefits

Today in History

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:41am
Today in History

Rauner orders flags lowered to honor Rockford police officer

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 9:38am
Gov. Bruce Rauner has ordered flags in Illinois to be flown at half-staff in honor of a Rockford police officer who died in the line of duty

Police: 6-year-old weighed 17 pounds at death; parents charged

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 7:56am
A downstate father and stepmother are charged with first-degree murder in the starvation death of their 6-year-old boy who authorities say weighed just 17 pounds when he died last week.

Illinois Senate to consider 'debt transparency' measure

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 3:48am
The Illinois General Assembly returns to work Wednesday and the Senate will likely take up legislation to require monthly reporting of overdue bills

Lawmakers approve plan to protect monarch butterfly habitats

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 8:55pm
Illinois lawmakers have approved a plan proponents say will help protect the habit of monarch butterflies

Illinois nonprofit to dissolve to settle fraud lawsuit

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 1:22pm
The Illinois attorney general has announced a settlement by the state and more than 20 other states in a lawsuit accusing a Rockford-based veterans nonprofit of scamming donations

DCFS investigator remains hospitalized weeks after beating

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 1:02pm
The husband of an Illinois Department of Children and Family Services investigator who was beaten while trying to take protective custody of a child says his wife remains in a coma and in critical condition.

Edwardsville man pleads guilty to threatening Trump online

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 11:26am
An Illinois man is to be sentenced early next year after pleading guilty to threatening President Donald Trump

Sentencing set in killing of Illinois woman after robbery

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 5:34am
A sentencing date is set for a 25-year-old northern Illinois man for his role in a 2015 armed robbery at a gas station and the murder of a 19-year-old he feared might talk to police

Illinois lawmakers return to work amid sex-harassment mess

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 3:56am
The Illinois General Assembly returns to Springfield on Tuesday for the final days of its fall session after spending last week wrestling to control a sexual-harassment quandary

Lawsuit: Wrong Walgreens prescription led to suicide attempt

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 12:34am
A northern New Mexico man is suing Walgreens over claims a pharmacist erroneously filled a prescription for him and that anti-anxiety drug led to a suicide attempt

Appellate court rules against Rauner on pay increases

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 5:14pm
The Fifth District Appellate Court in Mount Vernon has ruled that Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration should be paying unionized state workers scheduled increases promised by contract

Data: 116 state jobs moved to Springfield in past 2 years

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 12:44pm
A Springfield-area lawmaker who wants to bring more state jobs to the capital city says new data show more work needs to be done on the effort

Judge to rule on trial delay in Chinese scholar's case

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:04am
A federal judge in central Illinois must decide soon whether to grant a defense request to delay the trial of a man accused of killing a University of Illinois scholar from China

Copy of Gettysburg Address to be on display in Springfield

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 7:06am
One of the five surviving copies of the Gettysburg Address written by Abraham Lincoln will be on display this month in Springfield

Groups raising funds to preserve, relocate Rockford murals

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 3:51am
An effort is underway to preserve 13 mosaic murals created by a group of Rockford high school students more than 15 years ago

Donated Army uniform leads to Genoa tribute to soldier

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 3:46pm
A donated U.S. Army uniform has led to an exhibit of a Vietnam War soldier's life at the Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society and Museum

Illinois gov declares harvest emergency to help crop transit

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 2:35pm
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has declared a statewide harvest emergency to help agricultural workers hit hard by rain-related delays