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Illinois nursing home resident death caused by hot weather

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:29am
A coroner report says the June 6 death of a 78-year-old Illinois nursing home resident was caused by hypothermia induced by exposure to hot weather

Cancer faker sought shorter sentence, it got longer instead

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 7:47pm
An Illinois woman convicted of falsely claiming she and her son had cancer saw her sentence increased after she asked for reconsideration of her original sentence

7 Illinois airmen, 1 aircraft to help in Texas after Harvey

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 8:17am
The Illinois National Guard says it's sending seven airmen and a C-130 cargo plane to help with the response to Hurricane Harvey in Texas

Police step up traffic enforcement over Labor Day weekend

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 2:35am
Police statewide say they'll be out in force this Labor Day weekend, and they're urging motorists not to drink and drive

Illinois forest road closing for snake, amphibian migrations

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 2:32am
A 2 ½ mile-long road in southern Illinois' Shawnee National Forest is closing Friday for an annual migration of snakes and amphibians

NTSB: Loss of control, poor visibility caused fatal plane

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 7:41pm
The National Transportation Safety Board is blaming loss of control by the pilot and poor visibility for the April 2015 crash of a private plane in central Illinois that killed seven

Illinois hospital breach exposes up to 9,000 patients' data

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 4:17pm
An Illinois hospital says a data breach exposed patient information of as many as 9,000 people

Sentencing of man guilty of attempted kidnapping postponed

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 12:58pm
There has been another postponement of the sentencing of a southern Illinois doctor convicted of attempting to kidnap the Saline County state's attorney

Coroner: Joliet mother, twin daughters suffered gunshot wounds

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:10am
Preliminary autopsy results show a Joliet mother suffered a gunshot wound to the head and her twin 5-year-old daughters each were shot more than once in what authorities are investigating as murders and a suicide.

War chant prohibited at University of Illinois games

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:02pm
The University of Illinois chancellor says dropping the school's "war chant" at sporting events was ultimately his call and that there are no plans to eliminate the Fighting Illini nickname or popular "Three-in-one" medley

The Latest: Illinois Senate approves school funding overhaul

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 1:23pm
The Illinois Senate has approved a new system for funding schools that will reduce large disparities between wealthy and poor districts.

The Latest: Illinois Senate approves school funding overhaul

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 12:11pm
The Illinois Senate has approved a new system for funding schools that will reduce disparities between wealthy and poor districts.

The Latest: Mixed reactions to Illinois school funding plan

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 11:13am
The Illinois Senate is expected to take up a school funding overhaul that will increase aid to all of the state's more than 800 districts

Illinois Senate to take up school funding overhaul

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 9:37am
The Illinois Senate is expected to take up a school funding overhaul today that supporters have hailed as "historic," saying it will increase aid to all of the state's more than 800 districts and eliminate disparities between rich and poor schools.

Bloomington mayor takes leave of absence for medical reasons

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 8:31am
The mayor of the central Illinois city of Bloomington says he's taking a temporary leave of absence for medical-related reasons

Illinois House approves school funding plan

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 7:47am
The Illinois House approved a new school funding plan Monday that will increase state money for all districts and provide $75 million in tax credits for people who donated to private school scholarships. The Senate will take up the bill today.

Rockford officials seek demolition of 29 vacant houses

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 5:38am
Officials in Rockford want the city council to approve more than $200,000 in bids to tear down 29 vacant and abandoned houses

Lincoln Museum to host premier of Ken Burns' Vietnam film

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 2:22am
The Vietnam War is coming to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Museum in Springfield

Illinois Senate to take up school funding overhaul

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 10:37pm
The Illinois Senate is expected to take up a school funding overhaul that will increase aid to all of the state's more than 800 districts

On second try, Illinois House approves school funding plan

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 8:48pm
An education funding overhaul failed in the Illinois House on Monday, leaving money for more than 800 districts statewide uncertain as the new school year is starting.