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Where slaves hid while traveling on Underground Railroad in suburbs

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 3:57pm
Safehouses in Gurnee, Lombard, Oak Brook, Wheaton and other suburbs provided respite in the mid-1800s for fugitive slaves traveling to seek asylum in Canada.

Springfield making effort to cut back on using road salt

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 2:40pm
Springfield officials say the city uses salt to de-ice roadways but there's a conscious effort to cut back on its use

ISU gets $300,000 grant to develop crime scene device

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 1:53pm
Researchers at Illinois State University have received a $300,000 grant to work on a portable device that lets criminal investigators test evidence in the field

Illinois Executive Mansion officials solicit volunteers

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 9:17am
The Illinois governor's mansion is moving into a new phase as officials solicit volunteers to serve as greeters and docents when the mansion reopens following a $15 million renovation this summer

Official urges Illinois residents to practice fire safety

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 7:32am
The state fire marshal is urging Illinois residents to test smoke alarms and prepare a family emergency escape plan after an unusually high number of people died in fires last month

Ives ad targets transgenders, immigrants, women who get abortions

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 5:49pm
A controversial new ad by Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeanne Ives targets the transgender community, illegal immigrants and women who get abortions -- in a statewide television ad that some are calling "repulsive" and "appalling."

Ives cancels speech by man who claims white superiority

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 1:01pm
Republican governor challenger Rep. Jeanne Ives canceled a fundraising speech by a man who contends whites are intellectually superior to African-Americans.

Climatologist: January weather was colder, drier in Illinois

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 10:08am
Illinois' state climatologist says January weather was colder and drier than normal in the state without much snow

Lawsuits over herbicide dicamba to be heard in St. Louis

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 9:08am
A special panel of judges says 11 lawsuits filed in four states against the makers of the herbicide dicamba will be centralized in federal court in St. Louis

Clerk denies UI student request for more early voting sites

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 8:39am
The Champaign County clerk has rejected a request for more early-voting locations from student leaders at the University of Illinois campus in Urbana-Champaign

Southern Illinois University sees drop in spring enrollment

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 8:21am
Southern Illinois University says its spring enrollment fell 8.8 percent this year compared to last spring

Ex-Illinois park district head seeks to withdraw fraud plea

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 5:33am
A former Illinois park district director who pleaded guilty to misusing funds from the district and a related foundation is seeking to withdraw his plea

New fish cakes aimed at controlling invasive Asian carp

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 1:24am
A Louisiana chef has launched a new product aimed at controlling invasive Asian carp by marketing them as Silverfin fish cakes

Today in History

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 10:01pm
Today in History

University of Illinois launches bioenergy research center

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 2:41pm
The University of Illinois is launching a new bioenergy research center that will be used to generate new fuel products directly from plants

Rauner urges unity, tax cuts

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 4:49pm
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner urged bipartisanship Wednesday to confront Illinois' economic crisis, at times drawing mock applause from Democratic legislators who blame him for exacerbating the mess by proposing tax cuts they say the state can't afford.

Central Illinois woman gets 40 years for killing mother

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 3:57pm
A 40-year prison sentence has been handed a central Illinois woman who admitted to participating in the stabbing death of her mother

The Latest: Rauner to name sex-harassment compliance officer

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 11:23am
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to give his fourth State of the State address

Illinois mayor, 91, retires after nearly 55 years

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 10:28am
The longest serving mayor in Illinois is preparing to retire at the age of 91

New Scott Air Force commandeer named after colonel ousted

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 9:57am
A colonel has been named to take over command of 375th Air Mobility Wing at Scott Air Force weeks after the previous commander lost the job amid sexual misconduct allegations