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2019 trial date set in Lovelace lawsuit against Quincy

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 7:57pm
A trial date has been set for October 2019 in a lawsuit brought by a former Illinois prosecutor who was acquitted in the 2006 death of his first wife

State, counties preparing to offer Hurricane Harvey aid

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 7:20pm
An Illinois agency says it's prepared to mobilize manpower and equipment to send to Texas to aid relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey. But so far, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency says it's yet to be called for assistance.

Feds: Man gets prison for sex with girl he met through app

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:49pm
Federal prosecutors say an Illinois man is headed to prison for traveling to Connecticut to have sex with a 15-year-old girl he met through an online chess app

Education funding overhaul fails in the Illinois House, leaving money for more than 800 districts uncertain

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 3:47pm
Education funding overhaul fails in the Illinois House, leaving money for more than 800 districts uncertain

Coroner: Woman shot ex-husband before drowning in lake

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 2:24pm
A county coroner says a woman fatally shot her ex-husband before their home caught fire and she was found dead in a nearby lake

Behind the scenes at Chicago's iconic Buckingham Fountain

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 11:30am
Lights, water, action: Behind the scenes at Chicago's iconic Buckingham Fountain

Rauner signs automatic voter registration law

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 11:13am
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a measure Monday allowing automatic voter registration in Illinois, a move that comes a year after he rejected a similar measure over concerns about voter fraud.

Sheriff: 2 hurt in southern Illinois small plane crash

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 10:35am
A county sheriff's office says two people were seriously hurt when a small plane crashed into a southern Illinois orchard

Former boyfriend to be arraigned in woman's death

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 9:04pm
The former boyfriend of a Vermont woman who was found dead down a roadside embankment is being arraigned in her killing

Top legislative leaders discuss school funding at Capitol

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 5:24pm
Legislative leaders are meeting at the state Capitol in attempts of finalizing an agreement on a plan to fund schools

Section of Bloomington cemetery named after killed soldier

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 12:10pm
A section of Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Bloomington has been named in honor of a local soldier who was killed in Afghanistan earlier this year

Illinois mental health clinic aims to provide better care

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 8:51am
A clinic in central Illinois is working to provide better basic health care for people who suffer from mental illnesses

Public helping to ay to refurbish Marion cemetery chapel

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 7:23am
The southern Illinois city is renovating a historic 99-year-old chapel in the middle of a cemetery and asking for the public to help pay for it

October 2019 trial date set in Lovelace civil rights lawsuit

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 9:03am
A 2019 trial date has been set in the federal civil rights lawsuit filed by a former Illinois prosecutor acquitted in the 2006 death of his first wife

Body of Illinois swimmer found in West Virginia river

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 8:17am
The National Park Service is searching for an Illinois man who disappeared while swimming in a rapids area with friends in West Virginia

State sets October enrollment date for heating bill help

Sat, 08/26/2017 - 7:22am
Seniors and people with disabilities may begin applying on Oct. 1 for help paying their heating bills this winter

Rauner now criticizes leaders' school funding reform deal

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 8:08pm
Gov. Bruce Rauner told Downstate business leaders on Friday that legislators are "very close to a final deal" on education funding reform -- but he blasted Speaker Mike Madigan for putting "a bunch of bad things" in the bill -- including "money that shouldn't go to Chicago."

University of Illinois unveils Wassaja residence hall

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:44pm
A new University of Illinois residence hall, named after the university's first Native American graduate, has opened and its residents were greeted by two descendants of the hall's namesake

Rauner vetoes state bill to raise minimum wage to $15

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:24pm
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday vetoed a minimum wage measure that would have hiked the state's hourly rate to $15 by 2022.

Gov OKs bill easing gender-ID change for transgender people

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 3:28pm
Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a plan making it easier for transgender people to change the gender listed on their birth certificates