- Corruption arraignment Tuesday for ex-Chicago schools CEO Updated: Oct-09-15 12:56 pm
CHICAGO - The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools will be arraigned Tuesday in federal court on corruption charges.
- Anti-violence programs shut down as Chicago shootings climb Updated: Oct-09-15 12:53 pm
CHICAGO - Captured in a documentary that brought national attention to Chicago's violence, Operation CeaseFire deployed former gang members and felons to intervene in feuds that too often ended in fatal gunfire on the city's streets.
- Chinese students bring new business to Champaign-Urbana Updated: Oct-09-15 12:50 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - More than 5,200 students from China attend the University of Illinois, and local businesses are taking notice.
- Rockford University looking to finish raising $17.3 million Updated: Oct-09-15 12:24 pm
ROCKFORD, Illinois - Rockford University says it still needs to raise $6.6 million as part of its $17.3 million Rock Solid and Ready capital campaign.
- Grain mostly lower, livestock mixed Updated: Oct-09-15 10:47 am
CHICAGO - Grain futures were mostly lower in early trading Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
- ISU president calls for end to budget turmoil in Springfield Updated: Oct-09-15 9:09 am
NORMAL, Illinois - Illinois State University is feeling the effects of the lack of a state budget but the school remains "strong and stable," president Larry Dietz said during his annual State of the University address.
- Man who boasted about river jumps dies after jump Updated: Oct-09-15 8:39 am
ST. LOUIS - Authorities say a man who jumped into the Mississippi River and drowned had boasted to friends that he had jumped into the river many times and wanted to do it again.
- EXCHANGE: Many point with pride at World War II service Updated: Oct-09-15 6:15 am
DECATUR, Illinois - Seventy years ago, millions of Americans were returning home from their posts on ships, remote islands in the Pacific Ocean and occupation duty in Europe.
- NIU to rededicate plaque honoring fallen WWII veterans Updated: Oct-09-15 5:50 am
DEKALB, Illinois - Northern Illinois University is rededicating a plaque honoring eight student-athletes who died during World War II.
- Chicago State names Alabama university official to top post Updated: Oct-09-15 5:20 am
CHICAGO - The Chicago State University board of trustees has named an official of the University of North Alabama as the school's 22nd president.
- Mural, crosswalk art project underway downtown Springfield Updated: Oct-09-15 5:10 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A planned mural and crosswalk art project is underway in downtown Springfield after experiencing two years of delays.
- Donations come in for new police dog in Winnebago County Updated: Oct-09-15 4:45 am
ROCKFORD, Illinois - Residents of Winnebago County are contributing money to train a third police dog for the sheriff's department.
- Chicago man sentenced to 5 years for CTA train beating Updated: Oct-09-15 4:35 am
SKOKIE, Illinois - A Chicago man has been sentenced to five years in prison for severely beating a man on a Chicago Transit Authority train in Skokie.
- Group to help displaced workers find work in Peoria area Updated: Oct-09-15 4:08 am
PEORIA, Illinois - Peoria area workers at Caterpillar and other companies who suddenly find themselves out of work will be getting help finding work in the region.
- Feds auction more items seized from Rita Crundwell Updated: Oct-09-15 4:06 am
DIXON, Illinois - The federal government is auctioning items purchased by Dixon's former comptroller who's in prison for embezzling $54 million from the town over two decades.
- Correction: Illinois-Stout Defense story Updated: Oct-08-15 9:01 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - In a story Oct. 7 about Illinois' stout defense, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the score of the loss at North Carolina was 28-14. It was 48-14.
- Illini look to Hill, Nunn, but lose Black for 4-6 weeks Updated: Oct-08-15 8:41 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Illinois coach John Groce knows he wants juniors Malcolm Hill and Kendrick Nunn to become the leaders and top performers on a young, relatively inexperienced team.
- Illinois confirms Ferguson will miss game at No. 22 Iowa Updated: Oct-08-15 8:39 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Illinois says starting running back Josh Ferguson will miss Saturday's game at No. 22 Iowa with a shoulder injury.
- Chicago Cubs give their longest-suffering fans a bit of hope Updated: Oct-08-15 7:52 pm
CHICAGO - Living in a nursing home run by the Little Sisters of the Poor, 82-year-old Edith Heath knows something about faith.
- A look at Chicago's Tribune Tower as it goes up for sale Updated: Oct-08-15 7:33 pm
CHICAGO - A 36-story Chicago landmark, the Tribune Tower, is up for sale. Tribune Media Co. announced Thursday that it has hired real estate investment banking firm Eastdil Secured to explore a sale or find a partner to help redevelop the building, which is home to the Chicago Tribune. Tribune Media phrased the move as an exploration of "strategic monetization alternatives." The building sits on 3 acres along Chicago's Michigan Avenue. Here are some features of the historic edifice that make it significant:
- Ex-Chicago Public Schools leader charged with corruption Updated: Oct-08-15 7:13 pm
CHICAGO - The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools plans to plead guilty to corruption charges announced Thursday that allege she helped steer more than $23 million worth of no-bid contracts to education companies in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.
- Chicago officials say cab strike over Uber had little impact Updated: Oct-08-15 6:55 pm
CHICAGO - Chicago officials say a strike called by a taxi association to protest a proposal to allow ride-booking companies access to the city's airports had little impact on travelers.
- Cutler mending as injuries mount on Bears' offense Updated: Oct-08-15 6:49 pm
LAKE FOREST, Illinois - All around him, Jay Cutler sees teammates going down.
- Illinois coach wants program to reflect him after troubles Updated: Oct-08-15 6:40 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Even before now-former players accused him of running a racially hostile program, Illinois women's basketball coach Matt Bollant sensed the atmosphere in the locker room and the tone of the program needed to change.
- Democrats warn Illinois could go broke without state budget Updated: Oct-08-15 6:09 pm
CHICAGO - Illinois will run out of money to operate in a matter of months if lawmakers can't agree on a state budget, top Democrats warned Thursday, but they reiterated they won't bow to Gov. Bruce Rauner's demands to weaken public-worker unions for a deal.