- US man accused in African lion death thought hunt was legal Updated: Jul-28-15 8:26 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Minnesota - An avid Minnesota hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that he thought everything about his trip was legal and wasn't aware of the animal's status "until the end of the hunt."
- Rauner praises House vote to block lawmaker pay raise Updated: Jul-28-15 6:55 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Members of the Illinois House voted Tuesday to block a pay raise for themselves and senators that has become a flashpoint in the state's budget stalemate.
- Cubs recall RHP Beeler to start against Rockies Updated: Jul-28-15 6:49 pm
CHICAGO - The Cubs have recalled right-hander Dallas Beeler from Triple-A Iowa to start Tuesday night against the Colorado Rockies.
- Autopsy concludes woman found dead in Chicago home strangled Updated: Jul-28-15 6:10 pm
CHICAGO - A woman found dead in a Chicago home along with her three children earlier this month was strangled.
- Illinois guard Abrams tears Achilles, out for 2nd season Updated: Jul-28-15 5:12 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Illinois senior point guard Tracy Abrams will miss a second straight season because of an injury, a damaging blow to the team's hopes of returning to the NCAA Tournament.
- Weeks after escape, inmates at Iowa prison still on lockdown Updated: Jul-28-15 3:53 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Three weeks after a convicted armed robber managed to escape from a top security cell, inmates at an Iowa prison are still under a lockdown.
- Rauner signs bill broadening eligibility for food stamps Updated: Jul-28-15 3:47 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - More Illinois families will be able to receive federal food stamps under expanded eligibility signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
- Gov. Rauner halts payment of video gambling profits Updated: Jul-28-15 3:02 pm
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois - Illinois municipalities that host video gambling in bars and restaurants won't get their cut of profits from the machines until the state budget is in place, Gov. Bruce Rauner's office announced Monday.
- Shooting victim's father wins records from Carbondale police Updated: Jul-28-15 12:26 pm
CARBONDALE, Illinois - Another Illinois law enforcement agency has been found to have violated state public records laws by not releasing investigative records to the father of a 21-year-old Carbondale woman killed in a suspicious shooting.
- Mumps outbreak centered at U of Illinois Updated: Jul-28-15 12:20 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - More than two-thirds of the state's 73 known cases of mumps are in Champaign County, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.
- Carbondale elementary schools suspend police visit program Updated: Jul-28-15 11:59 am
CARBONDALE, Illinois - The superintendent of Carbondale schools says he has suspended a program that had police interacting with elementary school children.
- Farm Aid to mark 30th anniversary with concert in Chicago Updated: Jul-28-15 11:40 am
CHICAGO - Farm Aid will have a 30th-anniversary concert featuring Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews in Chicago.
- Mayor says storm cleanup will cost thousands in Quincy Updated: Jul-28-15 11:35 am
QUINCY, Illinois - The mayor of Quincy says cleanup from strong storms earlier this month will top hundreds of thousands of dollars.
- Reward offered for missing endangered Illinois turtle Updated: Jul-28-15 11:02 am
DEKALB, Illinois - A local attorney is offering a $250 reward for a male Blanding's turtle that scientists with Northern Illinois University have been tracking for about two years.
- Grain higher, livestock higher Updated: Jul-28-15 10:46 am
CHICAGO - Grain futures were higher Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
- Flooding dampens summer recreation along Illinois River Updated: Jul-28-15 9:47 am
PEORIA, Illinois - Flooding along the Illinois River that has prompted National Weather Service warnings and closed the waterway to boaters for weeks this summer has dampened recreational activities.
- EXCHANGE: Years often pass before stolen guns are recovered Updated: Jul-28-15 8:22 am
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois - The summer of 2012 was a dangerous one on Bloomington's streets as clusters of teens picked up handguns and went outside to settle disputes with rivals who also had access to bullets and weapons.
- Illinois man found guilty in fatal shooting at Madison hotel Updated: Jul-28-15 6:43 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - An Illinois man has been convicted in the fatal shooting of an Oregon man at a hotel in Madison, Wisconsin.
- Bryant's 2-run HR in 9th lifts Cubs to 9-8 win over Rockies Updated: Jul-28-15 5:28 am
CHICAGO - After coming close to hitting a home run the previous few games, Kris Bryant believed he was due to get one to go out.
- Fertilizer company to break ground on Milledgeville facility Updated: Jul-28-15 5:11 am
MILLEDGEVILLE, Illinois - A fertilizer company is set to break ground in the as-yet unused business park in the village of Milledgeville.
- Rockies trade star SS Troy Tulowitzki, lose 9-8 to Cubs Updated: Jul-28-15 5:08 am
CHICAGO - The Colorado Rockies used a four-run rally to take the lead in the top of the ninth, only to fall short when they gave up a two-run homer in the bottom of the inning.
- Another rating agency lowers investment grade of CPS bonds Updated: Jul-28-15 4:53 am
CHICAGO - Another bond rating service has lowered the Chicago Board of Education's investment grade rating to junk status.
- Money raised online to help to pay for test of light art Updated: Jul-28-15 4:34 am
CHICAGO - The designers of a plan to install colorful LED lights on the underside of elevated train tracks in Chicago's business district have raised nearly $60,000 in an online fundraising campaign that will allow them to test the project.
- Meningitis vaccine required for some Illinois students Updated: Jul-28-15 4:08 am
MARION, Illinois - Starting this school year, students entering grades six and 12 in Illinois will need to have had a vaccine to prevent meningitis.
- Kankakee man gets 5-year sentence in marijuana-growing case Updated: Jul-28-15 4:06 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - A 38-year-old Kankakee man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for growing marijuana plants with the intent to distribute them.