- Chicago police kill man they say tried to run over officers Updated: Aug-29-15 10:40 am
CHICAGO - Chicago police officers have shot and killed a man who they say tried to run them over while fleeing the scene of a shooting.
- In reversal, abundant grain trains available for harvest Updated: Aug-29-15 10:37 am
STERLING, North Dakota - The grain elevator that towers over this small prairie town has been humming with workers loading crops onto rail cars destined for domestic and worldwide markets.
- Illinois' Durbin gets a shot at political redemption Updated: Aug-29-15 9:53 am
WASHINGTON - For all its fraught politics and geopolitical import, the Iran nuclear agreement offers something very personal for Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois: a chance at political redemption.
- Cubit tries to focus on football amid Illinois uncertainty Updated: Aug-29-15 9:35 am
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Bill Cubit insists he is focused on Illinois' opening game against Kent State, and that's it.
- Awards recognize Illinois students with big ideas Updated: Aug-29-15 4:43 am
URBANA, Illinois - The University of Illinois is looking for high school students who are putting innovative ideas into action.
- Chicago's Divvy bike-share program attracts developer Updated: Aug-29-15 4:22 am
CHICAGO - Chicago's Divvy bike-share program is hoping to expand with the help of property owners who want bicycle stations near their buildings.
- Ex-Washington mayor Don Gronewald dead at 83 Updated: Aug-29-15 4:04 am
WASHINGTON, Illinois - Longtime Washington Mayor Don Gronewald, probably better known as a town-square pharmacy owner, has died. He was 83.
- Authorities say carbon monoxide is cause of death of 2 Updated: Aug-29-15 3:43 am
DES PLAINES, Illinois - Authorities say carbon monoxide poisoning was the cause of death of two men found inside a suburban Chicago town house.
- Seager, Gutierrez homer, Walker goes 6 1-3 in M's 2-0 win Updated: Aug-29-15 12:30 am
CHICAGO - A cramp may have shut down Taijuan Walker on Friday night, but not before he did the same to the Chicago White Sox.
- Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener Updated: Aug-28-15 11:15 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - A week before the start of the football season, a difficult summer for the University of Illinois became chaotic as coach Tim Beckman was fired after an investigation found he tried to influence medical decisions and pressure players to play with injuries.
- Mariners' Walker leaves start in 7th with injury Updated: Aug-28-15 10:41 pm
- Legionnaires' kills 2 Illinois veterans' home residents Updated: Aug-28-15 10:32 pm
QUINCY, Illinois - Two residents of an Illinois veterans' home have died of Legionnaires' Disease, the Illinois Department of Public Health said Friday.
- American Pharoah still front and center on racing's stage Updated: Aug-28-15 9:46 pm
ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Illinois - Horse racing hasn't had it this good in years.
- Cash-strapped Illinois: Can't do the 'impossible' on paying Updated: Aug-28-15 7:29 pm
CHICAGO - The state of Illinois asked a federal judge Friday not to hold it in contempt for missing a recent court-ordered deadline to pay services providers for the disabled, saying compliance should "not mean doing the impossible" amid one of the nation's worst budgetary crises.
- Emmett Till relatives gather at boy's grave 60 years later Updated: Aug-28-15 7:20 pm
ALSIP, Illinois - The legacy of the lynching of thousands of black people in America was recalled when the death 60 years ago in Mississippi of just one - Emmett Till - was commemorated Friday at his gravesite in a suburban Chicago cemetery.
- Beckman denies Illinois probe's findings, hints at lawsuit Updated: Aug-28-15 7:18 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Fire Illinois football coach Tim Beckman says the findings of an investigation indicating he interfered with medical procedures and pressured players to play hurt are "utterly false" and suggested he might take legal action.
- Judge considers whether to dismiss Illinois head-injury suit Updated: Aug-28-15 6:39 pm
CHICAGO - A judge is considering whether to grant a motion by Illinois' prep sports body to dismiss a class-action head-injury suit against it.
- Lottery winners don't get largesse, but get left out Updated: Aug-28-15 6:13 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Big-time Illinois Lottery winners aren't getting the largesse. They're getting left out.
- Mariners send C Zunino to Triple-A, call up C Hicks Updated: Aug-28-15 5:55 pm
CHICAGO - The Seattle Mariners optioned struggling catcher Mike Zunino to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday and called up catcher John Hicks from their top affiliate.
- Woman accused of killing puppy agrees to smaller jury Updated: Aug-28-15 2:39 pm
URBANA, Illinois - A central Illinois woman accused of killing her boyfriend's pit bull puppy has agreed to a jury of six people instead of 12.
- Testing shows high levels of bacteria in Chicago River Updated: Aug-28-15 12:06 pm
CHICAGO - Testing by the Cook County agency handling sewage and stormwater shows high levels of bacteria from human waste at more than a dozen spots along the Chicago River.
- EXCHANGE: Joliet park renamed for fallen soldier Updated: Aug-28-15 9:26 am
PLAINFIELD, Illinois - The first time Andrew Meari experienced freedom was going to the Mayfair neighborhood park at the corner of Ruth Fitzgerald and Joe Adler drives.
- Rauner signs bill allowing township government to dissolve Updated: Aug-28-15 5:13 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a bill that will allow a southern Illinois township board to vote to dissolve the unit of government to save taxpayer funds.
- Drivers urged to plan for downtown Chicago roadwork, closure Updated: Aug-28-15 4:34 am
CHICAGO - City and state transportation officials are warning motorists to prepare for another weekend of road closures and heavy traffic in Chicago.
- Peoria County gets $3.2 million to combat lead poisoning Updated: Aug-28-15 4:09 am
PEORIA, Illinois - Peoria County is getting $3.2 million from the federal government to protect children and their families from lead poisoning.