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  • 'Significant' evidence found in Illinois police murder

    September 5, 2015 12:19 PM

    FOX LAKE, Ill. - Authorities investigating the slaying of a northern Illinois police officer say they've recovered a new piece of "significant" evidence from the crime scene. Lake County Sheriff's Office detective Christopher Covelli says evidence technicians returning to the scene of Tuesday's shooting in the village of Fox Lake... more »
  • Officer fatally shot, prompting manhunt in northern Illinois

    September 1, 2015 1:23 PM

    FOX LAKE, Ill. - Police in northern Illinois say a manhunt is underway after an officer was shot and killed. Lake County Undersheriff Raymond Rose says the officer was pursuing people described as suspicious when he was shot and killed in Fox Lake, 55 miles north of Chicago. He tells... more »
  • Illinois to trial run locks on pill bottles

    August 29, 2015 1:55 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Illinois will be the first state in the country to test out a pilot program that will put locking devices on some prescription painkillers to make it harder for people to abuse the drugs. The numerical locking devices will be similar to those used on gym lockers... more »
  • Illinois man sentenced in Louisiana for turtle smuggling

    August 6, 2015 11:11 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge in New Orleans has sentenced an Illinois man to more than three years in prison for attempting to buy threatened turtles captured in violation of state law. The U.S. Attorney's Office says 35-year-old Keith Cantore, of Monee, Illinois, was sentenced Wednesday and was... more »
  • Deere lawn tractor recall

    August 4, 2015 8:46 PM

    NEW YORK- More than 2,000 John Deere lawn tractors are being recalled because the brake arm can fail and cause a crash. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says there are no reports of injuries so far. The recall affects models D110, D125, D130,D140, D155, D160 and D170. The... more »
  • Officials say school will keep 'Midget' name, mascot

    July 17, 2015 11:18 AM

    FREEBURG - Athletes at a southern Illinois high school will keep the nickname Freeburg Midgets, despite the objections of a group representing people with dwarfism who find the name offensive. About 500 people gathered at the Freeburg Community High School late Thursday to urge the school board not to dump... more »
  • Illinois group says concussions lawsuit 'threatens' football

    April 13, 2015 11:00 AM

    CHICAGO - The nation's first prep sports governing body to face a class-action concussions lawsuit wants an Illinois judge to dismiss the suit, saying it could kill football programs statewide. The Illinois High School Association says in a filing with Cook County Circuit Court that it's already doing what it... more »
  • GOP Rep. with 'Downton Abbey' office to resign

    March 17, 2015 1:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - Republican Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois says he's resigning his House seat amid questions about his spending. In a statement on Tuesday, Schock said he would step down effective March 31. Schock, a four-term lawmaker, said he was taking the step with a "heavy heart." He said that... more »
  • BNSF freight train with crude oil derails near Illinois city

    March 5, 2015 5:40 PM

    GALENA, Ill. - A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near the northern Illinois city of Galena. According to railroad officials, the train derailed around 1:20 p.m. Thursday in a rural area where the Galena River meets the Mississippi. Jo Daviess County Sheriff's... more »
  • LA Tech wins first bowl game since 2008, tops Illinois in Heart of Dallas Bowl

    December 26, 2014 7:06 PM

    DALLAS (AP) - Louisiana Tech's Houston Bates had a career day against his former team - his 4 1/2 sacks in the Heart of Dallas Bowl matched the number he had in three seasons at Illinois. Bates, who graduated and transferred to finish his eligibility closer to home was chosen... more »
  • Deadly storms sweep across Midwest

    November 18, 2013 7:46 AM

    WASHINGTON, Ill. - Storms that swept across the Midwest left at least six people dead and unleashed powerful winds that flattened neighborhoods, flipped over cars and uprooted trees. Illinois was struck the hardest by the unusually powerful late-season tornadoes Sunday. Washington, a town of 16,000 about 140 miles southwest... more »
  • Boy rescued from Ind. sand dune moving arms, legs

    July 15, 2013 10:43 AM

    CHICAGO - The doctor who helped treat a 6-year-old Illinois boy who was buried in sand for hours at a northern Indiana dune says the child is expected to make a full neurological recovery. Dr. Tracy Koogler is medical director of pediatric intensive care at the University of Chicago Medical... more »
  • Hospital: At least 10 hurt in Illinois plant blast

    March 7, 2013 11:15 AM

    GRANITE CITY, Ill.- Officials say an explosion at a southwestern Illinois steel plant has injured at least 10 people, three critically. Fire officials say the blast happened shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday at American Steel in Granite City, just northeast of St. Louis. A spokeswoman for the local hospital, Gateway... more »
  • Former Ill. Gov. Ryan to be released from prison

    January 30, 2013 2:39 AM

    CHICAGO - George Ryan is about to become the latest Illinois governor to go through a prison door. This time he's headed out. The 78-year-old Republican has served five-plus years for corruption. Authorities are expected to release him from a prison in Terre Haute, Ind., sometime Wednesday. He's expected to... more »
  • Horses coming from Ill. must be checked for virus

    January 8, 2013 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's agriculture commissioner says any horse coming into Louisiana from Illinois must have a health certificate showing that in the last 30 days it hasn't been at Hawthorne Race Course, where nearly 70 horses have tested positive for a very contagious and potentially lethal virus. The Department of... more »

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