| Aug 6, 2012
| 6:36 AM
A jury trial begins today for two former village officials of South Suburban Crestwood.
They're accused of lying to environmental regulators about the village using water from a polluted well for more than two decades to supplement its drinking water...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 6:13 AM
A 20-year-old man is charged with street racing and leaving the scene of a fatal accident that left two teens from Woodstock dead.
Authorities in McHenry County say an investigation linked Dan Huber to the crash that happened in the early morning hours...
| Feb 17, 2013
When lawmakers raised taxes on Illinois residents and businesses, they also increased corporate income tax breaks for a select group of companies.
In 2011, businesses were eligible to claim about $161 million in tax credits — double from the...
| Feb 1, 2013
It took more than two decades of labor, but Illinois is finally poised to permit its first free-standing birth center, an alternative model of care for low-risk pregnant women who want to deliver in a homey environment with a reduced chance of medical...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Dozens of Illinois business leaders and several companies publicly endorsed gay marriage Sunday in an attempt to reignite the issue after a proposed bill failed to get traction in Springfield this month.
State lawmakers aren't scheduled to be at the...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 10:20 AM
Three dogs were killed in an apartment fire in Naperville.
It happened Wednesday afternoon inside a two-story apartment complex.
Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke in an unoccupied apartment on the first floor.
They put out the fire within 10...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 8:42 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - "Be sure to use the handrail," national park guide Ronnie van Nostrand said as he led a small tour group upstairs in the only home Abraham Lincoln ever owned. "It's the same railing Mr. Lincoln used."
We had all come to Springfield...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 8:23 PM
State officials warned Thursday that Illinois stands to lose more than $1 billion if Congress and President Barack Obama cannot reach an agreement to prevent the "fiscal cliff" brought on by preset tax increases and budget cuts.
The prediction came...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 6:53 AM
A stolen police squad car was involved in an deadly crash in East Saint Louis, IL.
Police say it started with a man who was arguing over a bus fare around 8 a.m. Wednesday. Officers were called to escort the man off a Metro bus at 80th and State streets,...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 6:56 AM
Teachers in Lake Forest are scheduled to vote on their new contract Tuesday.
The teachers staged a week-long walkout last month before a tentative contract settlement sent them back to work; today, both the teachers and the school board are scheduled...
| Oct 28, 2012
CHAMPAIGN — The weight of a losing season seems obvious to Illinois coach Tim Beckman.
"I've lost 22 pounds," he said. "You think I like losing? I haven't been around it. I hate it."
Saturday's 31-17 Homecoming loss to Indiana only added to the...