RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Illinois

A collection of news and information related to Illinois published by this site and its partners.

Top Illinois Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • Illinois House expels Rep. Derrick Smith over bribery charge

    Illinois House expels Rep. Derrick Smith over bribery charge
    State lawmakers today kicked out a West Side Democrat accused of taking a $7,000 bribe, marking the first expulsion from the Illinois House since 1905. Rep. Derrick Smith failed to show up to defend himself or hear his fellow House lawmakers condemn...
  • Fall Family Festival Oktoberfest

    Fall Family Festival Oktoberfest
    September 29, 2012 St. Louise de Marillac Parish in La Grange Park, Illinois Free Admission Traditional Oktoberfest Food will be available for purchase along with imported and domestic beers, wine, pop, and water. The menu includes bratwurst, pork...
  • Kidnapped Calhoun County Baby Reunited With Mother

    Kidnapped Calhoun County Baby Reunited With Mother
    A 6-week-old Calhoun County girl was reunited with her mother Saturday after being kidnapped Friday morning. Police in Albion had been looking for a man they believe kidnapped 6-week-old Nahla Maylee Johnson. Detectives took a call from Nicole Chanel...
  • Pension reform elusive in Illinois

    Pension reform elusive in Illinois
    When lawmakers left the Statehouse at the end of May, the problem of fixing the nation's most underfunded state public employee pension system was left unresolved amid myriad political concerns and divides. Despite Gov.Pat Quinn's decision to call...
  • Crestwood officials go on trial in tainted water case

    Crestwood officials go on trial in tainted water case
    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...
  • Man charged in street race that killed 2 teens

    Man charged in street race that killed 2 teens
    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...
  • Illinois corporate tax credits swelled to $161 million in 2011

    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...
  • 1st free-standing birth center in Illinois may open

    1st free-standing birth center in Illinois may open
    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...
  • Business leaders come out in support of gay marriage in Illinois

    Business leaders come out in support of gay marriage in Illinois
    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...
  • Dogs killed in Naperville apartment fire

    Dogs killed in Naperville apartment fire
    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...
  • Touching Lincoln: 16th president spent most of his adult life in Springfield, Ill.

    Touching Lincoln: 16th president spent most of his adult life in Springfield, Ill.
    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...