| Aug 17, 2012
| 1:46 PM
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...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 9:11 AM
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...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 12:56 PM
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...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 7:15 PM
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...
| 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...