| 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...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 5:56 PM
Seven games, five losses, one recruiting faux pas and a pinch of chewing tobacco into his tenure, Illinois coach Tim Beckman will enter Memorial Stadium on Saturday for his first homecoming game.
And there already is a faction that wants to kick...
| 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 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,...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 10:37 AM
A rare event is set for the Chicago suburbs later this week when the Ryder Cup golf tournament comes to Medinah Country Club.
Some economic experts say the tournament could bring around $130 million in revenue to the area. That's about the same...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 10:29 AM
Police in Lake County are investigating the mysterious deaths of a brother and sister within a five month period.
The half-siblings had the same father but grew up in different households.
Six-month old Desire Thompson died December 28th after being...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 6:43 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The days of most tax-free Internet shopping in California are over.
After years of controversy, the world's largest online retailer, Amazon.com Inc., was set to begin collecting state and local sales taxes on California purchases at 12:...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 4:02 PM
Don’t expect a vote on a plan to overhaul the state’s government worker pension program until after the new year, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton indicated Thursday.
The North Side Democrat said that there simply aren’t...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 12:06 PM
As the Democratic National Convention began its first full day of events in Charlotte, North Carolina, Illinois delegates came out swinging against the GOP.
At a morning meeting of the Illinois delegation, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky blasted republican U....
| Aug 29, 2012
| 11:09 AM
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) addressed the Illinois GOP delegation in Tampa, Florida Wednesday morning.
Boehner told the group he believes republicans can make some gains in Illinois because of the state's economic problems under...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 7:01 PM
An Evanston man selling his iPad on Craigslist got more than he bargained for.
Police say Sean Thomas answered the ad but brought along a knife instead of money.
The two were supposed to meet Sunday afternoon in the 800 block of Noyes Street, but it got...