| 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 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 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...
| May 2, 2012
| 8:49 AM
Muslims have become the third-largest religious group in the state after Roman Catholics and independent evangelicals. Not to mention, the fastest-growing one.
That's according to a census of American religious congregations unveiled Tuesday in Chicago....
| May 4, 2012
— Illinois voters this fall will be asked whether to make it tougher for state and local governments to sweeten public employee pensions under a measure lawmakers approved Thursday.
The proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution now goes on...
| May 8, 2012
| 10:51 AM
A federal appeals court in Chicago ruled today that Illinois’ eavesdropping law “likely violates” the First Amendment and ordered that authorities be banned from enforcing it.
The ruling from the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in...
| May 15, 2012
Two more weeks. That's how long your legislators are scheduled to be in Springfield for the remainder of their thus far do-little spring session.
As of this writing lawmakers have taken one important step to secure the future of perpetually insolvent and...
| May 15, 2012
| 8:04 AM
A man from Glen Ellyn is charged with inappropriately touching teenage girls at a store on two occasions and may be linked to a third incident.
Police say security video caught 24-year-old Nicholas Muniz driving away from a Target store in west...
| May 16, 2012
| 6:58 AM
A high school swimmer from La Grange is suing for the right to compete in the state finals in November.
Mary Kate Callahan swims without the use of her legs. She's still very fast, but the Illinois High School Association says it has no provision to...
| May 22, 2012
| 6:07 AM
A mother from far northwest suburban Round Lake is facing charges after police say she left her 2-year-old child alone in her car while she went to work.
19-year-old Jessica Vasquez was arrested after police found the child in the car about 2:30 a.m....