4 hrs ago | USA Today
A Circuit Court judge in Illinois faces heroin and gun charges after a judicial colleague died of a drug overdose at his family cabin.
8 hrs ago | Daily Kos
Chicago is an ethnically diverse city and I can prove it with a book. The title of the book is "The Chicago Area Ethnic Handbook: A Guide To The Cultures and Traditions of our Region's Diverse Communities by Jeryl Levin and Cynthia Linton." In 1997, the Illinois Ethnic Coalition , published the first edition of The Ethnic Handbook: A Guide to the ... (more)
12 hrs ago | Free Republic
Boy, it sure makes a primary or election contest easier when your opponent pulls out, don't you think? Barack Obama has been managing to do that since he won the Democratic nomination for state senator in Illinois in 1996, and it helps explain the IRS harassment of conservatives and Tea Party groups since 2010.
14 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune
An Illinois House panel today approved a concealed weapons bill that supporters say attempts to walk the fine line between gun rights advocates and gun control supporters, but some Chicago-area lawmakers want a more restrictive bill.
A Benedictine monk from Wisconsin who faces charges he tried to abduct four Illinois girls has been released on bond.
Attorney General Lisa Madigan today urged Illinois residents who want to donate to charitable efforts to help the victims of Monday's devastating tornado in Oklahoma to watch out for fundraising scams by con artists seeking to exploit the disaster for their personal profit.
A bill to increase the maximum speed limit in Illinois could hit Gov. Pat Quinn's desk for his signature soon.
The Obama administration has picked a private attorney and former federal prosecutor who helped send former Illinois Gov.
In this May 26, 2004 file photo, prosecutor Zachary Fardon is seen outside the federal courthouse in Nashville, Tenn.
One after another, major U.S. corporations have updated anti-discrimination policies to protect gay, lesbian and transgender workers, drawing plaudits from gay-rights groups.
It is not surprising that the larger the hailstone, the faster it falls. If you've ever been amazed at the damage caused by a hailstorm, you won't be when you hear how fast the stones are falling.
By Korrina Grom We're smack-dab in the middle of tornado season. Are you prepared? According to the National Weather Service, Illinois had 30 tornadoes in 2012, including an EF4 that hit Harrisburg on Feb.
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois public schools that teach sex education will have to include information about contraception and sexually transmitted diseases instead of a curriculum focused solely on abstinence, according to a plan that cleared the state Senate on Wednesday.
Five people are dead, six others hurt after their church van crashes on an Illinois highway.
After a decade of the Democratic party dominating all levers in government the state of Illinois is a mess.
Kane County State's Attorney Joseph McMahon said Wednesday he could charge officials at West Aurora School District 129 with failing to report suspicions that convicted former band teacher Steve Orland was abusing students, but has chosen instead to require training for all school employees.
Hardly any Illinois public schools have reinforced "safe rooms" to protect students from tornadoes, even though Illinois has nearly as many tornadoes each year as Oklahoma.