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A Connecticut college student arrested carrying two handguns on campus also had an assault rifle and bullets in his car, and police found 2,700 rounds of ammunition and newspaper clippings of the Colorado theater... A Connecticut college student arrested carrying two handguns on campus also had an assault rifle and bullets in his car, and police ... (more)
With the fight over solving Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension shortfall now headed to the courts, the financially troubled state faces a grim possibility: The plan could be tossed, and Illinois could wind up in an even deeper fiscal hole than the one it's in now.
Authorities are working to determine if a woman's body found Tuesday by police is that of a Gurnee, Ill.
Police are investigating the death of a southwestern Illinois man whose body was found on his living room floor, while his housemate was relaxing on a nearby couch.
The passage of a landmark bill to address Illinois' worst-in-the-nation pension crisis means the yearslong fight over how to address the massive shortfall now likely shifts to the courts, where its fate - and much-needed relief for the financially troubled state - remains highly uncertain.
The state's Department of Corrections has locked down the Big Muddy River Correctional Center in Ina after dozens of inmates started to show flu-like symptoms.
Illinois Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie, D-Chicago, front left, and Illinois Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, right, talk while attending a Pension Committe hearing at the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Springfield, Ill.
Greater investment in research to delay aging may be a 'highly efficient' way to prevent disease, extend healthy life, and improve public health, according to new research.
The revelation that a New York City commuter train derailed while barreling into a sharp curve at nearly three times the speed limit is fueling questions about whether automated crash-avoidance technology could... The revelation that a New York City commuter train derailed while barreling around a sharp curve at nearly three times the speed limit ... (more)
The victims were in the 1100 block of West Glenlake Avenue on the Far North Side when someone shot them about 10:35 a.m., said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada.
A bipartisan committee of lawmakers has approved a plan to deal with Illinois' $100 billion pension problem.
On Wednesday, December 11, Culver's restaurant in Lombard will be among 74 participating Culver's in Illinois and Indiana to donate 10 percent of sales to the American Red Cross to help communities recently devastated by tornadoes and severe storms.
Illinois Sen. Bill Brady, R-Bloomington, speaks with reporters at the Illinois State Capitol, Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, in Springfield, Ill.
The new head of Chicago's FBI office said Monday he'll look for ways his agents can do more to help stem homicide rates and other violent crimes in the nation's third-largest city, though he added it's not yet clear what more the FBI can do that it's not already doing.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says a pension-reform deal under consideration in Springfield "falls short of finding the savings needed to solve Illinois' fiscal crisis."
Josh Eidelson , A staff reporter at Salon.com. His latest article is called, "Tens of thousands protest, over 100 arrested in Black Friday challenge to Wal-Mart."