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Inmates didn't seem to mind the bone-chilling cold Tuesday as they helped remove tons of debris left behind from the violent tornado that tore through the village of Diamond last month.
Reports of police shooting dogs without justification are becoming more widespread, and they're starting to become expensive, not only in terms of legal expenses and settlements, but community goodwill.
Stanley Wrice will be released from prison after spending 30 years there. Defense Attorney Heidi Lambros says Cook County Judge Richard Walsh overturned Wrice's conviction Tuesday and granted him a new trial.
This undated file photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows inmate Stanley Wrice.
A judge Tuesday overturned the conviction of a man who spent 30 years in prison for a rape he says he falsely confessed to after being tortured by police.
The News-Democrat reports residents of New Minden are cleaning up from the Nov. 17 twister that killed two people.
An exhibit including the Christmas Nativity scene opened in the Illinois State Capitol last week, prompting considerably less fanfare than did the first display when it was erected six years ago.
An insurance agent in central Illinois says he's noticing an increase in the number of inquiries about renters' insurance following the deadly November tornadoes.
The Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leader Committee elected its 2013-2014 committee members during the IFB annual meeting Dec. 7-10 in Chicago.
Richard Williamson, who played a major role in state Republican politics and served in diplomatic posts for three presidents, died Sunday, state GOP officials said.
Police gave Jonathan Wolworth a certificate of membership in the Saved by the Safety Belt Club , formally recognizing his decision to wear a properly adjusted seat belt prior to being involved in a traffic crash earlier this year, Cmndr.
But a team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Central Florida in Orlando may be one step closer to tapping into the full potential of solar cells.
"Illinois pension systems are just too rich to be afforded," Democratic House Speaker Mike Madigan said Tuesday as lawmakers began on a path to pension reform.
Eight Northeastern and mid-Atlantic governors on Monday petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require "upwind" states in the Midwest and South to curb ozone-forming pollution from their power plants, which they say travels downwind and poses health risks to their citizens.
Donald Keating, shovels snow and grabs a pile to make a igloo in his front yard as the first snow of the season rolls into Hockessin, Del.
Illinois health care exchanges to cost more than previously asserted by Gov. Pat Quinn, according to a Crain's Business report.