More Illinois Articles

  • Driver dies when tire hits car on Chicago highway

    CHICAGO (AP) — A tire that flew off an SUV bounced across an interstate highway in Chicago and slammed into a car, causing an accident that killed its driver. The Illinois State Police says the accident took place Wednesday morning along Interstate 94 on Chicago's South Side. Police...

  • Illinois man retried, found not guilty in slaying

    CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man who was granted a new trial for a slaying he was convicted of nearly two decades ago has been acquitted and set free. The Cook County State's Attorney's Office confirmed Wednesday that a jury found 49-year-old Rodell Sanders not guilty late Tuesday night....

  • Illinois patients to docs: 'What about marijuana?'

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois doctors, nursing homes, hospitals and hospice organizations are ramping up for their role as gatekeepers in the state's new medical marijuana program. Medical professionals find themselves at the center of a quickly changing legal landscape with minimal scientific...

  • U of I trustees consider increasing arena budget

    CHICAGO (AP) — When University of Illinois trustees meet in Chicago they will consider adding $4.5 million to the budget for the renovation of the State Farm Center in Champaign. Trustees also will consider a raise for head basketball coach John Groce (GROHS) at the Thursday meeting. The...

  • Illinois college breaks ground on mining facility

    HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — A Saline County community college has broken ground on a simulated mine facility that will be used for education and competitions. Southeastern Illinois College received $220,000 from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Development to build the...

  • Rule changes coming in 2014-15 deer hunting season

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is announcing a number of changes for the upcoming deer hunting season. Department Director Marc Miller says 20 counties will be removed from the late-winter season and the number of firearm permits available in some...

  • Fire-damaged Illinois state building set to reopen

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Springfield state office building damaged by a small fire appears ready to be back in business after a one-day closure. Secretary of State's Office spokesman Dave Druker says the Howlett Building was closed to business Tuesday after a fire occurred about 1:15 a.m....

  • Ex-school janitor accused of assaulting students

    CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago Public Schools janitor is accused of raping one student and fondling another while working at a South Side high school. Cook County Circuit Judge Maria Kuriakos Ciesil on Tuesday set bail at $100,000 for Paul Peatry, who is charged with criminal sexual assault...

  • Chicago to add noise monitors near O'Hare airport

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago plans to install eight new airport noise monitors in neighborhoods near O'Hare International Airport. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the plans Tuesday. He says the additional monitors will help gauge the impact of changes in flight patterns at one of the nation's busiest...

  • Durbin to Putin: Take responsibility for crash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to accept responsibility for downing a Malaysian Airlines jetliner over eastern Ukraine. Speaking on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, the Illinois Democrat also said Putin should do what he can to ensure...

  • Driver charged in Will County crash that killed 4

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A semi-truck driver involved in crash that killed four people southwest of Chicago was driving too fast and falsified entries in a logbook tracking the number of hours he spent behind the wheel, authorities said Tuesday. Investigators believe the semi-truck was speeding on...

  • Quinn: Landfill's PCB approval may be withdrawn

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn believes the state of Illinois may be able to withdraw its approval of a plan to store toxic waste in a central Illinois landfill because local officials may never have signed off on the proposal. A subsidiary of Area Disposal in Peoria owns the Clinton...

  • Court endorses Illinois electricity surcharge

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois regulators can force electricity customers to help pay for the $1.6 billion FutureGen clean-coal project, a state appeals court said in a ruling Tuesday. The 2-1 decision handed down by the Illinois Appellate Court OKs a state plan to charge electricity...

  • Lawyers: Factor court decision into pensions case

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Lawyers representing state retiree groups said Tuesday they aim to use a recent Supreme Court decision on health care benefits in an effort to expedite their case challenging Illinois' pension legislation. Attorneys told Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Belz...

  • Fire closes Illinois state building in Springfield

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A spokesman for Illinois' secretary of state says he expects that office's Howlett Building damaged in a small fire should reopen Wednesday. Dave Druker says the building was closed to business Tuesday after a fire happened about 1:15 a.m. that day in a mechanical...



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