Share

More Illinois Articles

  • Glen Carbon village names next police chief

    GLEN CARBON, Ill. (AP) — The southwestern Illinois village of Glen Carbon soon will have a new police chief. The village's governing board has approved of Collinsville Police Department Assistant Police Chief Todd Link as John Lakin's eventual replacement, the Belleville News-Democrat...

  • Illinois still employs 173 hired improperly

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn's administration hired more than 60 percent of the Illinois Department of Transportation workers whose employment was deemed improper by a state ethics watchdog, a document released Friday shows. The list, released late Friday in response to Freedom of...

  • Small plane with 2 aboard crashes in Illinois

    NEWARK, Ill. (AP) — A small airplane with two passengers aboard crashed into a field Friday near the LaSalle County community of Newark, authorities said. The LaSalle County Sheriff's Department says the single-engine, two-seater crashed around 3:30 p.m., near Cushing Field Limited Airport. The...

  • Prison ordered for school district embezzler

    BENTON, Ill. (AP) — A former business official and treasurer with Carterville schools was sentenced Friday to a year and a day in federal prison for stealing funds from the southern Illinois district. Now of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Todd Frazier also was ordered to repay more than $100,000 and...

  • Cops: Pathologists' findings led to murder charge

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Murder charges against a former Illinois prosecutor and Big Ten football standout in his wife's death eight years ago are rooted in pathologists' new findings that her body's condition at the scene showed she died of foul play and not flu-like symptoms, authorities told The...

  • Fired IDOT workers sue over documents disclosure

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Fifty-five workers who have been told they're being laid off by the Illinois Department of Transportation claimed in a lawsuit Friday that they're being fired to spare Gov. Pat Quinn election-campaign embarrassment over a hiring scandal. The Democratic governor's...

  • W. Ill. sheriff resigns over cyberstalking charge

    CHICAGO (AP) — A western Illinois sheriff accused of cyberstalking and threatening a woman he met at a gym resigned from office Thursday and agreed to withdraw from the November ballot, Attorney General Lisa Madigan said. Rock Island County Sheriff Jeffrey Boyd, 48, entered an Alford plea to...

  • Kirk fundraises off Michelle Obama

    "I'm not one to believe rumors or engage in political gossip, but when it comes to defending the Illinois Senate seat that I'm honored to hold, I take all potential threats seriously," the Republican wrote in a Sept. 5 fundraising letter.

  • Missouri man sentenced in Chili's robbery

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A Missouri man who robbed a Chili's restaurant with a BB gun has been sentenced to nearly five years in federal prison. Christopher Ford, 29, was sentenced Thursday to four years and nine months and was ordered to pay nearly $2,000 in restitution. He and two other...

  • Chicago taxi drivers threatening a slowdown

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago taxi drivers are staging a slowdown to press their demand for a fare hike and the regulation of ridesharing operations in Illinois. Broadcaster WBBM in Chicago reports (http://cbsloc.al/ZiBGNJ ) there were few taxis at Midway Airport on Thursday, and United Taxi Drivers...

  • '2nd Fridays' continues on iconic avenue

    CHICAGO (AP) — A program to draw more visitors to a less-traveled section of Chicago's iconic Michigan Avenue is continuing into autumn, officials said Thursday. The Chicago Cultural Mile Association has sought to promote the stretch of Michigan Avenue from the Chicago River south to Roosevelt...

  • 'Outdoors Woman' celebrates 20 years in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois program to help women become outdoors enthusiasts will celebrate its 20th anniversary this month. The "Becoming an Outdoors Woman" workshop will be Sept. 26 to 28 at Pere Marquette State Park near Grafton. Thousands of women have participated during the...

  • CTA inks contract for unarmed security guards

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Transit Authority approved a new $10 million contract for unarmed security officers who will help deter graffiti and theft at city and suburban facilities. The Chicago Sun-Times reported (http://bit.ly/1ADGJnA ) the three-year contract with Digby's Detective &...

  • Illinois lawmakers push plan for police cameras

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Two Illinois lawmakers on Thursday pushed for a hike in traffic and other fines to raise money for police body cameras and dashboard cameras in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old by an officer in Ferguson, Missouri. State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, a...

  • Illinoisans mark 13th anniversary of 9/11

    PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Flags flew at half-staff and ceremonies were held Thursday cross Illinois to commemorate the thirteenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. In Peoria, Bradley University students arrived on campus to the sight of 3,000 flags the College Republicans placed...



From the Weekly Standard