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9-year-old charged with murder in 5 Illinois fire deaths

A 9-year-old child accused of causing a mobile home fire that killed three children and two adults in central Illinois has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019

Gonzaga director of operations Stephen Gentry hired at Illinois as assistant coach

Stephen Gentry is leaving his role as Gonzaga’s director of operations to reunite with his former boss Brad Underwood at Illinois.


Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh making long-shot GOP challenge to Trump

Joe Walsh, a former Illinois congressman and tea party favorite turned radio talk show host, has announced a challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019

Illinois patient’s death may be first in U.S. tied to vaping

Health officials said Friday that an Illinois patient who contracted a serious lung disease after vaping has died, and that they consider it the first death in the United States …


Florida expert captures elusive alligator at Chicago lagoon

The alligator had a good run as day after day the people hunting for him in a Chicago lagoon came up empty, but in the end he was no match …


Feds bring new sex crime charges against singer R. Kelly

Singer R. Kelly, already facing sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, was arrested in Chicago on sweeping federal indictments that accuse him and members of his entourage of recruiting …


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019

Illinois becomes 11th state to allow recreational marijuana

Illinois’ new governor delivered on a top campaign promise Tuesday by signing legislation that makes the state the 11th to legalize small amounts of marijuana for recreational use and the …


Family: Baby cut from slain Chicago woman’s womb dies

CHICAGO – An infant boy who was cut from a Chicago woman’s womb with a butcher knife died Friday at a hospital where he had been in grave condition since …


UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019

Chicago police: 44 injured, 8 killed in weekend shootings

Chicago’s police chief on Monday decried a “despicable level of violence” during a weekend in which 52 people in the city were shot, eight of them fatally, and two people …


UPDATED: Sat., May 4, 2019

1 body found, 2 more believed dead in Illinois plant blast

An explosion and fire at an Illinois silicone factory was believed to have killed three people, authorities said Saturday, as they recovered the body of one victim while suspending the …


Police: Slain Illinois boy was beaten, put in cold shower

Police believe an Illinois couple who reported their 5-year-old son missing last week killed him days earlier by beating him and forcing him to stand in a cold shower for …


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019

Illinois boy found buried in shallow grave; parents charged

Authorities on Wednesday dug up the body of a 5-year-old Illinois boy who was reported missing last week and charged his parents with murder and other counts.


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019

14-year-old says he is Illinois boy who went missing in 2011

A 14-year-old boy who said he escaped from two kidnappers in Ohio told authorities he is from Illinois, where he went missing nearly eight years ago when his mother apparently …


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019

Illinois professor creates women’s NCAA Tournament simulator

University of Illinois computer science professor Sheldon Jacobson has always loved data. For the past seven years he’s had a men’s NCAA Tournament bracket simulator. After getting many requests, professor …


Police: Aurora attacker used gun he shouldn’t have owned

The man who opened fire and killed five co-workers at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant took a gun he wasn’t allowed to have to a job he must have known …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019

Employee being fired fatally shoots 5 co-workers in Illinois

A 15-year employee being fired from a suburban Chicago manufacturing company started shooting Friday, killing five co-workers and wounding five police officers before he was killed by police, authorities said.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019

At least five civilians dead and five officers wounded in shooting in Aurora, Ill., officials say

At least five people are dead and five officers wounded, officials said. A gunman at a warehouse in Aurora, Illinois, inflicted multiple casualties, including several police officers. The suspect, identified …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 29, 2019

Midwest cities scramble to keep homeless from dangerous cold

Winter’s sharpest bite in years moved past painful into life-threatening territory Tuesday, prompting officials throughout the Midwest to take extraordinary measures to protect the homeless and other vulnerable people from …


Report: Illinois speaker Madigan recorded in probe by FBI

A Chicago newspaper reported Tuesday that a lengthy federal court affidavit says the FBI secretly recorded Illinois’ powerful House speaker in 2014 discussing a hotel development project and the possibility …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018

Gonzaga rewind: Bulldogs’ offense, experience, bench shine at Maui Invitational

The Gonzaga-Duke game was nearing tip time when Mark Few and Mike Krzyzewski met behind makeshift curtains close to the court. “So I talked to Mark before the game and …


UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018

Gonzaga draws Illinois in Maui Invitational opener

Gonzaga will open against Illinois in the nightcap of the Maui Invitational’s first day. The Zags and Illini will tip at 8:30 p.m. Pacific time on ESPN2 on Monday, Nov. …


Urban farmers forced off land find new ground to grow

These days, urban farming is increasingly common, but the burgeoning business sector is not without its challenges, namely space and literal room to grow.


Officer shoots armed student at high school, charges filed

Charges were filed against a student who was wounded by a police officer after firing shots in a northern Illinois high school hallway while staff and seniors were meeting for …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018

Suspect in 1986 Tacoma murder case arrested in Illinois

A suspect in the 1986 killing of a young girl in Washington has been arrested in Illinois.


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018

Debt may force Lincoln library and museum to sell artifacts

The foundation that supports the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum says it might have to sell artifacts if it can’t pay off a decade-old loan that financed items related …


Megachurch founder quits amid sexual misconduct allegations

The founder of a Chicago-area evangelical church that grew to become one of the largest in the nation is stepping down, calling allegations that he touched and made lewd comments …


Illinois governor donates ‘Godfather’ papers to Dartmouth

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has donated his collection of “The Godfather” author Mario Puzo’s papers to his alma mater, Dartmouth College.


UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018

Illinois primary puts focus on security of state voter rolls

With the Illinois primary just days away, state election officials are beefing up cyber defenses and scanning for possible intrusions into voting systems and voter registration rolls.


Illinois governor vetoes bill to license gun stores

Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have required gun retailers to be licensed by the state of Illinois, calling it “unnecessary, burdensome regulation” that would have hurt small …


Sen. Duckworth still breaking barriers, and she likes it

Breaking down barriers is nothing new for Sen. Tammy Duckworth, and that’s the way she likes it.