Stories tagged: illinois
Tue., April 18, 2017
Attorneys for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich urged an appellate panel Tuesday to grant him a third sentencing hearing, arguing their client’s behavior in prison justifies sharply reducing his 14-year …
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017
An Illinois judge has granted a certificate of innocence to a Washington state man who was wrongly convicted in 2012 of the 1957 kidnapping and killing of a 7-year-old girl.
Tue., April 11, 2017
Officials say a member of Northwestern University’s crew team has been found dead after falling overboard while practicing in suburban Chicago.
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017
A fast-acting paramedic dove into the frigid water of an Illinois lake where a SUV was submerged on Thursday and found an infant floating inside, then administered CPR on the …
Thu., March 2, 2017
A northern Illinois man has died after being struck by a tree during a powerful Midwestern storm, raising the death toll for the regional storms to four.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017
About 18,000 callers participated in a telephone town hall hosted by U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam, a suburban Chicago Republican who has been criticized for canceling smaller in-person meetings and declining …
Wed., Feb. 8, 2017
Chicago businessman Chris Kennedy will join the Democratic race for Illinois governor, campaign aides to the son of the late Robert F. Kennedy said. “Today I am announcing my run …
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016
Illinois regulators have yanked a suburban Chicago doctor’s license for running a cash-only pill mill and prescribing vast amounts of fentanyl and other addictive painkillers to patients in 11 states.
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016
Illinois state Treasurer Michael Frerichs suspended $30 billion in state investment activity with Wells Fargo on Monday, joining a swelling chorus of outrage over the scandal which saw bank employees …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016
A federal judge on Tuesday upheld Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence on corruption counts, setting aside pleas for leniency by the former Illinois governor’s wife and daughters during his resentencing.
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016
Payroll processor ADP has agreed to pay nearly $1.4 million to resolve charges alleging it discriminated against black and Hispanic job candidates and employees in Illinois.
Fri., July 29, 2016
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Friday making marijuana possession in small amounts punishable by fines but not jail time.
Tue., June 28, 2016
Illinois must add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of diseases eligible for medical marijuana treatment, a Cook County judge ordered Tuesday in a sternly worded ruling that also said …
Thu., April 28, 2016
The morning after Dennis Hastert was sentenced to a 15-month prison term in federal court, a lawsuit brought by the man at the center of the disgraced former U.S. House …
Wed., April 27, 2016
Federal regulators are recommending that an Illinois city provide bottled water or filters to residents affected by high levels of lead in their drinking water.
Wed., April 13, 2016
Attorneys general from eight states and the District of Columbia have written letters to several national retailers expressing concern about on-call scheduling, which allows companies to assign shifts to workers …
Tue., April 5, 2016
Police say a construction worker was killed and three others were injured when a 45-ton beam fell on them as they worked on a bridge in a Chicago suburb.
Mon., April 4, 2016
A woman was killed and another person injured Monday morning after a car they were in collided with a southbound Chicago Transit Authority Yellow Line train at a grade crossing …
Mon., March 7, 2016
Illinois made a splash of the positive variety Monday by announcing the hiring of Lovie Smith, the former coach of the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as the Illini’s …
Tue., March 1, 2016
A judge has dismissed a claim that Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz isn’t eligible for the Illinois ballot because he was born in Canada.
Wed., Dec. 30, 2015
Illinois launching program that would set aside, invest small share of wages.
Tue., Oct. 20, 2015
College Basketball: Escort – How could Louisville Cardinals’ coach Rick Pitino not know of sex parties?
Escort Katina Powell broke her silence on Tuesday, saying she has no proof that Louisville men’s basketball coach Rick Pitino knew that a former Cardinals staffer hired her and other …
Sat., Sept. 5, 2015
Kent State and Illinois postponed their season-opening football game in Champaign, Illinois, until today after a lightning delay of almost three hours on Friday night. The school’s athletic directors decided …
Tue., May 19, 2015
While Illinois has hired a law firm to investigate allegations of mistreatment by football coach Tim Beckman, the women’s basketball program is facing similar accusations by former players. As first …
Tue., March 17, 2015
Republican Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois, dogged about irregularities in his campaign finance and congressional spending accounts, suddenly announced on Tuesday that he would resign his House seat at the …
UPDATED: Thu., March 5, 2015
GALENA, Ill. (AP) — A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near the northern Illinois city of Galena.
Sat., Dec. 27, 2014
DALLAS – Louisiana Tech’s Houston Bates had a career day against his former team – his 4 1/2 sacks in the Heart of Dallas Bowl matched the number he had …
Sat., Sept. 13, 2014
Linebacker Shaq Thompson returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown, picked up a fumble and rumbled 52 yards for another score, and Washington routed Illinois 44-19 on Saturday,
Tue., June 3, 2014
Villanova will play Illinois and Indiana will meet Louisville in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 9 at Madison Square Garden. Illinois replaces fellow Big Ten school Maryland, which had …
Tue., Nov. 12, 2013
PULLMAN – There was never a doubt that the Washington State women’s soccer team would play in the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship. While selection shows can be stressful …