SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has a new area code.
The Illinois Commerce Commission on Friday began assigning a new 464 area code for new phone lines in some western and southern suburbs of Chicago.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Flags at Illinois state office buildings were lowered for three days to honor a child welfare worker who was stabbed to death this month.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn's absence gives No. 17 Illinois another obstacle to overcome.
The Illini found out how difficult that might be when Donta Scott and Maryland dominated the paint.
HAMPSHIRE, Ill. (AP) — A chemical explosion Friday at a northern Illinois manufacturing plant killed one person and left another critically injured, authorities said.
With abortion access increasingly restricted across much of the South and Midwest, two Illinois clinics near St. Louis announced Friday that they set up a logistics center to help abortion seekers get to their clinics and help them pay for it.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A jury's paperwork mix-up resulted in a central Illinois judge announcing a not guilty verdict in a murder trial, only to inform the defendant minutes later that he had in fact been convicted.
Roger Strukhoff was being treated for intestinal bleeding at a hospital outside Chicago this month when he suffered a mild heart attack.
Normally, the 67-year-old would have been sent to the intensive care unit.
Bob Goalby, who won the 1968 Masters without having to go to a playoff when Roberto De Vicenzo infamously signed for the wrong score, has died. He was 92.
Goalby's death Wednesday in his hometown of Belleville, Illinois, was confirmed by the PGA Tour and by Bill Haas, his great nephew.
A project that will boost Great Lakes shipping in a crucial bottleneck and another intended to protect the lakes from invasive carp will get big funding increases under the Biden administration's infrastructure package, officials said Thursday.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Coastal Carolina quarterback Grayson McCall will miss spring practice because of an offseason surgery.
The school announced McCall, defensive end Josaiah Stewart and tight end TJ Ivy Jr.
CHICAGO (AP) —
Three more Illinois residents have been charged in the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol after investigators determined that their mobile devices were inside the building that day.
CHICAGO (AP) — The state's top officials in the battle against COVID-19 on Wednesday reported that the vicious surge in the disease fueled by the omicron variant is slowing statewide and in Chicago, the nation's third-largest city.
CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois judge who made sexist comments about an attorney during a conversation in his courtroom that he did not realize was being broadcast live on YouTube has been removed from the bench, officials announced Wednesday.
Here are the girls prep basketball polls with rank, team, first-place votes, record and total points.
Here are the boys prep basketball polls with rank, team, first-place votes, record and total points.
How ranked teams fared in their weekly games:
1. Benet (17-2) beat Fenwick 59-28, beat Waukesha West 56-30.
CHICAGO (AP) — The white Chicago police officer whose fatal shooting of Black teen Laquan McDonald put the city at the center of a national debate about race and law enforcement is set to be released from prison next month after serving less than half of the 81-month sentence imposed three years ago.
WOOD RIVER, Ill. (AP) —
Police in the Metro East area of Illinois fatally shot an armed man who pulled a gun on officers at a gas station early Tuesday, authorities said.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The family of a delivery driver who died last month when a tornado collapsed the central Illinois Amazon facility where he worked filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday in Madison County.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin joined the gubernatorial fray on Monday, entering the race as a Republican challenging incumbent Democrat J.B. Pritzker.
Elected the first Black mayor of Illinois' second-largest city in 2017, Irvin, 51, is the fifth candidate seeking the GOP spot on the November ballot.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Sasha Stefanovic scored 22 points, including a go-ahead 3 at the start of double overtime that sent No. 4 Purdue over No. 17 Illinois 96-88 on Monday.
Illinois guards Andre Curbelo and Alfonso Plummer made baskets in the final seconds of regulation and the first overtime before the Boilermakers (15-2, 4-2 Big Ten) broke away.
CHICAGO (AP) — A new state law lets homeowners in Illinois request the removal of racist language from property deeds, decades after the language was deemed unenforceable and outlawed.
WBEZ reports that restrictive covenants barring Black people from owning a property or labeling properties “white only" can be edited more easily due to the change.
(RNS) — In addition to Martin Luther King Day, residents of the state of Illinois will also celebrate the legacy of boxer Muhammad Ali for the first time on Monday (Jan. 17). The state-wide holiday in honor of America’s most famous Muslim American comes roughly five years after Ali died at the age of 74 in Phoenix, Arizona.
CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago alderman convicted of tax evasion has sought an early release from prison due to his age, medical conditions and the omicron-fueled COVID-19 surge.
Attorneys for Edward Vrdolyak filed an emergency petition Friday, according to The Chicago Tribune.
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Illinois are investigating seven fentanyl overdose cases over 24 hours that left two people dead.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A museum exhibit in Springfield is featuring a range of work from Illinois artists including Muddy Waters, Earth Wind and Fire and Chance the Rapper.
It’s called the “State of Sound” and runs through Jan.
GREEN BAY, Wisc. (AP) — Demaria Franklin scored 19 points to lead Illinois-Chicago to its third straight win, an 80-63 win at Green Bay on Saturday.
The Flames built an 11-point advantage by intermission, 36-25.
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — AJ Green scored 22 points, Noah Carter added 17 and Northern Iowa edged Southern Illinois 69-68 on Saturday night for its fifth straight win.
Green was 4 of 12 from the floor, made three 3-pointers and shot 11 of 12 from the line.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Keshawn Williams scored 18 points and Northern Illinois defeated Eastern Michigan 77-70 on Saturday.
Kaleb Thornton scored 15 points for the Huskies (5-8, 2-1 Mid-American Conference).
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored 21 points and hauled in 10 rebounds to help No. 25 Illinois beat Michigan 68-53 on Friday night.
“No matter who is on the court, no matter what player it is, I always go out there and try to destroy them and dominate them,” Cockburn said.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored 21 points and hauled in 10 rebounds to help No. 25 Illinois over Michigan 68-53 on Friday night.
Both teams struggled from distance in a foul-plagued first half, combining to go 1 of 20 from 3-point range.