Bill taking Illinois out of voter registration system vetoed

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed a bill that would end the state's participation in a multistate voter registration system critics say is inaccurate and vulnerable to hackers.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 6:34 pm CDT

News Minute: Here is the latest Illinois news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. CDT

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he was "deeply troubled" by President Donald Trump's seeming support for Russia and President Vladimir Putin in public comments. The Republican governor told reporters Tuesday that "we should...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 11:44 am CDT

Rauner: President should blame Russians for hacking

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he was "deeply troubled" by President Donald Trump's seeming support for Russia and President Vladimir Putin in public comments.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 4:58 pm CDT

Rauner signs laws to speed up Quincy vets' home construction

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed into law measures aimed at replacing troublesome housing units at the Quincy veterans' home.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 4:34 pm CDT

Missouri court gives jolt of life to long Midwest power line

A proposal for a high-voltage power line carrying wind energy across the Midwest has received a jolt of new life after the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that regulators wrongly rejected it.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 2:50 pm CDT

4-year-old boy found dead after central Illinois house fire

Authorities say a 4-year-old boy was found dead after a house fire near Peoria.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 2:26 pm CDT

Peoria pulls plug on contentious riverfront apartments plan

Peoria officials have terminated a contentious proposal that would have built apartments on part of what is now a public park along the Illinois River.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 12:58 pm CDT

UI settles lawsuit against alumnus for $7.5K

The University of Illinois is paying an alumnus $7,500 to stop selling T-shirts that say "Make Illinois Great Again" with a drawing of the school's former mascot Chief Illiniwek.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 12:34 pm CDT

Benedictine hopes to sell Springfield campus for $3M

Benedictine University's president says the school hopes to sell its entire Springfield campus for $3 million to a buyer, who could potentially use the grounds for education.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 11:38 am CDT

Judge: Trial in Laquan McDonald shooting to start Sept. 5

A Chicago police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald will stand trial starting Sept. 5.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 10:50 am CDT

NTSB eyes engine failure in Chicago medical helicopter crash

Investigators say a medical helicopter might have had both engines fail just before it crashed along a major highway on Chicago's south side earlier this month.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 9:46 am CDT

Authorities work to determine cause of fatal house fire

Authorities say they're working to determine the cause of a house fire in northern Illinois that left a young child dead.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 6:26 am CDT

2 boys blamed for vandalism at Fox River Trolley Museum

Authorities say two boys ages 11 and 13 are responsible for more than $100,000 in damage at the Fox River Trolley Museum in suburban Chicago.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 5:38 am CDT

Wheaton Library director named state's librarian of the year

The director of the Wheaton Library has been named librarian of the year.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 4:58 am CDT

NIU trustees want acting president to become permanent

Northern Illinois University trustees have voted their preference to be the next president of the school.

Tuesday, July 17th 2018, 4:58 am CDT

Sports Minute: Here is the latest Illinois sports news from The Associated Press

A fourth former member of a Christian college football team in suburban Chicago who faced felony charges in a 2016 hazing incident has pleaded guilty to lesser charges. James Cooksey pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor...

Thursday, June 8th 2017, 3:36 am CDT

Prosecutors: Russian hackers leased servers in 2 states

US prosecutors say Russian government hackers exploited some of the United States' own computer infrastructure to steal politically sensitive information.

Monday, July 16th 2018, 11:29 pm CDT

5th former football player pleads guilty in hazing case

Another former member of a Christian college football team in suburban Chicago who faced felony charges in a 2016 hazing incident has pleaded guilty to lesser charges.

Monday, July 16th 2018, 10:02 pm CDT

University of Illinois student shot by police faces charges

A University of Illinois student has been charged with disorderly conduct after authorities say he called police to report a man with a gun, then pointed a pellet gun at responding officers before they shot him.

Monday, July 16th 2018, 9:46 pm CDT

SIU trustees vote for ending Randy Dunn's presidency

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees has approved a separation agreement ending Randy Dunn's tenure as the school's president.

Monday, July 16th 2018, 5:06 pm CDT